The Tokyo Project Gathering market has announced the 25 projects for its 5th edition, to be held Oct. 19-22 in conjunction with the Tokyo Film Festival.
The TV Asahi network has skedded "Stitch!," a toon based on the Disney animated feature "Lilo and Stitch," in a primetime slot, starting in October.
Kyoto police have arrested a 37-year-old man for illegally recording and uploading the hit Takashi Miike pic "Crows Zero II" to a file-sharing site.
Tokyo-based Xanadeux has become the latest Japanese distrib to go belly up, according to local press reports.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has been named competition jury president of the Tokyo Film Festival.
Japanese talent agency Amuse, which represents actors, musicians and athletes, said a hacker using a server in China has raided its files, accessing 34,097 credit card numbers and 116,911 email…
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.