It’s not every day that a film studio turns 100. Sony Pictures Entertainment has unveiled a new Columbia Pictures logo to mark its centennial year, starting January 10, 2024.
Watch: Sony Pictures revamps Columbia Pictures opening logo on 100th anniversary
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The logo features an enhanced glow to the torch carried by the iconic “Lady with the Torch,” symbolising a vibrant century of filmmaking.
Tom Rothman, Chairman & CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group, summed up the significance of the occasion, stating,
“There is one thing that separates a major studio from all other content producers: history. At Columbia, that history is reflected in the countless cultural talismans created by thousands of people over now 100 years. All of us at Columbia are proud of that legacy and honored to celebrate it.”
The yearlong celebration will be more than just a logo change. Sony Pictures has announced festival screenings, live concerts of prominent film scores, and curated home entertainment products to honour Columbia Pictures’ rich history.
A commemorative book by luxury publisher Assouline, featuring 100 iconic moments from Columbia Pictures, is also set to be released.
Founded on 10 January 1924 by Harry and Jack Cohn and their best friend Joe Brandt, Columbia Pictures emerged as an elite studio following the success of Frank Capra’s 1934 Oscar-sweeping film It Happened One Night.
The studio has since been responsible for a plethora of award-winning movies and pop culture phenomena, from Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner and Lawrence of Arabia to modern classics like Spider-Man and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
Columbia Pictures’ journey has been as colourful as its filmography. The studio has delivered blockbuster hits like Spider-Man: No Way Home, Columbia Pictures’ biggest blockbuster to date, and embraced diverse genres and stories.
It’s been a ride through comedies like Big Daddy, dramas like Finding Forrester, and even overcoming box-office disappointments like Ishtar in 1987.
As Columbia Pictures steps into its next century, the new logo will premiere before upcoming 2024 releases like Madame Web, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, and a new Karate Kid movie.