Takafumi Horie, the disgraced founder of Internet portal Livedoor, which mounted an unsuccessful takeover bid for the giant Fuji TV in 2005, has been slapped with a tax evasion charge.
Helmer John Woo's period epic "Red Cliff: Part I" is top of Japan's box office for the third straight week, with a cume of $26 million from 2 million admissions.
Once such a hard sell, Japanese gameshow formats are a hot item overseas, especially in the West.
Universal Pictures Intl. Entertainment will acquire a majority share in Geneon, a Japanese pic and toon producer and DVD distrib that is a wholly owned subsid of ad shop Dentsu.
The John Woo period epic "Red Cliff Part I" has topped the Japanese weekend B.O. for the second week in a row.
Fox Japan and the Fuji TV network have announced the details of their joint Japanese remake of the hit 2004 Alexander Payne drama "Sideways."
The John Woo period epic "Red Cliff Part I" topped the Japanese B.O. on its three-day opening weekend.
Sony Pictures Television Intl.'s networks group Tuesday announced that it has acquired Mystery Channel in Japan from former owners Marubeni, Media Intl. and Broadmedia Studios.
Tokyo-based the New Media Group will carry E! and Style Network on its World On-Demand broadband strand, the company announced Friday.
Advance ticket sales of the John Woo epic "Red Cliff Part I" have set a record for an Asian pic in Japan.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Frozen1Weekend: $31.6M Disney
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Weekend: $5.3M Relativity Media