Alan Landsburg Productions
Alan Landsburg Productions was a production company founded in April 1970 by Alan Landsburg, who formerly worked for Metromedia Producers Corporation. In August 1971, it was acquired by Tomorrow Entertainment, Inc., then it was spun off as an independent company in late 1974 as Tommorow closed. The company would be sold to Reeves Teletape Corp. (later part of "Reeves Communications Corp.") on September 18, 1978. Alan Landsburg then left the company in 1985 to form "The Landsburg Company", and Alan Landsburg Productions became "Reeves Entertainment Group" on May 6 that year.
1st Logo (1971-1975)
Logo: On a white background, a blue circle zooms towards us and stops in place. Then three colored vertical rectangles slide in from the top and bottom of the screen from right to left and stop in place over the circle: a red one from the bottom, a yellow one from the top, and a blue one from the bottom. The red and blue rectangles then slide across each other and swap places, with the red rectangle forming an "a", and the blue one forming a "p". The yellow rectangle stays in place, thus forming the letters "alp". A second later, the stacked words "ALAN LANDSBURG PRODUCTIONS" appear below the letters.
Variant: Certain shows just had the text "ALAN LANDSBURG PRODUCTIONS, INC. A SUBSIDIARY OF TOMORROW ENTERTAINMENT, INC." in a bold white font, left aligned and placed in the center of a turquoise background.
Technique: 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: A synth xylophone theme.
Availability: Rare. It is found in In Search of: Ancient Astronauts and It Was A Very Good Year.
2nd Logo (1975-1980)
Logo: Over a black background, 5 arrows facing to the right appear from left to right on screen one segment at a time, forming a director's slate. The top half of the slate then rises, and rapidly drops down and hits the bottom half. This changes the top half into the words "ALAN LANDSBURG" in a white Avant Garde font. The words rise again, then drop down once more. This causes the bottom half to change into the word "PRODUCTIONS". Another slate pops in, also one-by-one, on top of the words in a traffic arrow-like fashion.
- There was also a still shot of the logo.
- Most programs, such as the series In Search of... and the TV movie It Happened at Lakewood Manor, have the logo shortened to either the slate already formed, or the "ALAN LANDSBURG" swinging down.
Technique: 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: The sounds of a camera shutter, one for each of the segmented lines as they appear, followed by a clapperboard sound during the respective action, before the shutters are heard again for the top slate.
- The end-title theme from any show is usually heard instead, or the logo is silent.
- On the DVD release of Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo, the short version of the music from the 3rd logo plays over this logo, followed by the logo for FremantleMedia North America.
- It is intact on the Visual Entertainment DVD of In Search of... and would be presumed intact if ever reran again.
- This can be spotted on the DVD release of Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo.
3rd Logo (September 20, 1979-May 11, 1985)
Logo: On a black background is a stylized blue "ALP" in a bold, partially segmented font. It is wiped away from left to right, revealing the following text:
A Reeves Communications Company
Trivia: This logo's design is based on that of the Reeves Teletape Company logo from the time.
- Sometimes, the logo is closer to the screen than usual.
- This logo was superimposed on the first two seasons of Gimme a Break!, No Soap, Radio and the 1983 TV pilot Sutters Bay.
- An alternate version featured the usual logo animation, except that the Reeves byline appeared a second later. This appears on Jaws 3, later season 5 episodes of In Search of..., and the TV movie The Jayne Mansfield Story.
- On some shows like Kate & Allie, Gimme a Break! and Spencer, a copyright stamp is shown below.
Technique: Simple wiping effects.
Music/Sounds: A jaunty synthesizer stinger. There were three versions of this theme: the normal version, a long version, and a version with a different middle section similar to that of the long version.
- On Jaws 3, the logo is silent.
- Sometimes, it's the end-title theme. This appears on productions such as the U.S. adaptation of The Krypton Factor, season 1 of Kate & Allie, the first two seasons of Gimme a Break!, and the short-lived series No Soap, Radio.
- It was seen on episodes of That's Incredible and Kate & Allie and on seasons 1-4 of Gimme a Break!; most episodes with this logo often have the next one plastering this over on TV One prints.
- This was also seen on the last two seasons of In Search of..., which is preserved on DVD.
- It was also seen on the 1981 U.S. adaptation of The Krypton Factor with Dick Clark.
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