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...
When Hollywood honcho Albert “Cubby” Broccoli handed over the reins of Eon to daughter
Barbara and her stepbrother Michael G. Wilson in 1995, few could have foreseen that
his greatest legacy — the James Bond franchise, then in its fourth decade — would show no signs of fatigue two decades later. Yet the series is thriving, with Broccoli revealing a shrewd business mind that’s unafraid of change, epitomized in the 2005 Bond casting of relatively unknown Daniel Craig, whose tenure has grossed $3.2 billion worldwide across four films, with a fifth planned. In 2017, Broccoli produced the smaller-scale passion project — and BAFTA nominee — “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” about movie icon Gloria Grahame. She has been a supporter of the British Time’s Up initiative.