Darren Star Productions

From Audio Visual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
Codyfinke2, Newave, SilverSword55, and Thisisanswer


Background

This is the production company of Darren Star.

1st Logo (July 8, 1992-March 30, 1998)

Nickname: "The Classic Testcard"

Logo: We see an old test card, with a drawing of a Indian on the top of the circle of the center. Under it, there is an orange oval, with the words "DARREN STAR", with "D" and "R" being larger. Under it, there is an horizontal line and below reads the word "PRODUCTIONS".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of Melrose Place.

Availability: Can be seen on the first six seasons of Melrose Place.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (September 13, 1995-June 28, 1996)

Nickname: "The Starfield"

Logo: On a starry background that zooms forwards, we see an abstract school bus yellow ring close up on the screen. It slowly zooms out and turns to the right as a black rectangle with a dark blue outline slides in from the left side of the screen and a darkblue rectangle slides in from the right side of the screen. The black rectangle has the dark blue text "DARREN STAR" while the dark blue rectangle has the cote-out text "PRODUCTIONS". The black rectangle goes through the ring, turning "STAR" school bus yellow. The brightest star in the background flashes.

FX/SFX: The ring turning and zooming out, the rectangles sliding in, the star flashing.

Music/Sounds: The theme of Central Park West that continues to the CBS Productions logo while original airings have the generic theme.

Availability: Can be only seen on Central Park West.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (June 6, 1998- )

Nickname: "Sticks"

Logo: On a black background, we see a still logo with 3 sticks (which look similar to the Screen Gems "Dancing Sticks" logo from 1963), one in white, one in dark teal, and one in Air Force blue, connected to look like an "X". Next to it is the text "darren star productions" in white.

Variant: Starting in 2017, the font was changed.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A cheery bell tune. In other cases, the ending theme would play over the logo.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Starting in 2012 with GCB, a new theme was introduced.
  • On the HD remaster of Sex and the City, the last note echoes into the remaster credits.

Availability: Current. Seen on Sex and the City, Kitchen Confidential, Miss Match, GCB, Younger, and Emily in Paris.

Editor's Note: None.

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