Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) has reshuffled its film group, prior to releasing a beefed-up slate of 49 titles in 2006-07.
Pubcaster NHK is cutting ¥50 billion ($435 million) from its budget and axing 1,200 jobs, 10% of its staffers, to stanch red ink as more and more viewers refused to pay their subscriptions in protest…
Shochiku is beefing up its 2006 slate with local films in a wider range of genres, including animation and horror. On the foreign film side of the ledger, the biggest upcoming title is Warner Bros.'…
Usen Corp., parent company of distributor Gaga Communications, will partner with Daiwa Securities SMBC in a ¥30 billion ($263 million) content fund.
The saga of troubled Internet powerhouse Livedoor reached a climax Tuesday with the dismissal of maverick prexy Takafumi Horie, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of feeding false information to…
Livedoor prexy Takafumi Horie, the upstart Internet entrepreneur whose alleged business misdealings took the Tokyo Stock Exchange on a roller-coaster ride last week, was arrested Monday on charges of…
Fuji TV is severing its ties with Livedoor, the once-hot Internet company founded by entrepreneur Takafumi Horie, whose legal woes have caused the meltdown on the Tokyo Stock Exchange over the past…
"Suite Dreams," Koki Mitani's intricately structured homage to the 1932 MGM classic "Grand Hotel," topped the Japanese weekend B.O. chart with a take of Y560 million ($4.9 million) on 415,000…
Kazuyuki Izutsu's "Pacchigi!," a rough-and-tumble Romeo-and-Juliet romance set in 1960s Kyoto, has topped the 2005 Kinema Junpo magazine Best 10 critics poll, the oldest and most prestigious award of…
Yoshimoto Kogyo, an Osaka, Japan-based talent agency with extensive media interests, is launching a film fund to underwrite two comedy features.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar