Background: Overseas Filmgroup was a Los Angeles based film company known in the 1990s. On January 2001 it was renamed as one of its subsidiaries and became First Look Media. In 2010, Millennium Films acquired the film library and all assets of First Look Media, thus being absorbed into the former.
1st Logo (Late 90s-2001)
Logo: We see a light blue, stylized F made of two triangles. The words FIRST LOOK PICTURES, each below the other, appear one after one. Below is the byline: "'A Division of Overse'as Filmgroup".
FX/SFX: The words appearing.
Variant: There is a variant with RELEASING below, shown on the trailer for Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
Availability: Extremely rare. Appears on Map of the World, Antonia's Line, and other films, but some international releases contain the Overseas logo.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (2001-2003)
Logo: We see light blinks on a small glass sphere. It zooms out and being cut in half, along with the distorted triangle to the left. The words "FIRST LOOK"with "MEDIA" appear below.
- There's a variant in which INTERNATIONAL appears in place of MEDIA. This version has the byline, "A Division of First Look Media" below.
- There is a version with PICTURES below. It also has the byline.
FX/SFX: The glass lens effects and lights, probably with some live action.
Music/Sounds: Soft chime bell sounds.
Availability: Can be seen on films by First Look Media. The "PICTURES" variant is rare and can be found on Doctor Sleep, Skins and Lawless Heart. This also plasters or (not often) precedes the Overseas Filmgroup logo on recent domestic prints of its films. Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (2003-2010) Logo: We see an image of a sea at sunrise with clouds moving. Then, the area around the screen darkens, and a bright flash occurs. We see an image of a green eye. The lens flare moves off to the right as "FIRST LOOK STUDIOS" fades in above and below, respectively.
Variant: There's a variant in which PICTURES appears in place of STUDIOS. This is usually seen on trailers.
FX/SFX: The sea, the clouds moving, the lens flaring.
Music/Sounds: A short piano tune that ends in a five-note orchestral fanfare.
Availability: Rather common. Can be seen on TV, Netflix airings, and DVDs of many films by First Look Studios, such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie for Theaters, Cool Dog, Meet Bill, Smiley Face, and Day Zero, among others. After Millennium acquired the company in 2010, all their productions and upcoming releases were released through the former and thus, this logo was retired. Scare Factor: None.