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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.

Takeshi Kitano Weighs in on Sex Abuse Scandal Rocking Japan’s Entertainment Industry: “These Stories Have Always Been Around” (Exclusive)

Takeshi Kitano, arguably Japan’s most recognizable entertainer, has weighed in on the sexual abuse scandal that has shaken the country’s multibillion-dollar media landscape.   Since March, a long-delayed reckoning has been brewing in the country’s entertainment industry. For decades, rumors of rampant sexual abuse had swirled around Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of Johnny & Associates […]

Inside Warner Bros. Discovery and Air Mail’s Starry Cannes Party With Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese

Warner Bros. Discovery packed in the stars for studio’s 100th anniversary celebration at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday evening, even if the party itself, co-hosted by Air Mail, was a glamorous yet subdued affair. Celebrities still came out to toast WB’s centenary at Cannes fete mainstay Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, […]

Cannes: Mubi Takes Aki Kaurismaki’s ‘Fallen Leaves’ for North America, International Territories

Mubi is having a busy Cannes. The arthouse streamer just picked up Aki Kaurismäki’s Cannes competition title Fallen Leaves, its fourth acquisition of the festival, taking the crowd-pleasing dramedy for North America, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, and Turkey after its official festival premiere. Mubi plans to do a theatrical release for the film in […]

Cannes: Malaysian Genre Mash-Up ‘Tiger Stripes’ Wins 2023 Critics’ Week

Tiger Stripes, the feature debut of Malaysian director Amanda Nell Eu has won the prize for best feature of the 2023 Cannes Critics’ Week. The film, one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Hidden Gem picks from the festival sidebars this year, stars first-time actress Zafreen Zairizal as Zaffan, a rebellious and carefree 12-year-old who finds herself […]

Cannes: Mubi Takes ‘The Settlers’ for North America, Multiple International Territories

Arthouse streamer Mubi has picked up Felipe Gálvez’ Chilean revisionist Western The Settlers for North America and multiple international territories, including the U.K., Latin America, Turkey, German-speaking Europe, Italy, Benelux and India one day after the film’s premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section. Mubi plans to release the film theatrically in the U.S. and […]

Cannes: Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston Explain the Wes Anderson Method in ‘Asteroid City’

The stars always come out for Wes Anderson, and so it was at the Cannes press conference for Asteroid City, which featured enough boldface names to fill a bus, much like the one the cast of the film used to arrive at the red carpet premiere of the film in Cannes on Tuesday night. Scarlett […]

Writers Strike Dampens Dealmaking in Rainy Cannes

The unseasonably cold and rainy weather in Cannes this year didn’t put a damper on business, but the writers strike loomed like a storm cloud, threatening a deluge.  There were plenty of deals, big and small, in the Cannes Marché du Film, which drew more than 13,500 participants this year, an all-time record, exceeding pre-pandemic […]

Cannes: Justine Triet on Courtroom Fictions and Reality in ‘Anatomy of a Fall’

The true-crime genre gets a sharp, nuanced and decidedly feminist update in The Anatomy of a Fall, the new feature from French director Justine Triet, which wowed critics and audiences alike in its world premiere in Cannes competition on Monday. The film stars German actress Sandra Hüller — famed for her performance in the 2016 […]

Star-Studded Premiere of Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Lights Up Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is accustomed to stars but when it comes to sheer celebrity wattage, you can’t match a Wes Anderson movie. And so it was Tuesday night with the world premiere of Anderson’s latest, Asteroid City, which features a massive cast of A-listers — Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Scarlett Johansson, Hong Chau, Jason Schwartzman, […]

Cannes: Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd on Depicting the “Pornification” of American Pop Culture in Sexually Explicit ‘The Idol’

Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd explored the dark side of celebrity in the Cannes press conference for HBO’s controversial sexy pop star drama series The Idol, after the world premiere of the first two episodes of the limited series at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night. Depp stars in The Idol as Jocelyn, a Britney […]

Cannes: DCM Takes Wim Wenders Festival Double Pack for Germany

Berlin-based distributor DCM has landed the Wim Wenders’ Cannes double pack, securing rights in Germany for both of the Wenders films screening in Cannes: the competition title Perfect Days and the 3D documentary Anselm, which is a festival special screening. The 77-year-old German filmmaking legend, director of Wings of Desire and 1984 Palme d’Or winner […]

Cannes: Fatima Djoumer Named CEO of Europa Cinemas

Europa Cinema, the pan-European association of art house cinemas, announced major changes to its management Tuesday, with founder Claude-Eric Poiroux stepping down from his role as general director after 30 years. He will be succeeded by current COO Fatima Djoumer, who has been named the new CEO. Poiroux has been given the title of honorary […]