Logo description by StephenCezar15 Logo capture by Eric S.
Background: The Peter Rodgers Organization (PRO) is a television syndication company, based in Hollywood, California. It distributes more than 2,000 films, dozens of documentaries and off network television series to global markets. PRO claims to hold the largest library of films of any non-studio distributor. It was founded in 1976 by Peter S. Rodgers, who left National Telefilm Associates to find this company. Since his death in 1988, his son Stephen Rodgers has served the CEO of this company, having done so since he was 25.
1st (and only) Logo (1998- )
Peter Rodgers Organization
Nicknames: "The Spinning Reel (of Doom)", " The Flipping Reel"
Logo: An object that looks like a film reel is rapidly spinning clockwise and zooming towards the screen on a white background. After it stops spinning, the object shifts up to make room for the company name "PETER RODGERS ORGANIZATION" with Peter Rodgers stacked on top of Organization and then "WORLDWIDE TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION" stacked below. The film reel appears to have brush strokes around it to emphasize that the logo spins. Also, three of the circles in the film reel are colored, in which one circle is green with a P in it, a red circle with an R in it, and a blue circle with an O in it.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The film reel spinning, the film reel shifting up to make room for the company name. Very cheap animation.
Music/Sounds: A sound effect of the film reel spinning (which sounds like helicopter rotor blades spinning) at a rapid rate, growing louder and louder as the logo gets closer to the screen, followed by a bass note when the logo stops spinning.
Music/Sounds Variants: •Sometimes, a synth build-up is heard, accompanied by a soft crash as the logo stops zooming. •Sometimes, it's silent.
Availability: Common. Thanks to its sizable library, it can be seen on programs that it distributes, such as The Rifleman, The Bill Cosby Show, and Movin' On.
Scare Factor: Medium to high, thanks to the V-of-Doom esque animation and the SFX gradually going louder and louder. Low to medium for the synth build-up variant. Low without any music.