TOKYO — Two major Japanese banks, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, are expected to underwrite a government-backed fund to support exports of cultural products, including cartoons, films, music, food…
Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell…
Marija Pikic was a 21-year-old drama student with a few professional credits when helmer-writer Aida Begic chose her to star in "Children of Sarajevo." She won the actress kudo at last year's…
Disney plans to promote the release of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” with a yet-to-be-disclosed attraction at Disneyland. The Disney Parks Blog gave few details on what will appear at the…
Aiming to emulate Korean content in Asia, six leading Japanese broadcasters are to team with government to promote Japanese TV programming abroad.
For nearly eight decades, Disney has relied on films to rally kids and their families around the Mouse House. But with its core audience increasingly glued to screens of all sizes, the success of…
TOKYO -- Japan's top two cable TV operators -- Jupiter Telecommunications and Japan Cablenet -- are to merge, giving them control of 53% of the market.
All roads lead to a bathtub in this cheekily entertaining manga adaptation, a time-travel fantasy in which a Roman architect from 128 AD saves the empire by tapping into Nipponese ablution habits.
Tokyo -- U.S. equity outfit Bain Capital is acquiring a 50% share in Japan's Jupiter Shop Channel from the Sumitomo trading house, according to company sources, for a reported $1.3 billion.
While "The Avengers" may be a blockbuster, Disney won't be able to count much of that coin until its third quarter. Still that didn't hold the Mouse House back from posting strong second quarter…
Tokyo -- Japan's No. 1 cabler Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) plans to acquire all shares of indie distrib and pic producer Asmik Ace Entertainment and make it a wholly owned subsid.