"Halo" is coming back, this time without Master Chief.
The 16th Osaka European Film Festival, which unspools Nov. 21-24, has announced its lineup.
Warner Bros. Pictures Japan is ramping up local pic production, according to the unit's prexy William Ireton.
The Japanese biz releases more pics annually -- 407 last year -- than any other in East Asia. It also holds its own against Hollywood imports -- the market share for Japanese pics was 47.4% in 2007.
This year is shaping up as a super one for the Japanese film biz, at least the top end of it. Toho, long the Godzilla of local distribs, set a new company box office record for the January-to-August…
Tokyo fest competition jury
Special screenings: High-profile international premieres mingle with showings of emotional significance.
Oriental Land, which operates Tokyo Disney Resort, has abandoned plans to build an indoor entertainment complex outside Tokyo, the company announced on Tuesday.
The ninth Tokyo Filmex fest, which unspools Nov. 22-30, unveiled its lineup on Tuesday, including 10 competition and 12 Special Screenings pics.
ABC is being sued by a Japanese broadcaster for what it claims is copyright infringement on hit show "Wipeout."
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Weekend:$45.1M
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Weekend:$32.5M
Non-Stop3Weekend:$15.4M Universal Pictures