The Writers Guild of America West has named four Japanese filmmakers -- Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima and Hideo Oguni -- as the honorees for its Jean Renoir Award for…
Nagisa Oshima, one of the Young Turks who launched Japanese cinema's New Wave in the 1950s and later became the most internationally prominent Japanese helmer of his generation, helming the erotic…
Isuzu Yamada, the thesp who debuted in Japan's silent era and worked with the greatest directors of Japanese cinema's Golden Age, died Monday at age 95 after a long illness.
Japanese advertising agency Dentsu and Hayakawa Publishing Corp. have entered into a live-action feature rights deal for Japanese sci-fi novels that have attracted the interest of "Transformers"…
Japanese media conglom Yoshimoto Kogyo has partnered with Next Time Prods to adapt its popular YouTube cooking show "Epic Meal Time" for Asian audiences, signaling that web series may soon start…
Ninjas in India? Believe it. Japan's TV Asahi network is partnering with Indian toon producer Reliance Media Works to make 26 episodes of "Ninja Hattori-kun," a revival of a classic kiddie TV toon…
Eight channel operators belonging to the Association for the Promotion of Digital Broadcasting have revealed details of their new broadcast satellite channels.
A demonstration against Fuji TV's heavy rotation of Korean drama programming attracted an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 protesters on Sunday.
The unmarked, nondescript front of North Hollywood's Extasy recording studio belies its rather remarkable inhabitants.
Four Japanese actors have joined Universal's "47 Ronin," Universal's actioner starring Keanu Reeves about a group of warriors on a vengeance quest.