Reliance MediaWorks forms alliance with Japan’s Imagica to provide services to the Japanese market.

Indian film and entertainment services company Reliance MediaWorks and Imagica Corp, the Japanese post-production company, have formed an alliance to offer film restoration and HD conversion services to Japanese broadcasters and studios.

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on March 17.

Hiroyuki Tatsumi, director and managing executive officer of Imagica, said there is a growing demand for the restoration of classic films for today’s high quality digital screens.

Reliance MediaWorks chief executive Anil Arjun added: “By combining Imagica’s local leadership, know-how and expertise with our experience and versatile technology we are geared to provide next generation services to Japanese film-makers and broadcasters.”

Imagica will work closely with Reliance MediaWork’s Los Angeles-based subsidiary Lowry Digital, which previously handled the restoration of Akira Kurosawa’s 1959 Academy Award-winning masterpiece Rashomon.