Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Bond producer honoured by University of Bradford

James Bond film producer and screenwriter Michael Wilson was among leading figures from the worlds of arts, fundraising and film to receive Honorary Graduates from the University of Bradford recently.
The University also honoured Bill Huntley, Peter Layton and Blake Morrison.
Director of the British Film Institute Amanda Nevill, who gave Mr Wilson’s oration, said: “I am delighted that Michael Wilson has been recognised by the University of Bradford, both for his contribution to the British film industry through the iconic James Bond Films and also for his influential guidance and support to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.”
Michael Wilson completed his undergraduate work in Electrical Engineering at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, USA, and received a law degree from Stanford University in 1966.
He practised at a New York firm where he specialised in international taxation, before joining Eon Productions Limited where he became the assistant to the producer on 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.
Wilson went on to executive produce 'Moonraker' and the next two Bond movies. Alongside veteran screenwriter Dick Maibaum he co-wrote 'For Your Eyes Only', 'Octopussy', 'A View to a Kill', 'The Living Daylights' and 'Licence to Kill'. He co-produced A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill with his stepfather, the late Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli.
When Bond returned to the screen six years later, Wilson joined his sister Barbara Broccoli to produce 'GoldenEye', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'The World is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Day', which coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Bond series.
Wilson is also a leading expert on 19th-century photography, which he began collecting in the late 1970s. In 1998 he formed the Wilson Centre for Photography which hosts an archive to preserve early photographs and provides study and research facilities for students and researchers.
Wilson was recognised for his contributions to the film industry through his development of the globally recognised and enjoyed Bond franchise, and also for his key role in the development of Bradford’s National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.
Professor Chris Taylor, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “We are pleased to be able to recognise the achievements of someone who has contributed so much to the film industry through the magnificent James Bond franchise. We are delighted to welcome Michael Wilson as an Honorary Graduate of the University.”
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Is Photography And Filmmaking Converging?
In our opinion, the answer is 'yes', says Dave Mobbs, Digital Marketing Manager at XP Distribution. At X-Rite, we work in an industry where photograph
Skylark Aerial Photography Teams Up With IDP Film
Skylark Aerial Photography has teamed up with IDP Film as a Northern Office to ensure better coverage throughout England, it has been announced. Skyla
GB Labs Takes On 400 Ambitious Film Students At Anglia Ruskin University
"We prepare students for a career in television and film," says Sean Thornton of Anglia Ruskin University. "As such, the technology we use has to be r
Future Film Skills – An Action Plan
The BFI has launched Future Film Skills – An Action Plan at the House of Commons alongside the Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, and producer Barbara
Blackmagic Design Announce Accessory For Cintel Film Scanners
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader accessory for its Cintel Film Scanner, which lets customers scan audio and K
Graduate Film Shortlisted For TV Awards
A film made by graduates of the University of Wolverhampton's Video and Film Production course has been shortlisted at this year's RTS Student Televis
Brighton Film School Announce Summer School Dates
Brighton Film School has announced its film summer school dates for 2017. Are you a young filmmaker, aged 15 – 17, and want to work on two or three sh
UK's Future Film Industry Boost
The BFI today announces the 24 regional partners that will help deliver its pioneering BFI Film Academy Network programme in 2012/13. The BFI Film Aca
London Celebrates Local Film-making Talent
ITV Local London, ITV’s regional broadband TV service in the London area, is entering into a partnership with Film London, in order to raise the profi
Skills schemes set to boost new talent in London more investment in training and development
Film London today announced the launch of two new rounds of funding schemes to develop the capital’s film, TV and animation professionals and support
Mayor Of London Pledges His Support For Film In The Capital
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has held his first meeting with prominent figures from the film, television and production industries. The film summit h
RTÉ Announces Partnership With Irish Film Board
RTÉ and the Irish Film Board have announced a joint funding initiative for a new comedy. Following the success of shows such as Can't Cope Won't Cope
2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Selections Announced
SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have announced the official selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Jurors cur
Framestore Delivers VFX For British Spy Film
Article credit: Framestore. Matthew Vaughn's sequel to 2014's Kingsman: Secret Service sees the cast join forces with the Southern charm of the Americ
SMPTE Accepting Entries For 2017 Student Film Festival
SMPTE has announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Hosted by SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Alli