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Scott Roxborough

Europe Bureau Chief

Nigeria’s Comic Republic Signs Production Deal “To bring African Superheroes to the World” (Exclusive)

Nigeria’s Comic Republic, Africa’s largest publisher of independent comic books, has signed a production deal with Emagine Content and JackieBoy Entertainment to adapt its catalog of…

‘Herr Bachmann’ Wins Berlin Festival Audience Award

Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse (Mr. Bachmann and His Class), a heartwarming documentary about an unorthodox teacher and his sixth-grade class, most of whom come from immigrant families, has won…

Environment in Focus in New Cannes Sidebar

Cannes is going green(er). For its 74th edition, the Cannes International Film Festival has launched a new stand-alone section focusing on climate change, featuring one scripted drama and…

Cannes Market Gives Streamers Platform With Paramount+ Keynote

Netflix films might still be banned from Cannes competition but Cannes’ film market, the Marché du Film, is giving a platform to international streamers with its latest edition of “Meet…

Spike Lee Graces Poster for 2021 Cannes Film Festival

Spike Lee’s gotta have it. The Cannes Film Festival is paying tribute to the ground-breaking U.S. director by putting the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Do the Right Thing, BlacKkKlansman, and…

‘Dune’ World Premiere Confirmed for Venice Festival

Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s reboot of the sci-fi classic, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin, will have its world premiere out-of-competition at the…

Cannes Market Sets Global Screenings in Asia, Mexico, Australia

Cannes’ film market, the Marché du Film, has confirmed its plans to offer buyers worldwide unable to attend the festival in-person market screenings at local movie theaters in five cities around…

Cannes: Kunal Nayyar, Christina Hendricks, and Lucy Hale Join ‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’

Kunal Nayyar, Christina Hendricks, and Lucy Hale have signed on to star in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, another hot project going to the Cannes Virtual Market later this month. The…

Diverse International Cast for Big-Budget Euro Series ‘The Swarm’ (Exclusive)

The Swarm, the big-budget series based on the Frank Schätzing best-seller, has signed up a global cast of stars and up-and-comers for the eight-part environmental thriller. European actors

Cannes: ‘The Lobster’ Stars Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell Reunite in Todd Solondz’s ‘Love Child’

Another hot project for the upcoming Cannes virtual market has just dropped, with Cinetic Media and CAA Media Finance, together with MadRiver International, announcing Love Child, a dark comedy…

Cannes: Andrea Arnold to Head Un Certain Regard Jury

British director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, American Honey) will head up the international jury for Cannes’ 2021 Un Certain Regard section, the premier festival sidebar alongside Cannes…

Cannes: ‘Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle’ to Open Un Certain Regard Sidebar

Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle from French director Arthur Harari will open this year’s Un Certain Regard section, the main sidebar of the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival. “Shot…