AboutEON/Danjaq

AboutEON/Danjaq

  • Albert R Broccoli, (1909­­–1996) also known as ‘Cubby’, was the driving force behind bringing James Bond to the big screen. Broccoli started his producing career in 1952 when he came to England and launched Warwick Films with Irving Allen. Broccoli’s interest in Ian Fleming’s ‘Bond’ stories led him to Canadian producer, Harry Saltzman. Together they formed EON Productions and in 1962 produced the first James Bond film, DR. NO. When Harry Saltzman sold his share in EON Productions to United Artists in 1977, Broccoli continued as the ‘man behind Bond’, producing a further seven films before passing the torch on to his stepson Michael G. Wilson and daughter, Barbara Broccoli. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever made including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL and most recently SPECTRE.

    Danjaq is the US based company that, with MGM, co-owns the copyrights in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. Danjaq and EON control the rights to all worldwide traditional Bond merchandising, and with MGM control the rights in other areas of Bond licensing such as location based entertainment.

Aboutthe Producers

  • MICHAEL G. WILSON
  • Barbara Broccoli
  • Michael G. Wilson is producer of the James Bond film series together with his sister Barbara Broccoli. Wilson joined EON Productions in a legal-administrative capacity in 1972 and was named assistant to the producer on THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. He became executive producer on MOONRAKER and continued with that credit on the following two films. His creative abilities are evident in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, OCTOPUSSY, A VIEW TO A KILL, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL, all of which he co-wrote.  He became producer with his step-father Albert R. Broccoli on A VIEW TO A KILL continuing with THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL. When James Bond returned to the screen after an absence of six years, Wilson and his sister produced the hugely successful GOLDENEYE, followed by the next seven Bond films including SKYFALL and SPECTRE. They are currently producing THE RHYTHM SECTION starring Blake Lively and directed by Reed Morano. He is currently chairman of EON Productions.

    Wilson and Broccoli have executive produced several independent film projects including: THE SILENT STORM, starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, directed by Corinna McFarlane; NANCY, starring Andrea Riseborough, J. Smith-Cameron, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, and Steve Buscemi, directed by Christina Choe and RADIATOR starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira, directed by Tom Browne. Wilson also executive produced FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Paul McGuigan.

    Wilson has co-produced a number of stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), A Steady Rain (2009 Broadway), Chariots Of Fire (2012 West End), Once (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End), Strangers On A Train (2013 West End), Love Letters (2014 Broadway), Othello (New York Theatre Workshop December 2016 – January 2017), and The Kid Stays In The Picture (2017 London).

    Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were honoured by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.

    Michael is a leading expert on 19th century photography, he and his wife Jane Wilson, founded The Wilson Centre for Photography – a facility for research on the history, aesthetics, and preservation of photographs.  Michael is a Fellow of the Science Museum London, a Trustee of the Art Fund and Trustee for the Carnegie Institution for Science.

  • Barbara Broccoli is producer of the James Bond film series with her brother Michael G. Wilson. Broccoli became associate producer with Tom Pevsner on THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENCE TO KILL. Together with Wilson, Broccoli has produced the last eight Bond films including, SKYFALL and SPECTRE. They are currently producing THE RHYTHM SECTION starring Blake Lively and directed by Reed Morano. FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL produced by Broccoli and Colin Vaines starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Paul McGuigan has recently been released.

    Through her independent production company, Astoria Productions, Broccoli produced CRIME OF THE CENTURY for HBO. Starring Stephen Rea and Isabella Rossellini, the television film was directed by Mark Rydell.

    Broccoli and Wilson have executive produced several independent film projects including: THE SILENT STORM, starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, directed by Corinna McFarlane; RADIATOR starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira, directed by Tom Browne and NANCY, starring Andrea Riseborough, J. Smith-Cameron, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, and Steve Buscemi, directed by Christina Choe.

    Broccoli has co-produced a number of stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), A Steady Rain (2009 Broadway), Chariots Of Fire (2012 West End), Once (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End), Strangers On A Train (2013 West End), Love Letters (2014 Broadway), Othello (New York Theatre Workshop December 2016 – January 2017), The Kid Stays In The Picture (2017 London) and most recently The Country Girls (Summer 2017 Chichester Festival Theatre), based on Edna O’Brien’s novel of the same title.

    Broccoli was appointed Vice President for Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in April 2016. Broccoli is also President of the National Youth Theatre, a Trustee of Into Film, a film education charity working with young people aged 5-19 and is a patron of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund

    In 2014, Broccoli and Wilson were honoured by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.

AboutBROCCOLI FOUNDATION

  •  The Broccoli Foundation was founded by Dana and Cubby Broccoli to support the arts, medicine and education.

    Any charitable organisation that would like to apply for funding must submit a detailed proposal to Danjaq. Funding requests should include: a history of the organisation; the areas the charity benefits (ie education, arts, science, etc) and purpose of funding request. The Broccoli Foundation generally supports specific projects rather than general funding.