Focus Features is the current indie/art house film subsidiary of Universal Pictures, which was formed in 2002 by the merging of USA Films, Universal Focus and Good Machine, and specializes in independent and foreign films.
1st Logo (Early 2002)
Logo: On a black background, one by one, we see a light revealing each of the five letters of the text "F O C U S", with the "O" blurred out a bit, and under it is "FEATURES", all in white. The light emits a shadow behind the logo of what it just revealed.
FX/SFX: The light revealing the logo.
Availability: Can be seen on very early Focus Features movies like the subtitled print of the French film 8 Women.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo (2002 - present)
Nickname: "The Particles", "Focus Zoom"
Logo: We see some yellow, green and blue circles zooming in and out very slow, then the text, in the same style as before but in yellow, reveals in gradiently.
Byline: In 2015, the small byline "A C O M C A S T C O M P A N Y" is added under "F E A T U R E S". This was first seen on the trailer for Suffragette.
- For international releases, the line and the word "INTERNATIONAL" is added under "F E A T U R E S."
- On Holywoodland, the logo starts as normal, but turns sepia after the while.
- On Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, it was tinted in purplish-brown.
- On the American release of The World's End, the logo is slowed down in order to plaster the Universal Pictures logo.
- Sometimes, it has the still shot of the logo.
- Sometimes, it used the white print logo.
FX/SFX/Trivia: This logo was created at DevaStudios, Inc.
Music/Sounds: Sometimes, it has the children laughing & birds twittering (Which sometimes used) accompanied by two long string notes. Usualy, it is silent, or the opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Can be seen on films by Focus Features, like Brokeback Mountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Blockparty. It was also on Dan in Real Life, despite it was co-produced with Touchstone Pictures.
Scare Factor: None.