PGA to Honor James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli
The Producers Guild of America said Wednesday that James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, of EON Productions, will receive the 2014 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures.
The award will be presented to the duo at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Beverly Hilton. The Selznick award "recognizes a producer's outstanding body of work in motion pictures."
EON Productions, owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family, is the U.K. based production company that produces the James Bond films. Wilson, Broccoli and EON have also co-produced and co-financed several successful theatrical productions that have played in London’s West End and on Broadway, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Steady Rain, Chariots of Fire and the Tony winning musical Once.
Wilson, Broccoli and EON also are involved in several independent film projects including executive producing A Silent Storm, starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, directed by Corinna Villari-McFarlane.
"We’re honored to be associated with the legendary David O. Selznick and delighted to be receiving this award along with its previous recipients," Wilson and Broccoli said in a joint statement.
Past recipients include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg and last year’s recipients, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
"Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are the driving force behind one of the most cherished franchises in the history of film," PGA Awards co-chairs Lori McCreary and Michael De Luca said in a joint statement. "Thanks to the consistency and steadfastness of their creative vision, generations of moviegoers have been able to share the adventures of one of our iconic heroes. We look forward to their continuing to bring thrilling exploits and cinematic masterpieces to audiences worldwide, and we are delighted to honor them with this year’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award."