Six months ago, Shinsuke Shimada, a comic who hosted several big primetime shows on Japanese TV, admitted ties to organized crime and resigned from showbiz.
A samurai pic for the post-"Jackass"/"Takeshi's Castle" extreme-stunts generation, Japanese production "Scabbard Samurai" reps an odd blend of goofy, sometimes cruel slapstick and straight-up…
There's no prom at Comic-Con, but if there was, Chris Hardwick could be crowned king.
The third Okinawa Movie Festival wrapped Sunday with Yoshishige Miyake's weeper "Hankyu Train" winning the Peace category and helmer-scribes Puttipong Pormsaka Na-Sakonnakorn and Wasin Pokpong's Thai…
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…
Leading Japanese talent shop, Yoshimoto Kogyo is partnering with a Chinese theater group to present comedy stage shows in Shanghai starting in mid-December.
The NTV network, comedy talent shop Yoshimoto Kogyo and ad agency Dentsu are partnering to offer Japanese comedy and variety shows to U.S. auds on broadband.
TV Tokyo, the smallest of Japan's five networks, has inked a deal with Stockholm-based worldwide format distributor Sparks Network, the net announced Thursday.
As head of Mosaic's management division, Julie Darmody and Jimmy Miller share numerous clients. Darmody shares no clients with her husband, CAA agent Jimmy Darmody. Information was incorrect in…
Salon Films' boss Fred Wang has connections in places that many people have never even imagined. As such, he and his family have been helping film productions behind the scenes in Asia, the Pacific…
Yoshimoto Kogyo, an Osaka, Japan-based talent agency with extensive media interests, is launching a film fund to underwrite two comedy features.