MGM/UA Premiere Network

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


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

Logo: On a brown/black background is the MGM lion. It's basically the 1984 logo, minus the text "DIAMOND JUBILEE" and "SIXTY YEARS OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT" text. 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 in 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 said his line before the lion roars.

Availability: Extinct outside of old off-air recordings.

Editor's Note: None.

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