Most showbizzers can't wait to get an invite to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. So why is Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki giving the Acad the cold shoulder?
Fuji TV reported a slight dip in sales and a sharp upturn in profits in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, boosted by strong B.O. and DVD sales.
Ad giant Dentsu and subsidiary Dentsu Tec have closed a deal with Sony Cultural Entertainment and its subsid Sony Creative Products to strengthen capital ties, while jointly developing and promoting…
Toei Animation and Walt Disney Television Intl. Japan will jointly develop a show for Toon Disney's Jetix action/adventure strand. The joint project, a first for both companies, will combine CG and…
Distrib Comstock has changed its name to Cubical Entertainment to commemorate its 25th anniversary and "make a fresh new start," according to a statement.
Japanese auds often see Hollywood movies later than other territories due to exhib logjams and long lead times for promo campaigns.
Clint Eastwood's WWII pic "Flags of Our Fathers" will open the 19th Tokyo Film Festival on Oct. 21, fest organizers announced Monday. Movie is one of a pair Eastwood is helming about the battle…
Homegrown pics about monsters, local legends and chopsocky action dominated the box office in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, respectively, last weekend, beating big-budget Hollywood fare.
The city government of Yubari, a ski resort town on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, has decided to stop sponsoring the Yubari Fantastic Film Festival, Yubari mayor Kenji Goto announced…
Helmer Hayao Miyazaki, whose toon "Spirited Away" won the 2003 animated feature Oscar, has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences -- only weeks after becoming the third Japanese…
Once trundling toward oblivion, the Japanese movie biz has roared back in the past two years, making more pics, scoring more hits and taking more market share away from Hollywood.