|Belgian playing cards manufacturer is exclusive
supplier of the official Skyfall playing cards and chips!
Cartamundi, the worldwide market leader in the manufacture and sale of
playing cards, will feature as the exclusive supplier of playing cards and
poker chips used in the twenty third James Bond instalment SKYFALL.
In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to
haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the
threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Cartamundi has had a successful James Bond licence for 10 years and
also supplied the cards and poker chips for the Bond film CASINO ROYALE.
Chief Sales Coördinator, Bert Van Pelt, explains “We are proud that as
a Belgian company, Cartamundi is able to contribute to the success of the
world-famous Bond films. We hope the publicity generated by the new James
Bond film will raise the profile of both Cartamundi, and the playing card
game in general. Poker is still a hype throughout the world, so we are
convinced that this trend can only be stimulated further by the new Bond
Cartamundi will launch an exclusive range of SKYFALL playing cards and
poker sets onto the market in September. More information on this new
range will follow shortly.
In this 50th anniversary year of the James bond movies, Cartamundi has
already launched a collection of very nice anniversary card products.
SKYFALL, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award®
winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film
as James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert
Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK
and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th
Cartamundi was established in 1970 as a joint-venture combining the
playing card activities of Brepols, Van Genechten and Biermans and is
therefore able to boast of 200 years experience in the production and sale
of playing cards and cards for games. The head office of Cartamundi is
located in Turnhout, Belgium.
The group generated sales in 2010 of 147,5 million Euro with a workforce
of 1.200 and with factories in Belgium, Germany, the UK, Poland, the USA,
Brazil, Mexico and India and its own sales offices in the Netherlands,
France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Turkey and
Singapore. In 2008, the company was awarded as Entrepreneur of the Year.
Cartamundi has its own retail collection with licensed cards (such as
Disney®, James Bond®, Harry Potter®, Fifa®, etc.), but is also known
for its promotional card collections (e.g. Pixar Delhaize and WWF
Delhaize), casino cards, collector cards (e.g. Yu-Gi- Oh! ®) and cards
for games (such as Uno®, Monopoly®) and the new concept Megakicks.
Thanks to its long-term experience and specialist knowledge the company is
able to continuously develop innovative playing cards and card games to
further expand the Cartamundi range.
About Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled
by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns,
with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the
right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide
merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based
production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is
the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since
1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli took over the franchise from
Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli in 1995 and have produced some of the most
successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
They are currently producing the 23rd film, SKYFALL.
James Bond "50 years" Playing Cards
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation
of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global
operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and
distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home
entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks;
digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities;
development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and
distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures
Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide
production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming,
home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The
company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising
around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM
Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co.,
MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home
Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM
Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and
international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more
information, visit www.mgm.com.