Jupiter Telecommunications, Japan's largest cable TV operator, has purchased No. 3 cabler Mediatti Communications for $303 million, J:Com announced on Thurs-day.
Fuji TV will produce two features based on its hit "Nodame cantabile" drama series about the life and loves of an aspiring pianist.
Ken Watanabe will star in Kadokawa Pictures' "Shizumanu taiyo" (The Sun That Doesn't Set), based on the story of a real-life 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths -- the most in Japanese aviation…
Sony has announced cost cuts amounting to $1.1 billion, with a total of 16,000 workers slated to get the ax, but the layoffs will not affect Sony's movie, game, music or financial businesses.
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.
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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%