Barnholtz Entertainment

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Barnholtz Entertainment is the production company of Barry Barnholtz. According to their Facebook page "Barnholtz Entertainment, Inc. is a North American distribution company which releases its acquisitions through Lionsgate, Cinedigm and Entertainment One".

1st Logo (1997-Early 2000s)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a giant silver "B" in a bold italic Arial font, that slides to the right and reveals a giant "E" in the same color. The letters slide then in their respective lower and upper corners, and again, the "B" to the left. As they perform the moves, their transparent copies appear from the sides and the company's name being revealed. They zoom and would fade out to another logo; for example, the PM entertainment logo used in that time.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A metallic sweeping sound.

Availability: Shown on the company's early distributed movies.

2nd Logo (Early 2000s-2008)

Visuals: On a space background, a yellow horse gallops along as it trails fire and a star moves in the background. A giant "B" shifts at a very fast pace going up and down with "arnholtz" in the same font as the "B" shifts as well, going left and right. As this happens, the flames fade out and the horse becomes inverted. The words stop shifting, forming "Barnholtz" in a cursive font and an "E" fades in below. More letters shift in to form "ENTERTAINMENT" below as a flare flies behind the text. The horse keeps galloping as the screen fades out.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The sounds of galloping and whooshes are heard throughout as the music is a choir changing to flute sounder at the end.


  • Seen on A Most Deadly Family, and Into This Air.
  • It may have been seen on other movies too.
  • It also appeared at the end of a September 19, 2022 UK airing of the 1986 TV movie The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James on GREAT! Movies Action.

3rd Logo (2009-)

Visuals: On a plain at night, the screen zooms up from the grass to find a horse standing next to a dead tree. Fog also seems to surround the area. The horse moves its head and grunts before looking at us from the distance. The view is suddenly changed to a close up of the horse's left eye by a very fast zoom in as a box encloses the area and changes the background to black. Smoke comes out where the horse's nostrils would be and "B A R N H O L T Z" in a white-grey gradient wipes in as "E N T E R T A I N M E N T" fades in below. The horse's eye blinks.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The sounds of crickets and the horse with a whoosh when the screen zooms in.


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