1. Barbara Broccoli Appointed To UK Film Council Board

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-08-14
    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

    Barbara Broccoli has been appointed to the board of the UK Film Council according to a BBC News report.

    Broccoli, who currently produces the James Bond films along with step-brother Michael G. Wilson, has become one of the UK film industry’s most successful producers.

    Her appointment to the board was made by Culture Minister Margaret Hodge, and will run for four years. Stewart Till, chairman of the UK Film Council, said he was ‘absolutely delighted’ at Broccoli’s appointment.

    ‘She’s produced some of the most successful films in the world,’ he said. ‘Her understanding of how big budget British films get financed out of Hollywood is extensive and unique. Barbara will be an enormous asset for the UK Film Council in our efforts to attract inward investment into the UK film production sector.’

    Her first credited role in the 007 series was on Octopussy, where she was an executive assistant. She continued this role for A View to a Kill. For The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill, she served as an associate producer along with Bond regular Tom Pevsner.

    From GoldenEye onwards, she has acted as producer along with Wilson. The pair were honoured with OBE awards earlier this year for services to the film industry.

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