- Company: GAGA Communications, Inc.
- Japanese: アスミック・エース エンタテインメント株式会社
- Founded: January 28, 1986
- HQ Address Midtown Tower, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6233
- Tel: +81-3-6823-7500
- Fax: +81-3-5785-8740
Kansai Branch Office
- Doujima TSS Bldg. 3F 2-5-3 Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0002
- Tel: +81-6-6341-2181
- Fax: +81-6-6341-2171
Chubu Branch Office
- Skyoasis SAKAE..6F 2-9 Shinsakaecho, Naka-ku, Nagoya 450-0002
- Tel: +81-52-953-5175
- FAX: +81-52-953-5177
Kyushu Branch Office
- Fukuoka Heiwa Bldg. 6F 2-13-7 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001
- Tel: +81-92-736-1416
- Fax: +81-92-736-1600
Based in Tokyo and with an office in Los Angeles, Gaga was one of the first 'modern'
Japanese distribution companies, bursting onto the international market in the late 1980s
with a plane-load of acquisitions executives. The company acquired filmed entertainment
of all kinds, which it then distributed across all media and platforms, having its own
distribution company in each. Gaga also had a sales arm handling mainly although not
exclusively Japanese titles. Hit hard by the economic recession, however, Gaga's profile
was much lower on the international scene at the turn of the millennium. Then, with a
fresh infusion of capital from the Usen Group in 2004, it briefly became a major player
again, buying at the top of the market.
- January 1986 GAGA Communications, Inc., was first established.
- April of 1987 the company distributes "A Bigger Splash" Gaga's first theatrical distribution.
- December of 1991, Gaga produces "Zeiram" its first domestic film. The company was now one of the largest film distributors in Japan, specializing in acquiring distribution rights of motion pictures from all over the world.
- June 29, 2001 the company went public and became listed on the Japanese NASDAQ market.
- Novmeber of 2004 Gaga becomes a subsidary of Cable broadcaster USEN Corporation.
- September of 2006, Cable broadcaster Usen Corp makes Gaga Communications its wholly owned subsidary through an equity swap.
Map of HQ