Thursday, June 8th, 2017
The Culver Studios, Culver City, CA
Here’s a look at some highlights from J-Creation: A First Look Showcase. Included are some of our special guests and companies who presented intellectual properties at last year’s event.
Fuji Television Network
and Amuse, Inc.
For the first time, an exclusive Japanese IP showcase event was held in Los Angeles for Hollywood’s top creators and power brokers across film, TV, digital, and gaming arenas. Dubbed J-CREATION: A FIRST LOOK SHOWCASE, the event took place on Thursday, March 3rd 2016 at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.
Content rights holders including leading Tokyo-based publishing companies Bungeishunju, Shogakukan, Shueisha, and Takarajimasha, all known for their leading manga, magazines, and novels, joined literary management company Cork and TV network Fuji Television to present their titles at J-Creation last year as guests of Amuse. The diverse array of properties spanned all genres including sci-fi, drama, action, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and horror.
In recent years, the content business has grown worldwide, sometimes at the expense of individual domestic markets. Engaging international business opportunities–including making the most of diverse intellectual properties–is a key to financially successful ventures. Japan is rich in outstanding intellectual properties, many of which are appealing to Hollywood. In the past, several Japanese properties have been successfully adapted overseas as films and TV shows, introducing Western audiences to content beloved worldwide. On the other hand, some projects have stalled in development or released as financial or creative disappointments. There is a Hollywood concern that obtaining Japanese adaption or remake rights is still very difficult.
We want to remove these obstacles. To that end, we hosted a content matching event between Japanese IP holders and Hollywood producers/filmmakers called J-CREATION: A FIRST LOOK SHOWCASE. This event was the first of its kind, inviting Japanese IP holders interested in adaptations/remakes overseas and connecting them with producers, filmmakers, and film studios in Hollywood.
Amuse seeks to bridge the gap between Japanese entertainment powerhouses and Hollywood producers to promote relationship building, creative exchange, and collaboration opportunities.
Bridge the gap between Japanese entertainment powerhouses and the US entertainment industry to facilitate the adaptation of Japanese IPs into global films and TV, and encourage other business opportunities.
WHY WE DO THIS
We understand how difficult it is to obtain IP rights in the entertainment business. Our experience and efforts can pave the way for successful films, TV, digital series, and games, especially between Japan and the US.
HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS
Established in 2014, Amuse Group USA, Inc., also known as Amuse USA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amuse, Inc (see below). Amuse USA provides artist management and tour support for ONE OK ROCK (rock band), BABYMETAL (metal idol band), and Perfume (J-Pop band), as well as growing Japanese talent globally, discovering local talent, and producing & investing in local Film/TV projects.
Established in 1978, Amuse, Inc. is one of Japan’s largest entertainment production companies and provides management services for Japan’s top artists, including the Southern All Stars (pop-rock band), Masaharu Fukuyama (singer and actor), and FLOW (rock band). Amuse, Inc. has a total of 29 subsidiaries and affiliates, seven of which are located in the U.S.A., Shanghai, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and France. For the fiscal year ending March 2016, Amuse Japan’s sales were 48.924 billion yen.