Stardust Pictures (Hoshikuzu Gazo in Yamataigo), officially named Stardust Motion Pictures Corporation, also simply known as Stardust, is one of the largest and oldest Film distribution companies in Yamatai. Most of it's production, as well as their headquarters, are based on Planet Yamatai.
|Founder(s)||Migato Yoshi, Karathi Miyo, Gerry Scholenck & Williams Jordana|
|Key People||Ogawa Kaia (President), Karathi Oyo (Chairman), Hank Martles (Nepleslian, Chief of Production)|
|Headquarters||Butterfield Complex, Hoshiutsu Studios, Kyoto|
|Divisions||Stardust Home Entertainment, Stardust Film Studios, Stardust Television & Radio,Stardust Animation|
|Subsidiaries||Temple Effects & Sound, Rose Animation, Gatherer Films|
|Employees||~350,000 (as of YE 37)|
Although the market for cinematic entertainment had been known ever before the establishment of Yamatai Star Empire, it's popularity only grow with the increasing numbers of citizens inside Yamataian space. Shortly after the disastrous The Great Plague of YE 08, two lucky survivors, long-time friends Yoshi and Miyo, decided to put their money together to begin running a full-time film entertainment company. The two had long been in service of the now defunct film company Universal Cinematics. Merger talks were staged with several other film artists, including Gerry Scholenck(Nepleslian), president of Nebula Film, and Williams Jordana(Nepleslian) of Jordana Pictures. After several negotiations, the divided companies were merged into Stardust. Yoshi would retain the place of president, while Miyo would be Production Chief. Sholenck and Jordana would both be granted a seat in the Board of Directors.
After the merger, Stardust went on to hire several actors/actresses who would become known for various film productions made by Stardust, including: Ronald Makron, Shintati Moke, Keroro Makena, Hans Safron, Lucie Tronder, and Isabelle Meller. They would star in both Blockbuster films, and sometimes even B movies. Several directors who have directed multiple Stardust productions are Miyamothi Ronan, Henry Stafford (Nepleslian), Mekoso Yoki and Kanita Shori.
Despite the certain disdain Universal Cinematics had for Yoshi and Miyo leaving the company, they went on to co-produce several successful films and franchises together until the former collapsed.
In YE 19, when Universal Cinematics collapsed as a Film Company, Stardust went on to take over to of the most successful subsidiaries that had been in the hands of Universal since the beginning: the well-known Temple Effects & Sound Company, one of the biggest Special Effects Companies at that time, and the very talented animation company Rose Animation, who produced the first fully Animated feature in YE 11. In YE 35, the small film company Gatherer Films, known for the production of several movies distributed by Stardust, was acquired.
When Yoshi passed away in YE 29, long-time Executive Officer Mayuthi Raio was placed as president. Miyo passed away in YE 34, and Producer Hank Martles was put in charge of Production. Raio resigned the post in YE 37, leading to the first female president for Stardust, Ogawa Kaia, to take the post. Miyo's son Oyo would become co-chairman in YE 37 to maintain Karathi's involvement in the company.
Stardust created Stardust Television in YE 25 as a means of developing and distributing their own series and shows inside Yamatai, as well as a news network that worked alongside Yamatai Interstellar News Network (YINN). Although the network, named STN Daily, failed to meet high numbers of viewers and was cancelled within merely 4 months, it's Sport channel, known as ST Sports Entertainment, still remains as of YE 37. Currently Stardust also is the owner of two other TV Channels, namely Channel 11 and ST-AEC.
Subsequently, Stardust Television merged with Stardust Radio Networks (created in YE 22) in YE 29, and Jebediah Kernal, who had been managing STV became Chief of the combined divisions. As of YE 37 Stardust is owner of a sheer 5 number of radio stations, namely SRC 1 to 4 and Maxwell.FM in Central Uesureya.
Stardust is well-known for its logo that is used in every intro to their films since the beginning. It has since then transcended from a crude hand-drawn picture to a full computer animation. It features a large Galaxy with several stars, until a “fallen star” comes down and with it's stardust spells the words Stardust Pictures. To accompany this, conductor Koshito Goku composed the so-called “Comet Theme” in YE 15, when the first hand-drawn version appeared. Composer Johann Wilhelmus re-issued the piece in Galactic Tales, and his piece has been in production ever since.
Stardust is most notably known for its several successful franchises it has produced since it's beginning in YE 10, as well as it's productions with Yody Films and Rockwood Films. It's #1 highest grossing film, Dark Forces Rising, is still the most profitable film galaxy-wide. The Last Voyage had long held that post until the release of Dark Forces. The company's franchise Galactic Tales is the #3 highest grossing film series in the galaxy. It is also the studio with the most Golden Lotus Awards won.
This list excludes films from film franchises, and only list stand-alone films and features.
|1||Dark Forces Rising||YE 34||720,150,681 KS|
|2||The Last Voyage of The Challenger||YE 24||679,192,853 KS||Distribution only. Production by Haroldton Pictures|
|3||Tragedy of the Great Plague||YE 28||612,946,718 KS||Distribution only. Production by Magical Film Company|
|4||Invasion from Beyond||YE 27||569,138,246 KS|
|5||The Knights of Henry||YE 31||429,561,938 KS|
|6||The Life of Kenji||YE 36||391,503,618 KS|
|7||City Murders||YE 30||318,941,530 KS||Distribution only. Production by Yody Films|
|8||Hard Rain||YE 30||294,518,037 KS|
|9||The Names of The Dreamers||YE 14||246,391,254 KS||Distribution only. Production by Victoria Pictures|
|10||Magic Spell||YE 19||167,192,593 KS||Distribution only. Production by Universal Cinematics|
|11||Lover's Heart||YE 18||97,502,841 KS||Distribution only. Production by Gatherer Films|
|12||The Follower's Thoughts||YE 37||56,102,771 KS|
|Title||Release Date||# of Films||Notes|
|Galactic Tales||YE 28-present||4||co-production with Yody Films|
|Secret Diary of Jimmy||YE 19-YE 22||2|
|The Worst Robber in the Galaxy||YE 28-present||3||co-production with Hansel Productions|
|Adventures of the Tin Man||YE 30-present||3||co-production with Animax Animations|
|Double Vendetta||YE 34-present||2||co-production with Rockwood Films|
|The Night Elves||YE 13-YE 19||3||co-production with Universal Cinematics|
|Agent Henry||YE 13-present||11||co-production with Rockwood Films (YE 13-YE 32), Gatherer Films (since YE 32)|
The following is a list of important and key people in the company, including managers, producers, and engineers:
Board of Directors
Division Managers & Subsidiaries
This page was originally created on 2016/01/28 09:34 by Yoerik.