007 poster competition announced by Eon and partner studios

December 16th, 2019 by

Eon Productions, MGM, Universal and United Artists launch competition with cash prizes. As James Bond returns for his 25th adventure, Eon Productions and partners MGM, Universal Pictures International and United Artists Releasing have announced a competition to design a Bond poster. They would like young creators to design a unique poster inspired by the Daniel […]

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The Hollywood Reporter writes about Bond 25 Twitter video takedown

September 5th, 2019 by

Last week the Twitter account of this website was one of several to receive notification that video had been removed because of a complaint by MGM. Last Thursday Twitter notified several who had uploaded video footage shot in Matera that they had removed them from the platform at the request of MGM. No Time to […]

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Bond 25’s US distributor reported to be exploring bankruptcy protection

August 8th, 2019 by

Annapurna has hired law firm to explore bankruptcy protection says Hollywood Reporter. One of the recurring features of 007 in the 21st century have been the recurring problems with MGM. Skyfall was delayed due to the studio’s financial problems and going through chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bond 25 was delayed initially because MGM has no […]

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MGM reportedly using Bond rights to lure buyer

April 4th, 2018 by

The Hollywood Reporter says MGM is levering 007 as the studio may be up for sale. MGM may be up for sale following the surprise ousting of CEO Gary Barber last month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both domestic and international distribution remain up for grabs as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer tries to find a buyer. Previously it had […]

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Gary Barber forced out as head of MGM

March 21st, 2018 by

Boardroom coup at MGM sees CEO pushed out due to reported split over strategy. Knives were out at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on Monday night when the board forced out CEO Gary Barber. Barber’s removal is reported to be completely unexpected and caused shock waves throughout the industry. He is widely credited with MGM’s successful turnaround after emerging from […]

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MGM returns to domestic theatrical distribution in joint venture with Annapurna

October 31st, 2017 by

MGM and Annapurna Pictures today announced a joint venture to release films theatrically in the United States. However, worldwide distribution plans for Bond 25 are to be announced at a later date. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Annapurna Pictures (Annapurna) have formed a new joint venture for theatrical distribution in the U.S., it was announced today by Gary Barber, […]

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Apple and Amazon reportedly vying against Warners for Bond 25 distribution rights

September 6th, 2017 by

Apple and Amazon reported to be in contention for Bond 25 distribution rights according to the Hollywood Reporter. The release of SPECTRE in 2015 saw the end of Sony’s distribution rights for the James Bond series. Starting with Casino Royale (2006), Sony co-financed the Bond films with MGM and acted as distributor in a two film deal that was […]

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5 studios vie for Bond 25 distribution deal

April 20th, 2017 by

MGM and Eon Productions actively seeking distribution partner for next James Bond film. MGM and Eon Productions are being pitched by five different studios, at least if a report in the New York Post is correct. The piece is based on information provided by five anonymous sources. The James Bond series is currently without a distribution […]

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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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MGM deal with Chinese buyer falls through

February 27th, 2017 by

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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