EON Productions is a film production company best known for the James Bond movie franchise. EON is rumoured to stand for "Everything Or Nothing." It was started by film producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman in 1961. In 1975 after nine Bond films, Harry Saltzman sold his shares to United Artists (the Bond series distributor). In 1996 Albert R. Broccoli passed away. EON Productions is still owned by the Broccoli family, specifically Albert R. Broccoli's daughter, Barbara Broccoli, and his stepson, Michael G. Wilson, who are the current producers of the James Bond films. EON Productions operates out of Pinewood Studios and is a subsidiary of Danjaq, L.L.C., the holding company partially responsible (along with UA) for the copyright and trademarks to the Bond characters and elements. The UA interest passed, with acquisition, to MGM and subsequently to a partnership led by Sony and Comcast.
Since their first film in 1962, Dr. No, there has only been one film made by EON Productions that wasn't a part of the Bond franchise, Call Me Bwana, starring Bob Hope. (This film is best known today as a billboard shown briefly in From Russia With Love.)
In 2000, EON productions served a Cease and desist letter to Cheapass Games to get them to stop using the name "Mr. Bond" in the title of their game Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond. In 2004, the game was reissued under the title James Ernest's Totally Renamed Spy Game.
In 2004 Electronic Arts developed a video game with the James Bond licence titled Everything or Nothing, which was named after the production company.
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