"Rebuilding Japan," a six-part Discovery Channel series charting recovery stories from the tsunami-devastated northeast coastline, began airing today in the country where the disasters occurred. Read more
Takings at the Japanese box office fell over 18 percent last year to 181.2 billion yen as the March disasters and a lack of real blockbusters took their toll. Admissions were down from 174.4 million in 2010 to 144.7 million for 2011.
The events of March 11 overshadowed everything in Japan in 2011, as 20,000 people lost their lives to the tsunami and more than 100,000 were evacuated from around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant. Read more
Fukushima power plant operator TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) is selling its stake in Japan Cablenet (JCN) for 10 billion yen ($129 million) to help raise funds for compensation payments to victims of the nuclear accident that followed the March tsunami. Read more
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops