Birthday of 007 producer Harry Saltzman [1915]

October 27th, 2017 by

Harry Saltzman, who co-founded Eon Froductions and Danjaq with Cubby Broccoli, was born on 27th October 1915 in Sherbrooke, Canada. Legend has it that Saltzman ran away from home at the age of 15, eventually joining a travelling circus for a number of years. In 1932 he moved to Paris to study, but instead started picking talent […]

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Scientific Games signs exclusive James Bond licensing deal

March 8th, 2017 by

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Scientific Games Corporation today announced a license agreement for the James Bond franchise, spanning land-based gaming, lottery and social slots. The exclusive agreement with Eon Productions Limited, Danjaq, LLC and MGM Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., gives Scientific Games the rights to leverage all past and future iconic James Bond films, as well […]

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Right timing as James Bond games go mobile

April 24th, 2014 by

With mobile gaming set to surge, it is little surprise that MGM/Danjaq and Glu recently announced the release of a free-to-play 007 themed mobile game in the summer of 2015.

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Thunderball rights go to Danjaq/MGM after 50 year dispute

November 16th, 2013 by

After half a century of legal wrangling and bad blood, it was announced yesterday that the rights to Thunderball, which were in the hands of the relatives of Kevin McClory since his death in 2006, will revert to MGM and Danjaq. The announcement was made in a press release: Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2013) […]

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Cubby Broccoli: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 3rd, 2012 by

Earlier this week we took a look at the life of Harry Saltzman, who was one of the principal driving forces behind putting James Bond on the big screen. In this article we look at his partner, Cubby Broccoli, with whom he formed Eon Productions and Danjaq. Albert “Cubby” Broccoli was born on Long Island […]

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Harry Saltzman: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 1st, 2012 by

While Ian Fleming had seen the big screen potential for James Bond early on, his efforts to make a 007 film were ultimately thwarted, despite putting in considerable time and effort into the project. In this article to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Dr No this week we take a look at the life […]

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Sam Mendes still on board Bond 23, while MGM sinks

June 4th, 2010 by

Interesting to read in Business Week that MGM loans are now trading at 43 cents in the dollar, down from 65 cents at the beginning of 2010 and now valuing the company at $1.6 billion, just a shade above Time Warner’s reported bid of $1.5 billion. The studio’s lenders are now in a battle with […]

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The Bond 23 delay: Why EON is tied to MGM

May 12th, 2010 by

With MGM currently in talks to try and save the studio somehow many Bond fans are wondering why EON Productions needs MGM to make another bond film

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