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James Bond Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli To Receive Top Producers Guild Award


By Steve Pond

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of the James Bond franchise, have been named recipients of the 2014 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures, the Producers Guild of America announced on Wednesday.

The award, which is designed to recognize a producer's entire body of work, will be presented to Wilson and Broccoli at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Wilson and Broccoli are half siblings, and the children of original Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli. Wilson has been working on the Bond films since 1979 and Broccoli since the early 1980s; together they have produced the last seven films in the series.

In July, Wilson and Broccoli announced that director Sam Mendes, who won commercial and critical success with his Bond film "Skyfall," will return to direct the 24th installment in the series that has been running for more than 50 years.

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"Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are the driving force behind one of the most cherished franchises in the history of film," said PGA Awards Co-Chairs Lori McCreary and Michael De Luca in a press release.  "Thanks to the consistency and steadfastness of their creative vision, generations of moviegoers have been able to share the adventures of one of our iconic heroes."

Past recipients of the award include Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin and Roger Corman.

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