Barron Entertainment was an Australian film and television production company based in Perth, Western Australia founded as Barron Films in 1981 by Canadian filmmakers Paul D. Barron and Ann Macbeth. In 1994, it was renamed under its aforementioned name. After finding itself in serious financial difficulties in 2001, Barron Entertainment negotiated the sale of its film and television copyright to the Melbourne, Victoria based Arts Film Rights Pty Ltd.
(December 22, 1983-1994)
Logo: An in-credit logo that says "BARRON FILMS" that appears in various fonts depending on the movie or TV show.
- On Clowning Around, the logo shines.
- On Ship to Shore, the logo is in gold.
Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the movie.
Availability: Rare. Seen on the films Bush Christmas, I Own the Racecourse, Windrider, A Waltz Through the Hills, Shame, Father, Clowning Around, Singapore Sling, and Blackfellas. Was also seen on the miniseries Tracks of Glory as well as the first two seasons of Ship to Shore.
1st Logo (1995-1997)
Logo: On a black background, a silver octagram appears shining in a circle with a fleur-de-lis on top resembling the border of a compass also in silver between two silver and black marble irregular quadrilaterals. "BARRON" appears below with "ENTERTAINMENT" underneath both in the same color as the octagram shining as well, along with an underline also in silver and black marble.
Variant: On Ship to Shore, the logo appears on a blue gradient background.
Technique: The octagram and text shining.
Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.
Availability: Rare. Seen on the movies Singapore Sling: Road to Mandalay, Natural Justice, and Natural Justice: Heat. Was also seen on the shows Sweat and the third season of Ship to Shore.
2nd Logo (1997-2001)
Logo: On a black background, a silver and grey marble underline and two irregular quadrilaterals on opposite sides in the same color fall from the top of the screen where the underline stops at the bottom and the quadrilaterals stopping at the top. A silver octagram in a compass like circle with a fleur-de-lis on the top in silver fades in at a 90 degree angle before it turns to position north while being placed between the quadrilaterals. "BARRON" and "ENTERTAINMENT LTD" below also in silver flashes in the middle forming the same logo as before but with a less glossy look. The octagram then shines briefly.
- On The Gift, the logo forms on an Aurora Borealis background which also serves as the background for the intro and closing credits of said show.
- On Kings in Grass Castles, the logo forms in-credit with copyright below.
Technique: The formation and octagram shining.
Music/Sounds: A metallic synth, followed by a loud whoosh, and then a quiet drone.
Availability: Rare. Seen on the shows Fast Tracks, The Gift, Misery Guts, Driven Crazy, Chuck Finn, and Wild Kat. It was also seen on the movie The Devil Game and the miniseries Kings in Grass Castles.