Surviving as an indie distrib has never been tougher in Japan's hyper-competitive market, where 731 titles fought for space on 2,926 screens last year.
PRODUTION INCENTIVES:Japan offers no regulatory or financial incentives to foreign producers. In the past five years, however, a nationwide network of film commissions has sprung up to support the…
Satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications and communications satellite operator Jsat will merge in April under a holding company.
Law-abiding Japan might seem far from the frontlines of Asia's piracy wars, but don't tell that to Motion Picture Assn. chairman-CEO Dan Glickman.
Blame it on the batteries. Contrasting B.O. perfs from "Talladega Nights" and "Zoom" led to very mixed results for Sony Pictures last quarter, while its parent conglom saw profits plunge 94% amid a…
Japanese satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications denied Wednesday that it had made definite plans to merge with communications satellite operator Jsat.
Tokyo Project Gathering, a project market run under the aegis of the Tokyo film fest's Tiffcom market, generated this year's first production deal today.
Producer, distrib and exhibitor Tokyo Theaters is developing its first Japan-China co-production with Shanghai Film Studio.
Japan's Fuji TV will Webcast its shows thanks to a deal with the Japan Assn. of Music Enterprises, which reps talent shops and production houses.
Japan's Yubari Fantastic Film Festival, a favorite on the international fantastic fest circuit for its innovative programming, is back in business after a near-death experience.
Viacom Intl. Japan, a subsid of MTV Networks, will launch a vid-sharing site for broadband users, the company announced Monday.