Modern Entertainment (Sweden)

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Background: Initially known as "Kinnevik Media Properties, Ltd.", Modern Entertainment, Ltd. was the TV division of the Swedish media conglomerate, Modern Times Group AB, currently a Kinnevik AB company. Its main task was to distribute TV shows and movies, primarily sourced from the Vestron Pictures, New Visions Pictures, Continental Film Group, New Century Entertainment, Crown International, and Dino De Laurentiis libraries, among others. On August 1, 2005, Lions Gate Entertainment <a class="external" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">acquired the entire film library of Modern Entertainment</a> and the latter shut down afterwards.

Kinnevik Media Properties, Ltd.

1st (and possibly only) logo

Nickname: "The Kinnevik Tree"

Logo: On a gray-black gradient background, we see the fancy-looking yellow words "Kinnevik Media Properties Ltd." spinning towards the front of the screen and stops. At the same time, a red circle outline containing a stylized palm tree, appears below the words. The white words "DISTRIBUTED BY" would often appear above the screen when the background fades in.

FX/SFX: Typical '80s-'90s animation with the spinning words.

Music/Sounds: A whooshing sound with the words spinning and a synthesized crash when the circle outline appears. This music was also used for the MG Perin logo in the early 1990s. Sometimes it is silent or it would have the end theme playing over.

Availability: Possibly extinct. Appeared on cable and syndicated prints of movies from the Vestron library, such as Dirty Dancing, Paramedics, Howling III: The Marsupials, and Ghoulies. It was also found on a syndicated print of Defenseless, and was preserved on that film's respective DVD release, since it used an edited-for-television print of the movie.

Modern Entertainment

1st Logo

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Modern Entertainment Distribution (1993)

Nickname: "The MTG Electrical Tower"

Logo: On a space background, we see a red electrical tower shooting off electric sparks surrounded by a red circle. Below are the words "MODERN ENTERTAINMENT" in a red serif font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Some phasing and wind-blowing sounds.

Availability: Rare. Was seen on syndicated prints of Crown International films such as Hunk and Tomboy, which can be found on various streaming platforms. Used in tandem with the 2nd logo.

2nd Logo

Nickname: "The MTG Electrical Tower II"

: On a shooting space background, a red electrical tower surrounded by a circle zooms out. The tower is shown sparking. Then, the words "MODERN" and "ENTERTAINMENT" zoom-out to the bottom of the tower.

  • The text "Distributed by" is seen above the logo.
  • The byline "A MODERN TIMES GROUP COMPANY" fades in below in white on newer prints.

FX/SFX: The space background, the tower zooming out, the tower sparking, the name zooming out; decent CGI.

Music/Sounds: A low synth tune mixed with a somber four-note flute fanfare. Electrical sounds can be heard in the background.

Music/Sounds Variant: A low tone theme exists.

Availability: Uncommon. It is seen on the 2002 DVD release and Hulu's print of The Wraith (while some newer prints of the film replace it with the Lionsgate Films logo) and on older cable prints of Dirty Dancing and Breeders with the movie's end theme playing over. It can also be seen on the DVDs of Pelle the Conqueror (2004 20th Century Fox DVD), streaming prints of End of the Line (1987), The Gate (But not the 2009 Lionsgate DVD, though it's also intact on streaming prints) and Maximum Overdrive.