FanFare Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Wellmart3, Operaghost, SuperMax124 and TheRealMarcel2000

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LTSC1980, SuperMax124 and TheRealMarcel2000

Video captures courtesy of
Broken Saw and LogicSmash


FanFare Productions is the production company of Jamie Tarses, a television producer and studio executive who served as the president of ABC from 1996 to 1999, the first woman and one of the youngest people to hold such a post in an American broadcast network. Her brother Matt, also owns a production company, Two Soups Productions. The company is under an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. Tarses had a stroke in the fall of 2020, spent time in a coma and died in Los Angeles on February 1, 2021, at age 56, from what a family spokesperson called "complications of a cardiac event". On January 12, 2022, it was announced that the company would carry on by being run by Tarses' executive McCrae Dunlap (who had previously steered the company while Tarses was hospitalized and following her death) with Kapital Entertainment and the support of Tarses’ family taking stake.

(June 16, 2009-)

Logo: On a red background with a carpet texture, we see a framed photo of a castle to the left. Then, a trumpet comes out with a turquoise flag on it, which reads "FANFARE" on it. The photo is tilted when the trumpet pops out.


  • A still version exists.
  • The logo sometimes shares the screen with other logos, sometimes also still.

Technique: CGI by Chargefield and produced by DECOSTA.

Music/Sounds: The sound of a kid mocking a "Ta-da!". Sometimes, the closing theme is used instead or it's silent.

Availability: Common. It was seen on shows that were produced by Tarses in her lifetime, with Hawthorne being the first show to use this logo. It also appears on Mad Love, the failed pilot of Eva Adams, Happy Endings, Franklin & Bash, Men at Work, Made in Jersey, Marry Me, Your Family or Mine, The Mayor, Champaign ILL, and The Wilds.

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