Lukas Schwarzacher



Japan's distrib scene looks decidedly different from last year. Two major independent distributors were saved from insolvency by takeovers and there's a new fondness for local productions.


Asia's next fusion


Japan's Kadokawa Holdings and South Korea's CJ Entertainment are linking up to create what could become one of Asia's most powerful film industry partnerships with ties in production, distribution…

Honoree: Shochiku


Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, Shochiku saw a record year in exhibition in 2004 with a gross revenue hike of 230% over the prior period. And its young prexy, Junichi “Jay” Sakomoto, is…

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