The Tokyo Intl. Film Festival will screen footage from the 3D sci-fi epic "Tron: Legacy" in advance of its worldwide Dec. 17 bow. The nearly 30 minutes of footage will unspool on Oct. 23.
A consortium led by NTT DoCoMo, one of Japan's major mobile communications companies, has received a government nod to begin offering a broadcasting service targeting cellphone and other mobile…
Takeshi Kitano will make a sequel to his 2010 Cannes competition entry "Outrage," his Office Kitano agency has announced.
Toon house Group Tac filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo District Court with debts of $7.7 million.
Multiplex chain Kadokawa Cineplex has launched a project to beam theatrical events live to its cinemas.
How to succeed in the Japanese film biz means really trying … something different.
The Japanese film biz is booming -- that is, if you happen to be Toho (by far the biggest distrib) or its TV network partners, who serve as backers and producers of the Toho slate. Eight of the top…
Asian toon streaming site operator Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with Tai Seng Ent., which distribs Chinese-language TV shows and pics in the U.S., to directly stream new live-action…
Eizo Kyoto, a production outfit based in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, closed on Tuesday after 38 years in business.
Japanese anime helmer Satoshi Kon, who directed "Millennium Actress" among other films died Aug. 24 in Tokyo of pancreatic cancer. He was 46.
International project mart of Tokyo Intl. Film Festival unveils news entries for sixth edition.