TOKYO -- J Horror producer Takashige Ichise, whose credits including the original Japanese "Ring" and "Grudge" movie franchises, as well as three Hollywood pics based on the latter, has decided to…
Tokyo -- U.S. equity outfit Bain Capital is acquiring a 50% share in Japan's Jupiter Shop Channel from the Sumitomo trading house, according to company sources, for a reported $1.3 billion.
TOKYO -- Fuji Media Holdings, the parent company of Fuji TV, Japan's leading commercial network, plans to derive a larger percentage of its profits from non-TV sources, including pic production…
TOKYO -- Veteran helmer and producer Roger Corman will head the competition jury at this year's Tokyo Film Festival, fest officials announced Tuesday.
Tokyo — L.A.-based distrib and production outfit Eleven Arts has pacted with the Edlead Group, a company involved in content production, branding and sales, with bases in Nevada and Kawasaki, Japan…
As the recent death of famed children's book illustrator Maurice Sendak made clear, even geniuses don't live forever. Fans of Japanese toon maestro Hayao Miyazaki, now 71, have long speculated about…
Tokyo Tiffcom, the market held during the Tokyo Film Festival, is bringing three more events into the fold and expanding into bigger digs.
Kaneto Shindo, a prolific, much-honored scripter and helmer of films including "The Naked Island," "Onibaba" and 2010's WWII drama "Postcard," died on Tuesday of age-related causes. He was 100.
Tokyo: A fire burned down a sound stage on Sunday at the Toei Kyoto Studio, which first opened in a 1926 and has produced hundreds of pics including the internationally acclaimed "Battles Without…
TOKYO -- Japan's KDDI, which operates cell-phone service Au, and subsid Okinawa Cellular, have launched Video Pass, a subscription streaming service that offers unlimited access to 1,000 pics, drama…