The Miriam Collection

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

The Miriam Collection was a short-lived boutique label owned by The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, intended to be a competitor to similar labels like The Criterion Collection. It is named after the Weinstein brothers' mother Miriam, who was also one of the two people whose name inspired the name of Miramax Films. It was launched in 2007, and was quietly discontinued in 2009, after The Weinstein Company terminated its stake in distributor Genius Products.

Logo (2007-2009)


Visuals: On a black background, two symmetrical and curvy lines draw in at the left and right sides of the screen, then criss-cross. A gray "M" slowly zooms in as the red text "T H E M I R I A M C O L L E C T I O N" wipes in on both sides. Then, the finished logo is encased inside a silver banner.

Technique: Simple computer graphics.

Audio: The fanfare from The Weinstein Company logo, composed by Nicole Weinstein.

Availability: Not many titles were issued through this label and it wasn't used for very long. Seen on certain DVD releases like My Blueberry Nights.