Major pic producer and distrib Toei has announced plans to spend $55 million on revamping and digitalizing its studio in Tokyo's Nerima Ward.
Paramount is in talks to build a theme park near Osaka, Japan's second largest city, according to Osaka governor Toru Hashimoto.
Japan Digital Contents Trust, a media investor which has backed a string of Japanese movie distributors, is to be taken over by a Japanese-Singapore fund. In a deal that brings it $3.8…
Israeli helmer Ari Folman's Cannes competition player "Waltz With Bashir" won the grand prize at the ninth Tokyo Filmex Festival, which closed Sunday.
Leading Japanese talent shop, Yoshimoto Kogyo is partnering with a Chinese theater group to present comedy stage shows in Shanghai starting in mid-December.
Japanese toon house GDH announced plans Friday to trim 50 full-time staffers through early retirements.
Tokyo-based toon house Anime Intl. Company has inked a deal with Singapore's Cubix Intl. to produce a live-action version of the hit science-fiction toon series "Bubblegum Crisis."
Two of Japan's top young stars, Kenichi Matsuyama ("Death Note" trilogy) and Maki Horikita, will appear in their first English-language pic, helmer Hans Canosa's "Lost Memory."
Helmer John Woo's period epic "Red Cliff" topped the Japanese weekend box office for the fourth week, earning ¥21.8 million ($3.2 million) for a cume of $31.4 million.
The NTV network, comedy talent shop Yoshimoto Kogyo and ad agency Dentsu are partnering to offer Japanese comedy and variety shows to U.S. auds on broadband.
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