Nintendo eyes filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Business / Corporate May 16, 2016

Nintendo eyes filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD. Nintendo, which makes the Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS hand-held machine, has ...

National Apr 18, 2016

Japan's film commissions put spotlight on regional cities

Japan's regional revitalization efforts have come into the spotlight in a new way, with film commissions promoting parts of the nation through location scouting and production assistance. Usually set up as nonprofit organizations, the commissions help filmmakers obtain permits to shoot in public places, such ...

Entertainment News Mar 3, 2016

Qatar-based beIN buys 100% of Miramax film studio

A Qatar-based media group that has already moved into international sports broadcasting has purchased a 100 percent stake in the film studio Miramax, part of its expansion into the entertainment business. The beIN Media Group, which earlier spun off from Doha's Al-Jazeera network, bought the ...