United Artists Releasing

From Audiovisual Identity Database


United Artists Releasing is a film distribution joint venture between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Annapurna Pictures. Originally named Mirror Releasing, LLC when it was formed on December 2017, the current name would be adopted on February 5, 2019, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the United Artists studio.

The label distributes movies from the two companies, alongside products from fellow MGM subsidiaries Orion Pictures, Orion Classics (since February 2019 for both) and American International Pictures (since its relaunch in October 2020) in the United States. It also acts as a distribution label in countries when MGM has existing distribution arrangements outside of their international deal with Universal Pictures such as SF Studios in the Nordics, Eagle Pictures in Italy, Gulf Film in the Middle East, Forum Film in Israel & Central Europe and NOS Audiovisuais in Portugal. Most MGM titles when Universal doesn't distribute them internationally would go to these partners in those regions as well as independent distributors such as Imagem Filmes in Brazil and Mexico among others.

(April 12, 2019- )

Nicknames: "Segmented UA", "Bland UA"

Logo: On a black background, we see a white "U" with an "A" made of segmented lines behind it; overall, it looks rather similar to the 2000 logo of the original UA. "UNITED ARTISTS" is below, with "RELEASING" in a spaced-out font beneath it.

Variant: On On the Count of Three, the logo is inverted.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Current. This was first seen at the end of Missing Link, and also appears at the end of The Addams Family, Child's Play (2019), Gretel & Hansel, Valley Girl (2020), Wrath of Man, Respect, The Addams Family 2, No Time to Die, House of Gucci, and Licorice Pizza. This might have been seen on theatrical and TV prints of The Hustle, Booksmart, and Where'd You Go, Bernadette, but home media releases show no evidence.

Editor's Note: The "A" in the logo may be a simplified reference to the Annapurna Pictures logo.

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