Closing Logo Group

Background: Warner Independent Pictures was a specialty arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment established in 2003 to produce and distribute independent film and documentary releases. After New Line Cinema became a subsidiary of Warner Bros., Time Warner shut down both WIP and New Line/HBO's own indie outfit, Picturehouse.

(July 2, 2004-September 26, 2008)[]

Nickname: "Abstract WI"

Logo: First, we see the WB shield logo. Then, after a second, the shield and the B fade out leaving the W. The W moves to the right until stopping in the middle of the screen. A red or gray light glows and forms a dot above the second stem of the W as "WARNER INDEPENDENT PICTURES" wipes in below with "INDEPENDENT" in red or gray. The byline "A TimeWarner Company" fades in seconds later.

FX/SFX: The fade out of the shield and the red light. Simple, but effective.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie, but in other cases, it used a majestic opening sounder.

Availability: Common. Can be seen on a lot of indie releases from Warner including March of the Penguins, A Scanner Darkly, and Towelhead.