These days, barely a month seems to pass without a new eyebrow-raising minimum guarantee paid by a Japanese distributor for a South Korean film.
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.
The Mip TV market will open just as an upstart new-media maverick intensifies his push into the old-media order.
A new player has joined the ongoing battle for Japan's largest net, Fuji Television Network, and radio broadcaster sister company the Nippon Broadcasting System.
The Nippon Broadcasting System has lost its last hope of defending itself against a hostile takeover by Livedoor and its president-CEO, hotshot Internet entrepreneur Takafumi Horie.
Internet entrepreneur Takafumi Horie has gone on the offensive in his battle to take over the Fuji TV network. His Internet service provider, Livedoor, is prepping a ¥300 billion ($2.86 billion)…
The Japanese distribution market is continuing to consolidate and restructure. Kadokawa Holdings, the umbrella company of Japan's most aggressively expanding media firm, will make the struggling…
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…
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…
The ongoing saga of Internet portal operator Livedoor's hostile takeover bid for Fuji TV took a new turn Friday when the Tokyo District Court decided in favor of an injunction sought by Livedoor…
Internet portal Livedoor's hostile takeover of Nippon Broadcasting System (NBS) stalled Tuesday after the radio broadcaster's much larger TV affil Fuji announced it has upped its stake to 36.47% of…