Fred Silvermans Companies
Written and Compiled by Nicholas Aczel
Fred Silvermans InterMedia
What Is This? Not to be confused with a current film distributor also called Intermedia (The Quiet American, Iris, Adaptation), this is Silvermans original vanity, which changed its name to The Fred Silverman Company in 1987. Since many of Silvermans shows during this era were not big hits, this logo is very hard to find.
Logo: On a black background, we see big rainbow-colored words InterMedia with an underline stretching across and smaller words written below it Intermedia Entertainment Company:
Intermedia Entertainment Company
FX: There is no animation.
Cheesy Factor: Nitpicking maybe, but how hard could it be to make this logo? No animation, no music, it just sits there! Try a bit harder next time.
Music: None, the end theme finished over it.
Availability: Extremely Rare, but survives on the first season of Matlock.
Scare Factor: Not that scary, nothing surprising eitherthe follow-up logo would be just a LITTLE BIT more interesting, though.
The Fred Silverman Company
Logo: On a black background, some stylized pink letters fade in, which are Fred Silvermans initials FS as reflected ala a mirror effect in four different directions: left, right, below left, and below right. The words THE FRED SILVERMAN COMPANY appear on the logo. The end result approximates this:
THE FRED SILVERMAN COMPANY
FX: Just the logo and words appearing.
Cheesy Factor: Slightly better but thats not saying much; this logo and its formation SFX are STILL too plain, not to mention quite ugly.
Music: The end theme of a show.
Availability: Intact on Matlock, In The Heat of the Night, and Diagnosis Murder reruns.
Scare Factor: The ugliness combined with dramatic end themes may be a bit of a shock, but nothing nightmare-inducing.
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