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Scientific Games signs exclusive James Bond licensing deal

March 8th, 2017 by

Slot machines

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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MGM deal with Chinese buyer falls through

February 27th, 2017 by

Bond 25

One thing Michael G Wilson expected to happen in early 2016 was for MGM to sign a distribution deal with a partner studio. All the same, time passed by and at the end of the year nothing had been announced.This part of the jigsaw puzzle is important as MGM needs a partner to distribute – and co-finance […]

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Podcast 003: Whatever happened to 2016?

December 15th, 2016 by

A look at what did and didn’t happen in the world of 007 during 2016, mainly focusing on Bond 25.

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MGM debt offering oversubscribed

July 2nd, 2014 by

Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, the studio behind the James Bond films that went through bankruptcy proceedings at the end of 2010, last week raised $300 million in debt for “general corporate purposes”. MGM raised $300 million, $100 million more than it had been seeking, through the six year loan arranged by JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, suggesting that confidence in the […]

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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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What MGM boss did NOT say about Bond 24

March 20th, 2013 by

Contrary to a Hollywood Reporter story saying that Bond 24 would be released within three years and probably in late 2013 but, our friends at HMSS Weblog just pinged me on Twitter to say that there is no basis in the report. Having listened to MGM’s investor’s call (which I have not yet) HMSS reports […]

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MGM hope to sign Bond 24 director “soon”

March 20th, 2013 by

Further to yesterday’s report that Bond 24 would be released within three years and probably towards the end of 2014, MGM’s chairman and CEO Gary Barber is quoted as saying during an investor conference call that they hope to announce a director shortly. Source: Bleeding Cool News

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Bond 24 “most likely” to be released late 2014

March 19th, 2013 by

With MGM’s results for 2012 released yesterday, it has been announced today that Bond 24 will be released within three years and is likely to be released in late 2014. Following the success of both Skyfall and The Hobbit, MGM is experiencing something of a renaissance, with a cash pile and reduced debt. The studio […]

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Skyfall helps boost MGM revenue for 2012

March 19th, 2013 by

Skyfall and The Hobbit helped lift MGM’s revenues by 97 percent compared with the previous year, a huge turnaround considering the perilous state of the company in 2009. Total revenue for the year was $1.38 billion, with net income for 2012 standing at $129 million. That just shows how reliant on successful blockbusters the studios […]

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