CBS FilmsThis is a featured page

Logo descriptions by EnormousRat and indycar
Logo captures by EnormousRat
Editions by Donny Pearson, Shadeed A. Kelly, Nathan B. and indycar
Video capture courtesy of EnormousRat and sanbell

Background: After Viacom and CBS Corporation split in 2006, the latter company formed CBS Films to produce and distribute films. The first film from the studio was Extraordinary Measures, released on January 22, 2010. Originally, CBS Films released their films on their own (its predecessors had different studios release their films). Starting in 2015, Lionsgate Films began to distribute the studio's films in the United States (Lionsgate Home Entertainment will also distribute the films on home media for CBS Home Entertainment).

Note: Not to be confused with the "old" CBS Films (later known as "CBS Enterprises" in 1968 and "Viacom" in 1971, now "CBS Television Studios"), the former syndication division of the CBS Television Network.

1st Logo
(January 22, 2010-March 4, 2011)
CBS Films  (2009)CBS Films (2009)CBS Films (2009) - ClosingCBS Films (2009)

Logo: We see a filmstrip that starts to move. Then, we zoom out, go around like a roller coaster and we zoom away so that all the filmstrips form the CBS corporate Eyemark logo. As the circle of the CBS eye shines, the seven letters zoom out to form the words "CBS FILMS" with "CBS" to the left of the eye and "FILMS" to the right, all in sky blue color. Some circles move out from the eye and the center of the eye turns blue.

Trivia: This logo was made by Prologue.

  • On a vivid blue background, we see the entire CBS Films logo off-centered right, all in sky blue color. Some circles move out from the eye.
  • In a trailer for Beastly, the logo was still on black background.
  • The closing version is silver.

FX/SFX: The rolling filmstrip, the light effects and the zooming letters that looks similar to the Sony Pictures Entertainment-based logos. Very nice animation.

Music/Sounds: An light orchestral fanfare composed by James Horner, composer of the CBS News Productions theme music and the 2009 CBS Television Studios logo theme music.

Availability: Seen on
Extraordinary Measures, The Back-Up Plan, Faster, The Mechanic and Beastly. The black background variant is seen on the trailer for the latter.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
(February 3, 2012-)
CBS Films (2012)CBS Films closing logo

ogo: On a grey background, many copies of the word "CBS" zoom out. It then slides to the side to reveal "FILMS".

Closing Variant: The logo is white, with "CBS" appearing slightly more dark, and is on a black background. The logo looks less detailed.

FX/SFX: The logo zooming and expanding and the light.

Cheesy Factor:The logo looks basic compared to the previous logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the film.

Availability: Seen on current releases from the studio, starting with The Woman in Black.

Scare Factor: Low.

Latest page update: made by indycar , Oct 13 2015, 7:53 PM EDT (about this update About This Update indycar This to differentiate the two CBS Films pages and the current company with that name can be identified as the logo describes it, as in without the "Inc." - indycar

No content added or deleted.

- complete history)
More Info: links to this page
There are no threads for this page.  Be the first to start a new thread.

Related Content

  (what's this?Related ContentThanks to keyword tags, links to related pages and threads are added to the bottom of your pages. Up to 15 links are shown, determined by matching tags and by how recently the content was updated; keeping the most current at the top. Share your feedback on WikiFoundry Central.)