Background: Escape Artists is a motion picture studio formed in 2001 when Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal's Black & Blu merged with The Steve Tisch Company. The company's first production was A Knight's Tale, starring the late Heath Ledger, but no on-screen logo was used until 2005, when The Weather Man was released.
1st Logo (October 28, 2005-August 8, 2012)
Logo: On a black background, a silhouette of a running man shines itself in with light beaming towards the screen and eases back slightly. As it does this, a blue eye beams itself in as the man rests on the pupil. As the light begins to die down the word "ESCAPE" fades in below and each letter scrolls left and right respectively. As it shines, "ARTISTS" in a thin white font fades in below. The light from the eye still shines a bit during the rest of the animation.
Variant: On Hope Springs, the logo is shortened, fading in as the eye appears.
FX/SFX: The running man, the eye, the beaming lights, the appearance of the company name.
Music/Sounds: A somber-sounding synth theme. The movie's opening theme is also used. Hope Springs has a sad piano tune.
Availability: Seen on The Weather Man, Seven Pounds, Knowing, The Taking of Pelham 123 and The Back-Up Plan. Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (July 18, 2014-) Logo: TBA.
FX/SFX: The labyrinth, done in very cool animation.
Availability: First seen on Sex Tape. Scare Factor: None.