Good Machine Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Not to be confused with Good Machine.


Good Machine Productions was an independent film production, film distribution, and foreign sales company started in the early 1990s by its co-founders and producers, Ted Hope and James Schamus. David Linde joined in the late 90s to start the international sales company. They sold the company to Vivendi Universal (then-owner of Universal Studios) in 2002, which merged it with USA Films and Universal Focus to create Focus Features. Along with the heads of production development and business affairs (Anthony Bregman, Anne Carey, and Diana Victor), they went on to form the company This is That.

Logo (October 16, 1998-August 15, 2003)

Visuals: On a black background, two red circles appear (with one connected to the other). The letters on them read "G" and "M". Then "GOOD MACHINE" fades into the right in two lines, which are separated from the circles and from the text "RELEASING".

Variant: On international releases, the text says "INTERNATIONAL" instead.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: None.


  • The releasing version can be found on films such as Happiness (1998), and Grateful for Anything, while newer Special Edition DVDs and Blu-Rays replace this logo with the Focus Features or Universal ones.
  • The international version was seen on old international releases of films such as In the Bedroom, The King is Alive, Talk to Her, and Storytelling.
  • Strangely, this logo is not seen on their final film, Hulk.
Good Machine Productions
Focus Features
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