The PGGB Contribution to the Industry Award sponsored by Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden - presented to Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the James Bond franchise and owners of London-based company, EON Productions.
Wilson and Broccoli have produced the last nine films in the series, which include some of the most successful Bond films ever made, including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall (for which they received the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film), Spectre and the most recent, No Time To Die, the top-grossing Hollywood film of the pandemic era at the international box office The 25th film, which marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final portrayal as 007, was five times nominated at the 75th British Academy Film Awards where it won the BAFTA for Best Editing. It is nominated in three categories at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards. Wilson, Broccoli and EON have also produced a number of independent features, often female-directed with strong female storylines, including The Silent Storm (2014), Radiator (2014), Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017), Nancy (2018), The Rhythm Section (2020) and Ear for Eye (2021). Working hard behind the scenes to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future, Wilson and Broccoli are founders of the London Screen Academy and Broccoli is BAFTA’s Vice President for Film and a Trustee of Into Film. The pair were awarded OBEs in 2008 and CBEs in the 2022 New Years’ Honours List.
Film Critic and Presenter Jason Solomons says: “There are almost too many reasons why Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson deserve this very special award this year, perhaps more than any other year in the long history of their tenure of the Bond franchise. What they did with Bond 25, No Time To Die, is nothing short of phenomenal - showing bravery, commitment, utter faith in their movie, knowledge of their audience and making hard commercial decisions before delivering with the most artistic of flourishes.”