Stage 6 Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Shadeed A. Kelly and EnormousRat

Captures by
EnormousRat

Video captures courtesy of
Eric. S, WorldIntroHD, and TakingofPelhamify (TheUnknownLogoFan)

Background

Stage 6 Films is a low budget and direct-to-DVD company for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group formed in fall 2007 and headquartered at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. Some of their films are also released theatrically.

1st Logo (January 22, 2008-October 6, 2009)

Logo: On a black background, we see "STAGE 6" in white lettering, with a white cut-out box on the number "6". Above the logo is a cumulus cloud. The background flickers from black to white with the logo in black. The logo flickers more until we see the word "FILMS", in a smaller font, fade in under the "6".

FX/SFX: Simple 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: Music for the movie's intro or the sound of a projector.

Availability: Common. Seen on such films like Three Can Play That Game, Zombie Strippers, Missionary Man, and Starship Troopers 3: Maruder, among others.

2nd Logo (October 19, 2009-)

Logo: Over a dark cloudy background, the relief word "STAGE", in Bank Gothic MD BT font, is revealed and the logo moves back. The white carving of "STAGE" appears on the left black side of the surface, as the number "6" appears in black on the right and light side.

Bylines:

  • August 17, 2012-July 22, 2014: "a SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT company"
  • June 5, 2015-November 7, 2017: "a SONY company"
  • January 5, 2018-: "a Sony Company"

Variants:

  • There is a color variant.
  • Starting with Insidious: The Last Key, the word "FILMS" appears next to the 6, plus the camera ends at a different angle. The byline, which is slightly altered, is shifted to the left slightly.
  • Starting with Greyhound, the Sony logo now transitions to this logo. Starting with Umma, the 2021 Sony logo transitions to this logo.
  • On The Front Runner, the logo appears in an 80's-like style.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh followed by a soft bell and piano tune. Sometimes the opening theme of the movie is used.

Availability: Common. First seen on Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day. It's seen on some films produced by the company such as 2 Guns, Colombiana, Robot & Frank, and Don't Breathe series, and the Sony variant appears on the aforementioned title. This logo plasters the 2011 Paramount logo on Netflix and international prints of Arrival. The 2013 color version of the logo plasters on the U.S. release of Bel Ami (2012).