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. “Cubby Broccoli was the Britannia’s very first honoree when the awards were originated over 20 years ago,” says Nigel Lythgoe, Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles. “By creating a global phenomenon with the longest-running film series in cinema history, Cubby’s legacy exemplifies what the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution stands for. We are grateful to Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and the Broccoli Foundation for their generous support, and are delighted to present this award in Cubby’s honor.”

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