MGM/UA Premiere Network

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Logo description and captures by Logophile

Background: MGM/UA Premiere Network was a syndicated movie package in the 1980s that aired movies from the MGM and United Artists libraries.

MGM/UA Premier Network (Leo)MGM/UA Premiere Network (filmreel)

Nickname: "Leo The Lion", "The Filmreel", "Gold Ribboning"

Logo: On a brown/black back ground is the MGM lion. It's like the 1984 logo minus the "DIAMOND JUBILEE" and "SIXTY YEARS OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT". Leo roars once. After that, the logo disappears and a golden filmreel appears and revolves. Then many circle outlines in rainbow colors expand from the middle of the filmreel. When they cover up the filmreel, then they disappear back into the middle. As it does this, it wipes the words


in white. Then it shows the preview for the movie.

FX/SFX: The lion, the filmreel.

Music/Sounds: The first roar of the 1960 roar track with a male announcer (Doug Paul) saying "Next on the MGM/UA Premiere Network..." and then goes on to explain about the movie being shown.

Music/Sounds Variant: There was another male announcer later on that started speaking before the lion roars.

Availability: It is extinct outside of old off-air recordings.

Editor's Note: None.