Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson to receive British Film Institute scholarship | English Film News

James Bond franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are set to receive a scholarship from the British Film Institute (BFI). Both will receive the BFI’s highest honor in the same year that the iconic spy franchise celebrates its 60th anniversary, the British Institute said in a statement posted on its official website.

“With incredible insight and vision, Michael and Barbara not only reimagined Bond for today’s audiences, but ‘No Time to Die’ came at exactly the right time to welcome that audience back into the experience of the big screen like never before.

“Equally, if not more important, is their commitment to our industry away from the spotlight, where they work tirelessly to open doors for others by playing a huge role in educating, supporting and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers,” said BFI President Tim Richards.

The duo will receive the BFI Scholarship at the BFI Chairman’s Dinner on June 28 at Claridges, London.

Broccoli and Wilson said they were proud to accept the BFI Fellowship “on behalf of all who have been part of the James Bond series for over 60 years and feel honored to join such an esteemed group of distinguished fellows from industry”.

“We are very grateful to so many members of the UK film industry with whom we have worked over our careers and thank the British Film Institute for their outstanding support and leadership for the creative industries in the UK,” they said. they added.

Broccoli and Wilson have been at the helm of EON Productions for almost 30 years and have produced nine of the 25 Bond films together, including hits like ‘Golden Eye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Die Another Day’, ‘Casino Royale “. ‘, ‘Skyfall’ and most recently ‘No Time To Die’.

Apart from the Bond franchise, they also produced and produced films like ‘Radiator’, ‘The Silent Storm’, ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ and ‘The Rhythm Section’.