Roman Coppola

Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Roman Coppola — Semi Permanent 2023
Roman Coppola — Never Permanent 2023
Scarlett Johansson stars as "Midge Campbell" in writer/director Wes Anderson's ASTEROID CITY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Courtesy of Pop. 87 Productions/Focus Features

Growing up in the world of filmmaking, Coppola earned his stripes by wearing all hats available on set, from sound recording to cinematography, to writing, directing, producing, even acting, and earned his first BAFTA nomination as visual effects director on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

In addition to writing, directing and producing feature films CQ and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Coppola has played an integral part in many other film projects, including second unit work, producing, and cowriting with frequent collaborators Sofia Coppola on such projects as On the Rocks, Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, Somewhere, The Virgin Suicides and with Wes Anderson on projects including the upcoming Asteroid City, The French Dispatch, Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Moonrise Kingdom, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. 
Coppola is also president of pioneering independent production company American Zoetrope, earning him producing credits on the aforementioned Sofia Coppola projects, as well as many other films including Walter Salles’ Cannes Palme d’Or nominated On the Road. 
In addition to feature film work, Coppola is the founder and owner of award- winning commercial and music video production company The Directors Bureau. Through The Directors Bureau, Coppola has directed countless iconic music videos for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Air, The Strokes and Phoenix. For the now-legendary Fatboy Slim Praise You video, Coppola has 3 MTV VMAs, and his stream-of-consciousness video for Phoenix’s Funky Squaredance now lives in the permanent collection at the MoMa. 
Coppola is also no stranger to television, winning a Golden Globe Award as co- creator of Mozart in the Jungle. Additionally, Coppola has directed numerous television specials including The Strokes: MTV $2 Bill, the Emmy-nominated A Very Murray Christmas, Arcade Fire’s Saturday Night Live special Here Comes the Night Time, and Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special. 
As an inventor, Coppola has many creations under his belt including an inflatable film enclosure Photobubble, colorful high-quality tote bags from Pacific Tote Company, and a streamlined communication app close to release. Recently, Coppola also launched a revolutionary blockchain-based film community known as Decentralized Pictures. 
Currently, Coppola has just wrapped production as second-unit director on Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis and as executive producer on Sofia Coppola’s upcoming Priscilla.