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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.

Zurich Film Festival: ‘The American’ Director Anton Corbijn Named President of Jury

Anton Corbijn, the renowned Dutch photographer and film director (Control, The American, Life) will head up this year’s competition jury for the 2023 Zurich Film Festival. Joining Corbijn on the Zurich jury are two-time Oscar-nominated producer Finola Dwyer (Brooklyn, An Education), French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (Mustang), Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen (Compartment No. 6), and […]

Oscars 2024: Poland Picks ‘The Peasants’ Over ‘The Green Border’ After Government Attacks

Poland’s Oscar committee has selected The Peasants, a sumptuous animated literary adaptation from Loving Vincent directors DK and Hugh Welchman, as the country’s submission for the best international feature category at the 2024 Oscars, over The Green Border, a critically-acclaimed film from two-time Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, In Darkness). The decision, announced by […]

Federation Studios Acquires French Animation Group Go-N Productions

Fast-growing French production group Federation Studios has acquired French animation company GO-N Productions, Federation unveiled on Monday. The animation studio, set up by Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet in 2004, is known for such kids series as Simon Super Rabbit, Lou!, Zip Zip and Tootuff. That week, it was named producer of the year […]

Amazon Takes ‘The Swarm’ for Africa

Amazon is diving into The Swarm, snatching up rights for its Prime Video service across sub-Saharan Africa for the ecological thriller from Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger. The limited series, adapted from Frank Schätzing’s international best-seller, tells the story of a series of escalating disasters emerging from the world’s oceans. As scientists around the […]

Patrick Schweitzer Named CEO of Studiocanal’s ‘It’s a Sin,’ ‘Years and Years’ Producer Red

Patrick Schweitzer has been named the new CEO of Red Production Company, the U.K. producer behind such hits as It’s a Sin, Years and Years and the upcoming Neil Gaiman-adapted fantasy series Anansi Boys. Red parent company Studiocanal unveiled the news on Monday, with Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh calling Schweitzer “an incredible asset to Red. […]

Oscars: France Picks ‘The Taste of Things’ for International Feature Category

The Taste of Things, a foodie period romance from French-Vietnamese filmmaker Tran Anh Hùng will be France’s official contender for the 2024 Oscars in the best international feature category. The film, starring Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, premiered in Cannes under the title The Pot-au-Feu, where it won the best director prize. IFC Films and […]

Why TIFF and Venice Dealmaking Felt Like Business-as-Usual Amid the Strikes

Crisis? What crisis? If the independent film industry went into this year’s fall festival season with a sense of impending doom — the double strike raising fears of a production slowdown and confusion over SAG-AFTRA’s interim agreements, worrying buyers and sellers alike — the initial signs coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival and […]

MIPCOM Announces 2023 Diversify TV Award Nominations

International television market Mipcom Cannes on Thursday unveiled this year’s nominees for the Diversify TV Awards, which honor international programming promoting diversity and inclusion.  The nominees were picked from some 165 submissions from more than 27 countries. To be eligible, programs were required to provide a fair and balanced representation of race and ethnicity, the […]

Polish Government to Run Warning Spot Ahead of ‘The Green Border’ Screenings

Poland’s right-wing government has upped its attacks on The Green Border, the new film from acclaimed, Oscar-nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland, requiring theaters in Poland to run a government-approved warning video ahead of the movie. The move, unprecedented in democratic Poland, comes ahead of The Green Border‘s national release on Friday, where it will go […]

Oscars: Italy Selects ‘Io Capitano’ for International Feature Category

Italy has picked Matteo Garrone’s moving migration drama Io Capitano to represent the country in the 2024 Oscars in the best international film category. The feature, which follows the trials of two Senegalese teenagers trying to make it from Dakar to Italy — across the Sahara desert and over the Mediterranean Sea — premiered at […]

Vanessa Redgrave to Receive European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Oscar-winning actress and longtime activist Vanessa Redgrave will be honored this year with the European Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Redgrave will receive the honor at the 36th European Film Awards in Berlin on Dec. 9. An acting icon who has deftly straddled theater, film and television in a career that has spanned more than […]

Netflix Unveils Italian Slate With Two New Series, Films From Cristina Comencini, Alessandro Genovesi

Netflix unveiled a new lineup of Italian fiction series and feature films at the streamer’s “See What’s Next” event in Rome on Tuesday. Alongside previously announced shows and returning series, the upcoming slate includes two new feature films and a pair of drama series. The new films are Il treno dei bambini (The Children’s Train) […]