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EU Referendum: Heavyweight film and TV figures back Remain vote

22 June 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.

Heavyweight figures in the film and TV business, including Lord Puttnam and Working Title boss Tim Bevan, have come together to support Britain remaining in the European Union.

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Some 23 major producers have co-signed a letter to industry, arguing that remaining in the EU was the “right thing to do for our industry”.

The King’s Speech and Top Of The Lake producer Iain Canning, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, Big Talk’s Nira Park, Slumdog Millionaire producer Christian Colson and Monumnetal duo Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, have all signed the letter.

They highlighted that the EU’s Media and Creative Europe Programme had delivered £100m to UK producers in the past 10 years, which has helped support thousands of creative and technical jobs nationwide.

They noted that one benefit of being a member of the EU was that »

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Heavyweight film and TV figures back Remain vote

22 June 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.

Heavyweight figures in the film and TV business, including Lord Puttnam and Working Title boss Tim Bevan, have come together to support Britain remaining in the European Union.

Full letter below

Some 23 major producers have co-signed a letter to industry, arguing that remaining in the EU was the “right thing to do for our industry”.

The King’s Speech and Top Of The Lake producer Iain Canning, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, Big Talk’s Nira Park, Slumdog Millionaire producer Christian Colson and Monumnetal duo Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, have all signed the letter.

They highlighted that the EU’s Media and Creative Europe Programme had delivered £100m to UK producers in the past 10 years, which has helped support thousands of creative and technical jobs nationwide.

They noted that one benefit of being a member of the EU was that »

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British Movie Moguls Back European Union Membership in Referendum Vote

21 June 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some of the U.K.’s top movie moguls, including the producers behind James Bond pics, Hollywood blockbusters and Oscar-winning films, have urged the British to vote to remain in the European Union in Thursday’s referendum. A letter released Tuesday, signed by more than 20 of the country’s most successful producers, claims that E.U. membership has “helped ensure that the U.K. has the fastest-growing creative industry sector in Europe,” generating $123 billion in 2014.

The statement, which is backed by “Kingsman: The Secret Service” filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, “Spectre’s” Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and Working Title duo Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose credits include “The Danish Girl,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Hail, Caesar!,” argues that “being in the E.U. means that our feature films, our television programs and our games can travel far more easily across borders because they are not subject to quotas »

- Leo Barraclough

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Is Jamie Bell the New James Bond?

26 May 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the months leading up to the release of last year's James Bond adventure Spectre, franchise star Daniel Craig made more than this fair share of disparaging remarks about both the franchise itself and the title character, 007. It seemed clear from many industry observers that Spectre would be Daniel Craig's last James Bond movie, although nothing has been set in stone quite yet. While we wait for the official announcement, it seems another actor has thrown his hat in the ring as a possible replacement, Fantastic Four star Jamie Bell.

Deadline reports that Jamie Bell has been in discussions about the role with producer Barbara Broccoli, one of the longtime 007 producers alongside Michael G. Wilson, who is also producing Jamie Bell's new project Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool. Nothing is confirmed, and this report reveals that there isn't even a working script for James Bond 25 yet. »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel’s Continuity Problem: Will we accept a reboot?

7 May 2016 5:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on Marvel’s continuity problem, and whether fans will accept a reboot…

What seems like a ton of new quotes and interviews with various major Marvel players have been floating around this week as Captain America: Civil War opens in the Us, and head honcho Kevin Feige has been particularly vocal. After admitting they may finally be taking a Black Widow movie seriously, which throws some interesting new light on my recent ponderings about her future, and talking the motivations concerning casting The Ancient One in Doctor Strange which has come under considerable flack (surely if you *can* cast Tilda Swinton, you cast Tilda Swinton?), his most intriguing comments came when discussing the longevity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which throw up an interesting question – how exactly will they deal with the thorny issue of continuity down the road? Here’s what Feige said:

“The short, easy answer »

- Tony Black

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Annette Bening Starring in Romance for Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli

6 May 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters will star in the romance “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” for James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and Colin Vaines.

