Award to be named after Albert R. Broccoli

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles said today it’s renaming one of its awards in honor of Albert R. Broccoli, co-founder of Eon Productions, which produces the James Bond movie series.

NIKKI FINKE’S DEADLINE WEB SITE ran the entire press release. Here’s an exerpt:

Los Angeles, October 11, 2011 — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced today that it will rename its Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment in honor of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, pioneering producer of the James Bond franchise. The first Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment will be presented to Academy Award winner John Lasseter at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Wrap, a rival entertainment-news Web site, ran a short article on the news, which you can read BY CLICKING HERE.