Entertainment Farm, a Tokyo-based film financier launched in 2002, has begun bankruptcy proceedings.
DEAUVILLE– Version Originale/Condor, a new Paris-based distribution player, has acquired Destin Daniel Cretton's “Short Term 12,” which is competing at Deauville American Film Festival. Pic played…
ROME — The 66th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promisingly diverse lineup, comprising a greater number of established international auteurs, along with newcomers, and also crowdpleasers such as…
In Japan, there's always been a strict divide between film directors and their TV compatriots.
TOKYO -- Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-Wai has boarded helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's period drama "1905."
TOKYO -- Takeru Sato and Haruka Ayase will star in helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's sci-fi drama "Rearu kanzennaru kubinagaryu no hi" (literal translation: The Day of the Real, Perfect Plesiosaur).
Japan was once Asia's friendliest market by far to foreign pics, from Hollywood blockbusters to microbudget festival faves from every continent.
Fox International Productions is developing a Japanese-language version of its own library title "An Affair to Remember."
The Japanese film and TV biz has long been insular, even xenophobic, with local pics often showing outlanders in a negative light as loutish soldiers or brutish gangsters.
This year's Cannes Film Festival reads like a greatest-hits compilation of Croisette vets.
A Japanese cultural equivalent of the "Matrix" and "Lord of the Rings" trilogies.
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