Kyoto District Court on Tuesday sentenced an Internet pic pirate to two years in prison, suspended for three years, for violating Japan's copyright law.
Boosted by helmer Hayao Miyazaki's hit toon "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea," distrib Toho has set a new company record for annual box offices earnings.
NBC Universal is mulling launching a digital satellite pay TV channel in Japan.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$29.9M Sony / Screen Gems -11.16%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$557,622 Cumulative:$308.5M Disney -4.92%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$459,663 Cumulative:$18.1M Warner Brothers -9.19%
NBC Universal plans to launch a digital broadcast satellite service in Japan, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper.
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.