Gaga Communications, a leading Japanese indie distrib with ambitious production aims, will tap into the largest production fund yet launched in Japan. The ¥30 billion ($252 million) fund is being…
Yahoo! Japan and its parent company Softbank on Monday launched TV Bank, a new online movie and video clip service, on the Yahoo Japan Web site. TV Bank offers recent and classic Japanese and foreign…
Buena Vista Intl. Japan unspooled "Chicken Little" on Thursday, Japan's first screening using the Disney Digital 3-D system, at the AMC Ikspiari multiplex in the Tokyo Disney Resort.
Japanese thesp Ken Watanabe is exec producing his first film, the Japanese-language "Memories of Tomorrow" (Ashita no kioku). Set for release by Toei next May, it will also be Watanabe's first…
Can "King Kong" conquer Japan? The film opens Saturday on nearly 800 screens -- not quite the local record, but close enough. Distributor UIP is aiming at the ¥10 billion ($84 million) box office…