Propaganda Films was formed in 1983 by Steve Golin and Joni Sighvatsson that originally produced music videos. However, Propaganda didn't produce a movie until 1988 and didn't use a logo until 1990. Propaganda Films was acquired by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in 1991.
(August 17, 1990-October 29, 1999)
Nickname: "What's This?"
Logo: On a black background, there is a white outlined box that features a black & white picture of a boy with glasses wearing an old-style hat on the right side of the picture. Behind him is a city where it also has four airplanes flying in the air with four searchlights. On the bottom, we see the words:
in black lettering inside a white box to represent a cote-out. There is a thick black line in between that separates the names. The letters "'R'" and "N" in the word, "PROPAGANDA" are turned backwards. The word "FILMS" is spaced out to fit the width of "PЯOPAGAИDA".
- An in-credit version can be seen in Paula Abdul: Under My Spell Tour on VHS and Laserdisc.
- At the end of Bon Jovi: Live In London, the colored European version of the logo appears with "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" below.
Availability: Uncommon. It has been seen on various films produced and/or distributed by Propaganda Films from 1990 to 1999, such as Kalifornia, Sleepers, and the first two Candyman films, among others. Was also known to appear on their releases of live concerts, such as the ones described in the Variants section.
Editor's Note: None.