Eon Productions (an abbreviation of “Everything or Nothing”) is a British film production company based in London’s Piccadilly and operating from Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom.
Eon, a closely held (public and family) corporation, was started by film producers Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman in 1961, at the same time they became partners and sought financing for Dr. No the year before they formed Danjaq, which for legal reasons became Eon’s holding company, from which it licenses the copyright protections allowing Eon to produce the Bond films.
In 1975, after nine films, Harry Saltzman sold his shares of Danjaq to United Artists and although Albert R. Broccoli died in 1996, 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 Bond films.
The video rights for all of Eon’s films are owned by MGM Home Entertainment, and are controlled by MGM’s distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment initially assumed the video rights to Casino Royale, but the 2012 home video editions of this film were issued by MGM and 20th Century Fox.