Im Global is co-financing the film, which has acquired international distribution rights. It will launch sales next week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Shooting will begin in the U.K. on June 27 with Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) directing. The production will take place at Pinewood Studios and on location in London and Liverpool.

The story is based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner and follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover grows into a deeper relationship.

Grahame won an Oscar for her performance in “The Bad and the Beautiful.” The book focuses on Graham turning to Turner »

- Dave McNary

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R.I.P. Guy Hamilton

21 April 2016 7:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British filmmaker Guy Hamilton has died in Majorca at the age of 93. Hamilton set the template for the James Bond franchise when he helmed 1964's iconic "Goldfinger".

He returned to the franchise in the early 1970s for Sean Connery's final outing with "Diamonds are Forever," and then ushered in Roger Moore's start to the series with "Live and Let Die" and "The Man with the Golden Gun".

In a statement, Bond series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson say: "We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of 'Goldfinger' and continued to entertain audiences with 'Diamonds Are Forever,' 'Live and Let Die' and 'The Man with the Golden Gun.' We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films."

Hamilton's work stretched far beyond Bond as well including directing "Funeral in Berlin, »

- Garth Franklin

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James Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies at 93

21 April 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Guy Hamilton, the director of four James Bond films, has died on the Mediterranean island of Majorca at the age of 93. Hamilton was at the helm of iconic 007 movies “Goldfinger” in 1964 and “Diamonds are Forever” in 1971, both starring Sean Connery, as well as 1973’s “Live and Let Die” and 1974’s “The Man with the Golden Gun,” both with Roger Moore as Bond.

In a statement, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson told Variety: “We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of ‘Goldfinger’ and continued to entertain audiences with ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun.’ We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films.”

Hamilton’s career started when he was 17 in the accounts department of a film studio in Nice, France, but he soon gravitated to a lowly production role. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Barbara Broccoli named BAFTA VP for Film

4 April 2016 5:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

James Bond producer to join Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Barbara Broccoli OBE has been appointed vice president for Film.

Following the recent appointment of Greg Dyke as BAFTA’s VP for Television, Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council, assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity. Previous Film VP’s include Duncan Kenworthy (2009-2015) and Lord Puttnam (1995-2004).

Broccoli, who owns Eon Productions with her brother Michael G Wilson and has produced the last eight James Bond films including Skyfall and Spectre, said: “I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British film-makers. I am therefore honoured to accept the role of BAFTA’s Vice President for Film.”

BAFTA chair Anne Morrison said: “With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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James Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli Named as BAFTA’s Vice President for Film

4 April 2016 4:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been appointed vice president for film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The news follows the recent appointment of Greg Dyke as BAFTA’s vice president for television. Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s council, supporting the academy’s president, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity.

Previous vice presidents for film have been Duncan Kenworthy (2009-2015) and David Puttnam (1995-2004). BAFTA can appoint up to three vice presidents, one in each of the three sectors of film, television and games, who can serve a term of up to six years.

Broccoli said: “I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British filmmakers. I am therefore honored to accept the role of BAFTA’s vice president for film.”

Anne Morrison, chair of BAFTA, said: “I am delighted that Barbara Broccoli, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Smuggler, Red Arrow Launch Production Company Cove Pictures (Exclusive)

24 February 2016 10:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Berlin — Smuggler Inc. co-founders Patrick Milling-Smith and Brian Carmody have teamed with Germany’s Red Arrow Entertainment to launch Cove Pictures, a major new international TV production company headed by Heather Rabbatts that will focus on high-end drama, comedy and factual programs for the global market.

Cove has already landed its first major coup by forming a creative alliance with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson’s Eon Productions, the company behind the James Bond franchise, to develop a number of internationally targeted TV programs.

Red Arrow, a subsidiary of German broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1, holds a minority stake in the company and will distribute its projects internationally. Like Smuggler, Cove is based in London, New York and Los Angeles.

“We’re always very focused on really strong creative-led partnerships,” James Baker, managing director of Red Arrow UK & Global Scripted Strategy, told Variety.

