Regency Enterprises is a Los Angeles-based motion picture production company formed by Arnon Milchan and Joseph P. Grace. It was founded in 1982 as Embassy International Pictures, but the company name changed to avoid confusion with Norman Lear and Jerry Perenchio's Embassy Pictures' global division Embassy Pictures International. Its films were distributed by Warner Bros. until 1998, and by 20th Century Fox from 1999 onward.
(July 20, 1994-December 25, 2015)
Nicknames: "Northern Lights", "R2", "The Haze", "Renegade R", "The Powerade Logo"
Logo: Over a black background, a light draws a stylized light blue "R". As we pan out, the glowing from the "R" stops, and "REGENCY" turns toward us under the "R". The logo shines.
Variant: Starting with 12 Years a Slave, the logo has an enhanced look where the light is purple, and the "R" and "REGENCY" text are a lighter shade of blue.
FX/SFX: The light effects. Good animation.
Music/Sounds: Originally it was silent, but on current and recent releases, an orchestra tune with a flute plays when the "R" is drawn. The music was composed by Danny Elfman and was based on the main-title credits for the 1993 movie Sommersby.
Availability: Common. It's seen on any film produced by Regency since 1994 onward. Also appeared on licensed games, such as Fight Club. The last film to use this logo was The Revenant.
Scare Factor: None.
(May 11, 2016-)
Logo: We see the top of the R forming and it zooms down showing both the rest of the top and the bottom form and the logo zooms out to show the R, similar to the last logo, but silver color fills in, and on an aquamarine background, the text REGENGY in Blair appears from right to left in the same color.
Variant: On trailers and TV spots, it is still.
FX/SFX: Amazing CGI!
- The still variant uses the music from the trailer/TV Spot.
Availability: Brand new. First appeared on the trailers & TV Spots for Assassin's Creed and Rules Don't Apply. The fully animated version debuted on Rules Don't Apply.
Scare Factor: None to low, you may get some first time jitters expecting the last logo and winding up with this, but it is harmless and a nice successor to the previous logo.