Aviron Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Aviron Pictures was a film production and distribution company founded in 2016 and officially launched on May 11, 2017 by William Sadleir and David Dinerstein, with the former departing from Clarius Entertainment following its bankruptcy and the latter who also founded Paramount Classics.

On May 22, 2020, Sadleir was charged with wire frauds and identity theft by financer BlackRock, who later diverted more than $75 million funds from the company and his mansion. He also transferred $1 million of COVID-19 emergency funds, which was supposed to keep Aviron staff on payroll, and eventually led to the company's bankruptcy. Sadlier pled guilty on January 19, 2022 and was sentenced to 72 months in prison on September 9 that same year.

1st Logo (February 23, 2016)

Visuals: A steel blue lens flare flashes in, and as it dies down, the text "AVIRON" fades in and zooms out one-by-one. The background then fades to a smoky background which quickly turns blue with an off-screen light only shown from a bit above. Then, the text shines as it slowly zooms in.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Same as the Clarius Entertainment logo.

Availability: Only seen on the home media release of My All American, as theatrical prints used the aforementioned logo.

2nd Logo (2016-April 12, 2019)

Visuals: The first element shown is a starry sky, which then fades into a lake. Four men are shown rowing a boat in sync with each other from above, as the camera pans to follow them as the scene gets brighter, which is against an afternoon sky with a sun. As a flash occurs, the action freezes and zooms out into a box with the chiseled text "AVIRON" below it, as "PICTURES" then fades in, as the logo slightly zooms out while the text shines a bit. The background is on a dark ocean setting with a slight brown tint to it.

Variant: An alternate version exists, where the starry sky and environment are different, the zoom-out emits a brief bright orange light behind it, and the text's lighting is different and does not shine. The finishing result also appears on a black background.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A soft piano and horn tune that grows more majestic and adds choir as time goes on, ending with an orchestral hit and some twinkling. Otherwise, it's the opening theme of the film.

Availability: It first appeared on Aviron Pictures' website (which has since been removed, although it can still be found on their YouTube channel), and was later seen on all films from the company from Kidnap (2017) to After (2019).
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