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Scott Roxborough

Europe Bureau Chief

Scott Roxborough is the European Bureau Chief at The Hollywood Reporter and reports on the international film and television industries from Germany, and from film festivals and markets worldwide. He has a particular passion for European arthouse cinema and, from 2004-2019, hosted a weekly film show on German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

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New Israeli Doc to Tell Story of Hamas Massacre at Supernova Music Festival

Israel-based production company Sipur is teaming up with Israeli broadcasters HOT Channel 8 and HSCC on a feature documentary about the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas on the Supernova Music Festival in Kibbutz Re’im. The assault was part of Hamas’ incursion over the border into Israel that resulted in the terrorist group killing more than […]

MIPCOM: Big Light Productions Gets Series Adaptation Rights for T.M. Logan Thriller ’29 Seconds’

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, producers of The Man in the High Castle and Medici, has snatched up the adaptation rights to T.M. Logan’s hit novel 29 Seconds. Big Light will adapt the book as a limited drama series through the company’s first-look deal with ITV Studios partner Tomorrow Studios, which produced Netflix’s live-action Manga […]

MIPCOM Deal Brief: ZDF Launches LatAm FAST Channel, Cineflix Sells Tim Roth-Starrer ‘Last King of the Cross’

International TV market MIPCOM Cannes kicked off Monday with a flurry of licensing deals, a sign that despite the uncertainty and challenges facing the global TV industry, there is still business being done. ZDF Studios, the commercial sales arm of the German public broadcaster, announced a groundbreaking deal with Hispanic media group Castalia Communications that […]

MIPCOM: Market Opens Amid Uncertainty, Cost-Cutting

The 2023 MIPCOM Cannes international television market kicks off Monday against the backdrop of the violence in the Middle East with the Israel-Hamas War, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and a worldwide TV industry that has seen its business models, built on the promise of global streaming revenues, collapse with little to replace them. The […]

The 35 Most Powerful Women in International Television

The writers and actors strikes in Hollywood, and the related issues of AI and the disruption of business models brought on by global streaming platforms, have dominated industry discussions this year, overshadowing debates over gender equity, diversity and inclusion. But the progress in those areas continues, noted by groups like the 50:50 Equality Project, a […]

The MIPCOM Hot List: Buyers Brace for “Fewer, Better, Bigger Shows”

Bye-bye, Peak TV. After more than a decade of unprecedented production growth, the international television industry is bracing for an era of tighter budgets and more bean counting. “Instead of subscriber growth at all costs, now the focus is on production and investment and getting the balance sheet right,” says Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay […]

Iranian Director Dariush Mehrjui and Wife Killed in Stabbing Attack (Reports)

Famed Iranian film director Dariush Mehrjui (The Cow, The Pear Tree) was murdered, along with his wife, in a stabbing attack by an unknown assailant at their home in Iran, Iranian state media reported on Sunday. The official IRNA news agency quoted Hossein Fazeli, a judiciary official, as saying that Mehrjhi and his wife, Vahideh […]

San Sebastián: Jaione Camborda’s ‘The Rye Horn’ Wins Golden Shell for Best Film

San Sebastián, Spain, native Jaione Camborda took the top prize, the Golden Shell for best film, at the 71st San Sebastián Film Festival, for her The Rye Horn, a 1970s-set drama about a midwife forced to flee Galicia, Spain, to Portugal when, after a tragedy strikes, a teenage mother asked her for an abortion. The […]

Nigerian Media Mogul Mo Abudu to Give MIPCOM Keynote on Diversity and Inclusion

Nigerian Media Mogul Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife Media, will present a keynote on diversity and inclusion in the global film and television industry at the MIPCOM Cannes confab next month. Abudu, a regular on The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Global Entertainment list, will present the keynote at MIPCOM […]

In Wake of Russell Brand Allegations, U.K. to Introduce Independent Body to Address Bullying and Harassment in Creative Industries

Britain will launch a new, independent standards body to help fight bullying and harassment in the creative industries that will be ready starting next year, Lucy Frazer, U.K. secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, announced Friday. The body, the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA), is intended as an authority where concerns […]

German Screenwriter Anika Decker Wins Residual Lawsuit Against Til Schweiger, Warner Bros.

In one of Germany’s most closely-watched media cases, a Berlin court on Wednesday ruled in favor of German screenwriter Anika Decker in her residuals suit against Warner Bros. and Barefoot Films, the production company of German star Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds). Decker co-wrote the screenplays to Schweiger’s 2007 comedy hit Rabbit Without Ears and its […]

‘Derry Girls,’ ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ ‘Bake Off’ Among 2024 International Emmy Nominees (Full List)

A genius South Korean lawyer with very poor social skills, Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen as Danish writer Karen Blixen, Martin Freeman as a cop on the edge, and those foul-mouthed Derry Girls are among the nominees for this year’s International Emmy awards, which were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & […]