The production studio behind Platoon and Silence of the Lambs unveiled a new visual identity.
“We want to continue building upon the impressive filmmaking legacy of Orion first and foremost, but also, this new iteration of Orion is becoming a more modern and future looking film studio,” says Alana Mayo, Orion Pictures President. “A place that is inclusive of a vastly broader spectrum of original, creative storytelling and storytellers. And one that cares about deeply engaging with and, hopefully, helping to define the next generation of cinematic culture.”
Founded in 1978 and currently headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Orion Pictures is an American movie production company owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM). It was acquired by MGM in 1997 and is part of their slew of production companies like Bigfish, United Artists, and Evolution.
Orion Pictures have both produced and released notable films in its 44 years in the business, including but not limited to: Amadeus in 1984, Platoon in 1986, Mississippi Burning in 1988, and most notably, Silence Of The Lambs in 1991, which won Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
The production company has also produced blockbuster films such as the first Terminator film and cult-classic comedies such as the Bill & Ted series. The production company relaunched again in 2020, with plans to produce films for smaller, underrepresented filmmakers such as filmmakers who are people of color and those part of the LGBT+ community.