Multicom Entertainment Group

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Founded by Irv Hollender, who was previously associated with Liberation Entertainment and INI Entertainment, Multicom Entertainment Group has since purchased a number of classic TV and film libraries, most notably those of Official Films/International Creative Exchange, Film Ventures International, Kushner-Locke, Paul Brownstein Productions, Peakviewing Transatlantic, and several libraries formerly held by FremantleMedia through ACI Distribution (including the Leonard Hill Films and Tisch/Avnet libraries), among others.

1st Logo (2010-2017)


Visuals: On a white background, the screen zooms out of a rotating block made of the letters "MEG", "M" and "E" in blue and "G" on top in orange. It stops as the copyright symbol appears next to it. The words "MULTICOMENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC." slide in, "MULTICOM" large and in blue and "ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC." smaller below it in orange. The word "PRESENTS", in a slightly lighter blue than the rest of the logo, appears under the text shortly after.

Variants:

  • A version without the "Presents" byline exists.
  • A short version without the "Presents" byline also exists.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A new age jingle composed by Tyler H. Dreben. This is shortened on the short version.

Audio Variants:

  • On a 2017 Escape TV airing of Every Woman's Dream, the ending theme plays over the logo.
  • On several HD prints of The Last Time I Committed Suicide, the theme from the Tapestry Films logo is heard due to a plastering error. Some other prints have the next logo while keeping the Tapestry theme.

Availability:

  • Seen on Yancy Derringer on GetTV and Peter Gunn when it was broadcast on FETV.
  • May lead, follow or plaster logos from companies such as Kushner-Locke, Arista Films and Film Ventures International on newer prints of some films/TV shows owned by this company.
  • It also remains intact on Rifftrax riffs of their library.
  • It also plasters the Image Organzation logo on current prints of Martial Outlaw.

2nd Logo (2017-)


Visuals: Over a black background is a shining multicolored light, which changes colors throughout the logo. It gradually reveals the white text "MULTICOM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC", "MULTICOM" larger and on top of the other text like before. The lights stop shining, forming a rainbow rectangle around the "MULTICOM" text. The logo fades out.

Variants:

  • At the end of some films that have been restored by Multicom, a credits card appears before the main logo with the completed logo on top, and a list of personnel below.

Technique: CGI by Aaron Johnson.

Audio: Same as above. The promo reel for its company uses the ending theme of the reel.

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