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Producer of One of the Most Successful Film Franchises of All Time Receives Posthumous Honor

Oct 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The legendary producer of a beloved feature film series that has been running for almost 50 years is being honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, TheWrap.com reports.

Albert R. Broccoli, an American producer who was behind the James Bond movies, will have his name added to the group’s Brittania Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment.

Broccoli, who was known as Cubby, died in 1996 after a career that included making more than 40 movies.

This year’s recipient of the award will be Pixar’s John Lasseter.

Broccoli follows in the tradition of Charlie Chaplin, John Schlesinger and Stanley Kubrick, all of whom have also had Brittanias renamed in their honor.

The awards are slated for Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Alan Cumming, one of the stars of CBS’s "The Good Wife," will host.

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