JW Productions

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Logo description and capture by Logophile


Background: JW Productions is the second production company of producer Jerry Weintraub. The company has continued to produce projects like The Legend of Tarzan and Westworld, despite Weintraub's death in 2015.


(February 14, 1997- )

Logo: It begins with old black & white footage of a movie set, complete with cast and crew, camera and boom. The camera eases in slowly, then a black background with
an etching of "JW" with the letters conjoined, and "PRODUCTIONS" fades in. Then Jerry Weintraub's signature, in red, fades in, in front of the "JW". As it does this, "PRODUCTIONS" turns white.

Variants:
  • On The Karate Kid, the movie set footage is sepia-toned.
  • On Westworld (2016 HBO TV series), and on the March 15, 2000 airing of Vegas Vacation on CBS due to split screen credits, the logo is still.

FX/SFX: Live-action footage, along with the fading in of the logo and Mr. Weintraub's signature.

Music/Sounds: It begins with some violins, then it goes into a lush horn piece. Throughout the logo and the music, it begins with people talking, then as the logo fades in, a bell rings, then a sound of a clapboard and then the director says "Action!" when the signature fades in. It was silent on the Ocean's films and on The Karate Kid, the closing theme of the film was used

Availability: Seen on films produced by JW Productions. Notable films include Vegas Vacation, Soldier, The Avengers (1998 film), the Ocean's series, and The Karate Kid (2010 film).

Editor's Note: None.