Hamana Kazuya has been appointed head of local film production at Warner Entertainment Japan
Tokyo Broadcasting System
Producer saw gold in Japanese formats that became U.S. hits
Though boasting elaborate production values, Isshin Inudo and Shinji Higuchi's seriocomic feudal-war epic delights most with its gallery of robustly swaggering characters.
Japanese broadcasters, including the five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK, have long had an Internet presence, though monetizing online content is a mystery they have yet to solve.
CGI-happy helmer Fumihiko Sori ("Vexille," "Ping Pong") takes a silly and melodramatic shot at a boxing title with "Tomorrow's Joe."
Emotionally immature pic thinks it's saying something profound about its obsessive-compulsive protag.
Shine Intl. has sealed a development and production pact with Japanese entertainment conglom Yoshimoto Kogyo to develop, produce and distribute content for the U.S., Japanese and other international…
The Intl. Drama Festival in Tokyo has announced the awards for its fourth edition to be held Oct. 25-28 during the Tokyo Film Festival.
Cross-cultural romance is put under the Nipponese microscope in this quaint romantic comedy.
Once such a hard sell, Japanese gameshow formats are a hot item overseas, especially in the West.