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.
Tokyo -- France's Sunny Side and Singapore's Bang Prods. are teaming to present the third Asian Side of the Doc, a conference and co-production market for European and Asian documentary filmmakers…
TOKYO -- Taiwanese cops, acting on a request from Japanese authorities, seized 10,000 pirated DVD copies of Japanese TV dramas from five street sellers on Saturday.
"Rebirth," Izuru Narushima's meller about a woman who steals her married lover's baby and raises her as her daughter, scooped 10 trophies at the Japan Academy Awards ceremony on Friday, including…
TOKYO -- Warner Bros. Intl. Television Prod. and TV Asahi, one of Japan's five major commercial networks, are teaming to co-produce TV content targeting the U.S. and Asia.
TOKYO -- Six satellite pay channels, including the Disney Channel, will launch on Japan's Sky Perfect JSAT on Thursday plus one free channel on March 17, bringing the total to 31.
Tokyo -- CAA and Universal Studios vet Sandy Climan has been appointed CEO of All Nippon Entertainment Works, a new venture from investment fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan to adapt and develop…