In a push to attract younger auds to Hollywood pics, Paramount Japan has taken the unusual step of dubbing nearly half of the prints for current release "Shutter Island."
Japan is planning to more than double the export of entertainment products to $27 billion by 2020.
Indie distrib Tornado Film has filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo District Court.
Early risers with a keen interest in technology may want to fire up their computers this morning for a webcast from Washington: "A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital…
Talent shop Amuse, whose roster includes some of the biggest names in the local biz, has announced its first-ever 3D show, which will also be the first-ever live 3D broadcast on Japanese TV.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has trimmed its stake in HBO Latin America from 29% to 8%, its Tokyo parent announced in a statement on Monday.
Five Japanese media companies, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, have taken stakes in video-streaming portal site Gyao.
TV Tokyo, the smallest of Japan's five networks, has taken a $750,000 minority stake in toon streaming site Crunchyroll. Details of the deal, including the percentage of the stake, were not disclosed.
The corporate remains of Japan's once-mighty Internet startup Livedoor, felled by irregularities in its 2005 hostile bid for Fuji TV network, have settled damages claims for the financial shenanigans.
Culture Convenience Club, operator of Japan's biggest rental video chain, has inked a basic agreement to take over the Japan biz of package software retailer HMV, CCC announced on Thursday.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$48.9M Warner Brothers -66.23%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -77.26%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$53.9M Universal Pictures -67.83%