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Carole Scotta

Carole Scotta


Distribution, Production


Meeting Event World Co-Production Fund Jury 2019
Decision Maker 2017
FrameWork Participant 2015


After graduating from Arizona State University, Carole Scotta founded Haut et Court in 1992 the same year she won the Fondation Hachette prize as best young producer.

She first broke into the French distribution sector with the "Unreleased of America" which included among others Alison Ander’s "Gas, Food, Lodging" and Alex Cox’s "Highway Patrolman".

In 1997 Carole Scotta produced "My life in Pink" by Alain Berliner, her first feature film (Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film).

Since then, her company, Haut et Court, produced and distributed over 200 films most of which have won several awards in international festivals; among others the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2008 with "The Class" by Laurent Cantet and the International Emmy for Best Drama Series 2013 with "The Returned" by Fabrice Gobert. Carole also produced "Coco before Chanel" by Anne Fontaine with Audrey Tautou, which was the first French film on the international market in 2009.

She is not only a producer and a distributor but also an exhibitor with the launch of the NOUVEL ODEON in 2010, a theater in the heart of the Quartier Latin in Paris and the LOUXOR, a renovated theater which first opened in 1921.

company profile

Haut et Court was founded by Carole Scotta in 1992 as an independent production and distribution company dedicated to international cinema of the highest quality.
Haut et Court has worked with numerous emerging film-makers whose films have been selected and awarded in major international film festivals such as Laurent Cantet’s The Class (Palme d’Or 2008); Alain Berliner’s My Life in Pink (Golden Globe Best Foreign Film 1998); Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine (the most successful French film on the international market in 2009), 150 Milligrams by Emmanuelle Bercot. Haut et court also coproduces european features such as The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos (Prix du Jury Cannes 2015), A Cambria by Jonas Carpignano (Europa Cinemas Award Directors’ Fortnight 2017) or currently The County by Grimar Hakonarson.
In 2007, the company created a television department and went on producing critically acclaimed series’ such as The Returned for Canal +, International Emmy Awards for Best TV Series Award in 2013, BAFTA Awards nominated; The Last Panthers, BAFTA Awards nominated. The company also co-produced The Young Pope by Paolo Sorrentino.
Haut et Court has also diversified into cinema theaters and runs among others Le Nouvel Odeon and Le Louxor in Paris, L’Astrée in Chamonix and Sémaphore in Nimes.