Tucker Films, the distribution arm of the org that runs the Udine Far East Film Festival, has acquired the Japanese time-travel laffer "Thermae Romae" for distribution in Italy on 50 screens.
TOKYO Sony posted a record $5.7 billion loss for its latest fiscal year but execs see a light at the end of tunnel, predicting a return to profitability this year.
Hitoshi Matsumoto, the longtime king of television comedy in Japan as the "dumber" half of the comic duo Downtown, has also become an acclaimed helmer overseas.
Fuji TV, one of Japan's five commercial networks, will offer its regular programming free on YouTube starting next week -- a first for a Japanese net.
As Sony's new president and CEO, Kazuo Hirai, unveiled his strategy Thursday to return the company to profitability, he had one message for the studio division in Hollywood: You're safe for now.
TOKYO -- Sony said Tuesday it expects to make a net loss of 520 billion yen ($6.4 billion) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, a company record.
TOKYO -- Fox International Channels is partnering with Japanese streaming site Hikari TV to produce the feature toon "Secret Children," a sci-fi yarn about clones using real humans as cover to thwart…
TOKYO -- Sony is set to cut 10,000 jobs, repping 6% of its headcount, according to a report in Nikkei newspaper Monday.
Japanese broadcasters, including the five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK, have long had an Internet presence, though monetizing online content is a mystery they have yet to solve.
Japan has certainly moved further forward than seemed possible in the nervous, chaotic weeks following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami disaster. So has its entertainment industry.
Tokyo -- Japan's No. 1 cabler Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) plans to acquire all shares of indie distrib and pic producer Asmik Ace Entertainment and make it a wholly owned subsid.