True Jack Productions

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
ForrestLesek and LogoFan121092


Compiled by
EnormousRat and SuperMax124


Editions by
CuriousGeorge60, HiddenResearcher and CNViewer2006


Background

This is the production company of Jason Katims. It was originally called Jason Katims Productions. The company name comes from Katims' beloved family dog, Jack.

Jason Katims Productions

(October 6, 1999-May 14, 2002)

Logo: We see old footage of a table with work papers, a cup of coffee, and a napkin saying "JASoN KAtiMs PRoDuctioNS". There are two hands (most likely those of Katims himself), one of them is holding a pen and tapping it on the table. The left hand, which is holding the pen, draws a straight line on the napkin between Katims' name and "PRoDuctioNS".

Trivia: Judging from the lighting, the logo looks like it takes place during the early morning.

Variants:

  • The logo would come in either the standard 4:3 version (seen on full-screen prints) or the widescreen 16:9 version.
  • On 4:3 prints of early season 1 episodes of Roswell, the logo is videotaped.

FX/SFX: Live-action with an old film effect.

Music/Sounds: A short violin ditty combined with tapping and drawing sounds, sometimes shortened. When The WB (now the CW) aired Roswell, the generic network jingle/announcements plays over it.

Availability: Seen on Roswell.

Editor's Note: None.

True Jack Productions

1st Logo (March 2, 2010-January 22, 2013)

Logo: On a background of rolling green grass and a cloudy blue sky, we see a long-haired brown dog (likely that of Katims' dog Jack) glancing to the left as he then turns to face us. Over the dog's head are the stacked words "TRUE JACK PRODUCTIONS" with a dark gradient going underneath it below.

FX/SFX: It's all live-action.

Music/Sounds: A four-note calypso-like chime sound ending with two squeak sounds.

Availability: Seen on the first four seasons of Parenthood (the 2010 series).

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (September 26, 2013-)

Logo: On a white background, there is a black-and-white ocean with a black border around it, as a black dog runs against it. The picture then freezes as the text "TRUE JACK PRODUCTIONS" zooms in below.

Trivia: The picture is actually that of Jason Katims' dog Jack and his daughter Phoebe joyfully running together on the beach; although Phoebe is edited out. According to Katims, the photo was one that he always loved, and Phoebe was excited about using the image, until she realized that she had been completely edited out, which is something that Katims still hasn't forgiven her for.

Variants:

  • On Almost Family, the logo appears zoomed out (revealing more of the background as a result) and shares the screen with the EndemolShine North America logo below. The animation also cuts off early.
  • On Away, it is the same as above, albeit still and shares the screen with the 6th & Idaho logo below.

FX/SFX: The ocean and the dog running.

Music/Sounds: A relaxing guitar tune followed by two dog barks. On Almost Family and Away, none.

Availability: First seen on the last two seasons of Parenthood and later appeared on The Path, About a Boy, Pure Genius, Rise, Almost Family, and Away. It's expected to appear on the upcoming series As We See It.

Editor's Note: None.

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