A+E Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


A&E Studios, LLC (stylized as A+E Studios) is A&E Networks' in house scripted production company. The studios divisions included A&E Originals and A&E IndieFilms.

A&E Networks formed the studio in June 2013 under president Bob DeBitetto with three projects in development, one for each flagship channels. At MIPCOM in October 2014, International executive vice president Sean Cohan and DeBitetto launched A&E Studios International as a distribution and financing unit to distribution A&E Studios productions. With the October 2016 retirement of DeBitetto, Paul Buccieri took over his post as president of A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group from the post of president of A&E Networks and History.

In July 2019, Pop announced a series order from A&E Studios for Best Intentions. With the re-merger of ViacomCBS in March 2020, Pop dropped the series and allowed A&E Studios to shop the show. More recently, the studio signed a deal with Silver Lining Entertainment Partners.

1st Logo (placeholder logo) (September 1–2, 2014)

Visuals: On a black background, there is the A+E Studios logo from the next logo.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: This is a placeholder logo. This was only seen on Houdini.

2nd Logo (2014-2019)

Visuals: The screen zooms out from the middle of the text "A+E STUDIOS" (with a hole in the center of the "+"), which is embossed on a white background.

Technique: Computer animation by Blur Studio.

Audio: A one-note bell toll with a whoosh (composed by Michael Gatt) or the end theme.

Availability: Seen on unREAL, The Returned and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

3rd Logo (2019-)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a white line that draws, then it morphs to a plus sign with the letters "A" and "E" slide over as the text "STUDIOS" fade in.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: None, the end theme, or an ABC generic theme on original airings.

Availability: Seen on A+E Studios shows from the era, like Big Sky and Project Blue Book.

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