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 film SKYFALL.
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 2012.
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,
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
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
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