Good Machine Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Not to be confused with Good Machine.

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Good Machine Productions was an independent film production, film distribution, and foreign sales company started in the early 1990s by its co-founders and producers, Ted Hope and James Schamus. David Linde joined in the late 90s to start the international sales company. They sold the company to Vivendi Universal (then-owner of Universal Studios) in 2002, which merged it with USA Films and Universal Focus to create Focus Features. Along with the heads of production development and business affairs (Anthony Bregman, Anne Carey, and Diana Victor), they went on to form the company This is That.

(October 16, 1998-August 15, 2003)

Logo: Two red circles appear, one connected to other. The letters on them read "G" and "M". Then "GOOD MACHINE" fades in to the right, in two lines. The words are separated from the circles and from the third word below, which is "RELEASING" or "INTERNATIONAL".

Technique: Just the logo fading in, piece-by-piece.

Music/Sounds: Silent.

Availability: Rare. The "Releasing" version can be found on films such as Happiness (1998), and Grateful for Anything, while newer Special Edition DVDs and Blu-Rays replace this logo with the Focus Features or Universal ones. The "International" version was seen on old international releases of films such as In the Bedroom, The King is Alive, Talk to Her, and Storytelling. Strangely, this logo is not seen on their final film, 2003's Hulk.

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