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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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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) […]

Sascha Schwingel Replaces Nico Hofmann as CEO of German Production Giant UFA

Sascha Schwingel has been named the new CEO of German TV production giant UFA, replacing Nico Hofmann, who will become chair of the Berlin-based company behind such series as Generation War, Deutschland ’83 and Ku’damm 56. UFA is part of global production giant Fremantle. Hofmann, who has been CEO of UFA since 2017, joined the […]

Icon Takes Mads Mikkelsen’s ‘The Promised Land’ for U.K.

Icon Film Distribution has picked up The Promised Land, the Danish period drama starring Mads Mikkelsen for the U.K. The Nordic Western sees Mikkelsen reteam with Nikolaj Arcel, the director of 2012’s A Royal Affair, a steamy period piece that scored an Oscar nomination for best international feature and launched the career of co-star Alicia […]

Oscars: Ukraine Picks ’20 Days in Mariupol’ Doc for International Feature Category

Ukraine has picked Mstyslav Chernov’s documentary 20 Days in Mariupol as its submission for the best international feature category at the 2024 Oscars. Associated Press journalist and native Ukrainian Chernov and his colleague, photographer Evgeniy Maloletka, document the destruction of the port city under Russian bombardment in early 2022. 20 Days in Mariupol is a […]

Oscars: Morocco Picks Asmae El Moudir’s ‘The Mother Of All Lies’ for International Feature Category

Morocco has picked Asmae El Moudir’s The Mother Of All Lies as its submission for the best international feature category at the 2024 Oscars. The hybrid documentary, a re-creation of the events surrounding the bread riots in Casablanca in 1981, the Moroccan government’s brutal crackdown and the impact of both on El Moudir’s family, premiered […]

European Directors Back Agnieszka Holland Amid Polish Government Attacks

The Federation of European Screen Directors has joined the chorus of European filmmakers coming out in support of Polish director Agnieszka Holland, who has faced a backlash from a member of Poland’s right-wing government over her new film, refugee drama The Green Border. The film dramatizes the situation of migrants from North Africa and the […]