Praising Rabbatts’ “fantastic reputation here in the U. »

- Ed Meza

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Bond 25 Looking For Real-World Inspiration

21 February 2016 11:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To say last year’s Spectre was a let-down would be a colossal understatement. With its bloated runtime, boring villain, and bizarrely tangled mythology, it was James Bond repurposed for the Marvel age, a film that wanted to honor its heritage while scribbling haphazardly over it. Viewers cried foul, and rightly so – the film inexplicably missed everything appealing about the Bond character.

Needless to say, producers are scrambling to wash the bad taste out of fans’ mouths as soon as possible, so conversations are already taking place about the plot of Bond 25, which will bring back Daniel Craig for one more adventure and (hopefully) send the actor’s run as 007 out on a high note.

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Though producers have Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld to play with if they so desire, there have been no concrete details as of yet related to the direction Bond 25 will go in. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Wilson Talks Early Ideas For "Bond 25"

20 February 2016 8:32 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

However you feel about it, there's little doubt "Spectre" was a misfire for the Bond franchise - critically dismissed and suffering decidedly weaker box-office than its far better received predecessor "Skyfall". With actor Daniel Craig's future with the franchise uncertain, the series stands at a crossroads with many wondering where it will go next and how it will recover from last year's stumble.

Associate producer Gregg Wilson, son of Eon's Michael G. Wilson and his likely successor, spoke with Norwegian site filmweb.no (via Birth Movies Death) this week and discussed where the twenty-fifth film now stands:

"We've just begun to doodle with ideas for the next movie. Each script process begins when we ask ourselves the question: 'What is the world afraid of now?' In the case of Spectre the theme was global monitoring and utilization of information. So now we are trying to find out what »

- Garth Franklin

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James Bond 25 to look at “what is the world afraid of now?”

19 February 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The first hints as to the direction of the next James Bond film after Spectre...

The 24th James Bond adventure, Spectre, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK next week. Its box office take didn’t quite match that of the 23rd film, Skyfall, and nor did the reviews in truth. But still, you’d be hard pushed to call it anywhere close to a failure, and the film has no shortage of fans.

Speculation is currently rife as to whether Daniel Craig will return for a fifth outing as James Bond, especially given his commitment to a new TV series, Purity. You can read more on that here.

However, as far as Eon – the company behind the Bond films – is concerned, it’s business as usual. Gregg Wilson, son of producer Michael G Wilson, and himself associate producer for 007, was chatting to Filmweb in Norway, »

- simonbrew

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Spectre Stalks Home VIdeo with February 9 Release

9 January 2016 9:22 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2016) –The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Digital HD™ January 22, and  on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 9 it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Taking in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide, Spectre dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK.  The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in history gives fans never-before shared insight into the complexities that made James Bond the man he is today.

In Spectre, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful »

- Robert Greenberger

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Revealed: Spectre Blu-ray & DVD release details

6 January 2016 9:12 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It seemed that pretty much everyone loved 007s’s 24th outing as Spectre went global, as always, but the critics loved it as well. Daniel Craig has hit the spot for many with a much more balanced Bond, finding that gap between super spy and super sleek quite effortlessly. Today we’ve got all the details of the Blu-ray and DVD release, set to hit the shops on 22 February and available on digital download HD on 18 February.

Here’s more info of what we’ll be getting including all the details of those extras:

The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre took in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide and dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK.  The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in »

- Dan Bullock

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Christoph Waltz is signed for two more Bond movies

4 January 2016 1:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Christoph Waltz is apparently signed on for at least two more Bond movies, so says The Mirror newspaper in the UK. The big stipulation that comes with him coming back for more 007 adventure is that Daniel Craig reprises his role as the legendary British spy too, and we all know how he feels about that presently. Waltz played the role of Franz Oberhauser in this year’s Spectre, to huge acclaim, though the character was massively underused.

Some spoilers for Spectre follow.

The Mirror actually quote another British red-top with the scoop though, the Daily Star.

“Christoph could make a brilliant ongoing man for Bond to battle like in the old days,” a source told the Daily Star.

“But the important clincher of it is that Blofeld can only work with Daniel back in the role to keep continuity.”

Bond producer Michael G. Wilson was quoted in the paper as »

- Paul Heath

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