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

Barbara Broccoli and brother Michael G. Wilson have produced the last eight Bond films

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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, one of the most illustrious and respected people in the contemporary film industry, will be joining BAFTA as our vice president for film. With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know we’ll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years. With Greg Dyke announced recently as our television vice president, we are in good hands for the future.”

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Broccoli with her brother Michael G. Wilson own EON Productions and have produced the last eight Bond films together, including “Skyfall” and “Spectre.” They have executive produced several independent film projects, including “A Silent Storm,” starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, directed by Corinna Villari-McFarlane, and “Radiator,” starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira, directed by Tom Browne. EON recently announced a creative alliance with Cove Pictures, a joint venture with Smuggler Inc. and Red Arrow Entertainment, to develop a number of television shows for the international market.

Broccoli has co-produced a number of stage productions including “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), “A Steady Rain” (2005 Broadway), “Chariots of Fire” (2012 West End), “Once” (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End) and “Strangers On a Train” (2013 West End), and in December 2016, “Othello” at the New York Theatre Workshop, starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig, to be directed by Sam Gold.

Among her many philanthrophic interests, Broccoli is a trustee of Into Film, a film education charity working with young people between the ages of 5 and 19. She is also patron of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, an honorary fellow of the National Film and Television School, and an honorary member of Women in Film and Television U.K. She is patron of Spinal Research and supports many of Oxfam’s fundraising efforts.

Broccoli sits on the board of governors for BAFTA Los Angeles. The Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment is named after her father.

Broccoli was awarded the “Order of the British Empire” in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s Honors List in 2008. In 2014, she was honored by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.