Jamaica, the birthplace of James Bond

September 30th, 2010 by

Jamaica is probably the country that should be associated with 007; it is at his house there named Goldeneye that Ian Fleming wrote all the James Bond stories.

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Bond Movie Producer EON Says It’s Not Part of Sahara’s Bid for MGM Studio [Bloomberg]

September 20th, 2010 by

Subsequent to reporting a rumour earlier in the day that – James Bond Producers Said to Join Sahara Bid for MGM Studio – EON Productions has released a statement denying they had ever had any contact with Sahara India Pariwar. “EON Productions tonight confirmed they have never had any contact with Sahara India Pariwar and […]

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James Bond Producers Said to Join Sahara Bid for MGM Studio [Bloomberg]

September 20th, 2010 by

Just when it looked like MGM’s future might be settled thanks to the potential deal with Spyglass that would take it into pre-packed bankruptcy, India’s Sahara decided to spoil the show with a $2 billion offer. However, it is now rumoured that there is more to this deal than meets the eye, with an article […]

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MGM lenders extend forbearance deadline to Oct 29 [Reuters]

September 16th, 2010 by

MGM has received yet another debt extension until the end of October while it finalises a deal with Spyglass according to an article published on Reuters, which states: “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGMYR.UL] said on Wednesday that its lenders agreed to extend a deadline for debt payments as the film studio prepares to be handed over to film […]

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Bond 23 back on track?

September 15th, 2010 by

Deadline is reporting that Bond 23 may have a start date scheduled, assuming MGM’s deal with Spyglass goes through; “Mendes, for instance, bowed out of contention last Friday, and I’m told it was because the MGM picture is clearing up and it looks like production on 007 could begin by late summer or early fall, […]

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MGM reborn as TV producer [Variety]

September 10th, 2010 by

MGM’s future will be in television, if an article published by Variety is to be believed. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum of Spyglass are reported to have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to become co-chairmen and co-CEOs of the troubled studio. The article states: “MGM will enter into a pre-packaged bankruptcy and re-emerge between […]

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MGM Studio Said to Sign Management Accord With Spyglass After Lenders’ OK [Bloomberg]

September 9th, 2010 by

It’s finally looking like MGM is close to securing a rescue package after it has been reported that Spyglass executives have signed a letter of intent and begin due diligence. The article states: “Spyglass, a Los Angeles-based film production company, presented its restructuring proposal to more than 100 lenders on a conference call last month. […]

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Rare Opportunity To See Ian Fleming’s Watch Ticking

September 7th, 2010 by

Ian Fleming's Rolex Explorer

Ian Fleming’s personal James Bond watch is not kept wound while it’s on display as part of the increasingly popular “Bond Watches, James Bond Watches” exhibit. So when attendees arrive for the special “Bond Enthusiasts Weekend,” September 10 and 11, they’ll be in for a special treat. This most famous James Bond watch in the […]

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World’s Most Famous Car Visits New York Prior to Hitting the Auction Block in London

September 6th, 2010 by

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond – Sean Connery – in Goldfinger and Thunderball to make only U.S. appearance in advance of its October auction sale.

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Icon Don Black [Tourdates.co.uk]

September 3rd, 2010 by

Don Black, who has written the lyrics for a number of James Bond theme songs is to receive an award on behalf of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), the body responsible for US performing rights. The article notes: “The songwriting award honours European songwriters and publishers for their success over the past year on US radio […]

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