Japan's indie companies are separated into a top tier, led by the domestic majors Toho, Shochiku, Toei and Kadokawa, and a lower tier consisting dozens of mid- to small-sized distribs.
Sony has reported yet another quarter of losses -- its fourth straight -- though the pain is less than analysts predicted. From July to September, the electronics giant racked up a net loss of 26.3…
Five Japanese entertainment companies, including distrib Toho and toon houses Studio Ghibli and Sunrise, will jointly launch a system for ferreting out pirated content on the Internet in China.
"Eastern Plays," Bulgarian helmer Kamen Kalev's drama about two brothers brought together by an act of racial violence, which played in Cannes Directors' Fortnight, won the Grand Prix at the 22nd…
The four-day Tokyo Project Gathering project market wrapped on Thursday with Izuru Kumasaka's family drama "Secrets on the Table" walking off with its top award.
Warner Entertainment Japan has created the new post of general manager for its home video and digital distribution biz, the company announced on Tuesday.
Japanese pubcaster NHK is slashing the lump-sum retirement pay of eight disgraced former execs, including ousted prexies Katsuji Ebisawa and Genichi Hashimoto.
Animation Asia Conference, skedded for Nov. 20 in Singapore, has announced its program including a new project showcase.
Japan's Supreme Court has nixed an appeal by two producers of DVDs accused of violating copyrights.
While increased vigilance and harsher penalties have yet to put a major dent in film piracy, a little bit of high-tech know-how just may do the trick.
A superior court in Osaka has acquitted the developer of the Winny file-sharing software used in Japan for sending pirated pics and other software.