D.N. Dream Partners, a contents fund launched by the NTV web and cell phone giant NTT Docomo in April, will put its first coin into a TV toon based on hit horror franchise "Death Note."
"The Sun," Russian helmer Alexandr Sokurov's drama about Emperor Hirohito in the dying days of World War II, has packed out two theaters in Japan since opening Saturday, despite concerns that…
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.
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?
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…