Licence to create: Bond studios ask creatives to make their mark on 007 franchise

Selected creators will receive prize money and feedback on their submissions from a local creative agency

007 himself is inviting Bond fans to make their mark on the franchise, with Daniel Craig launching a fan poster competition for budding creatives ahead of the release of No Time to Die.

MGM, Universal Pictures and EON Productions have unveiled a global initiative that will challenge the most creative Bond fans to design unique and eye-catching posters inspired by Craig’s movies, while celebrating the design legacy of the series.

The Bond franchise has partnered with creator network Talenthouse, for the initiative, with the aim of sourcing the most engaging artwork to support the release of the 25th 007 movie.

Judges from the marketing teams of the movie and production studios will be judging the entries based on creativity, originality and overall understanding of the theme.

Selected creators will receive prize money and feedback on their submissions from a local creative agency, as well as career advice that aims to encourage a fresh generation of talent into the industry.

Maya Bogle, Founder of Talenthouse said: "We're thrilled to offer the opportunity to our creative community to create original James Bond poster artwork.

“Our mission is to support and nurture creators by connecting them with opportunities to gain recognition and exposure for their work and this partnership does exactly that. We warmly invite creators to participate in this celebration of creative collaboration."

The deadline for entries is 16 January 2020.

No Time to Die, which will be Craig’s fourth Bond movie, is slated for release in April. Producers hope it will gross at least $1bn at the box office.

Over its near-60 year tenure on the silver screen Ian Fleming’s spy series has acted as a shopfront for brands, which pay millions to feature in the movies.

The two-and-a-half minute trailer (above) for the most recent episode features at least five glimpses of an Omega watch on Craig’s wrist as well as several shots of Aston Martins' latest models.

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