Producer Barbara Broccoli Will Consider Female Directors for Next Bond Movie
The blockbuster success of Wonder Woman has amped up the charge to get more women in the director’s chair of big, high-profile projects.
The latest project to enter the discussion is James Bond, with producer Barbara Broccoli saying she will “of course consider female directors” to helm the franchise’s 25th outing.
At the premiere of her new movie Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Broccoli expressed her thoughts on getting more women behind the camera.
“There are a lot of women working on this production which pleases me very much. It’s incredibly important to support a change in front of and behind the camera,” she said. “I love working with women. It’s a different vibe.”
“We have to promote women within the industry. Women are often tasked with taking care of children and ailing parents, so it’s hard for some women to sustain a career in this industry,” she continued. “We have to be more family friendly, with childcare, flexible hours and job shares. At Eon, we have a lot of women doing job sharing and it’s easy with technology.”
Currently the Bond franchise is trying to find a new distributor, with many of the biggest studios in Hollywood putting in bids. This process has caused a longer delay than usual between the last movie Spectre, and the next film.
Daniel Craig recently confirmed that his next James Bond adventure will be his last.
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Source: Screen Rant