Distrib Movie-Eye Entertainment filed for bankruptcy at Tokyo District Court on Tuesday with debts of $45 million.
Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disneyland, has reported a 78% year-on-year drop in net profit for the June quarter to $4.9 million.
Tokyo District Court has ruled in favor of the Toho studio in its piracy suit against a company that made and distributed DVDs of eight pics by helmer Akira Kurosawa.
Tohokushinsha is producing 3-D fantasy actioner "Garo: Red Requiem," based on a hit TV series.
Sony Pictures Ent. Japan has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the Golden Globe Awards broadcast.
Jupiter Telecommunications, Japan's largest cabler, is acquiring a majority stake in sports channel operator J Sports Broadcasting.
Pia Film Fest awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue's "The Temperature of a Second."
Japan's 97-year-old talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo is planning to go private in a deal worth between $420 million and $525 million.
The Fuji TV network is to make a third pic in its hit "Umizaru" franchise about Japanese Coast Guard divers.
Pic producer and distrib Nikkatsu has acquired the international rights acquisition and management arm of AMG Entertainment.
Anime auteur Mamoru Oshii ("Ghost in the Shell," "Innocence") has announced his first live-action pic in eight years.