- Not to be confused with TriStar Pictures Productions.
Tri-Star Pictures was originally founded in 1982 as a briefly-unnamed joint venture between Columbia Pictures, HBO, and CBS. It was later officially named under its original name on May 16, 1983, but did not start using a logo until 1984.
Tri-Star Pictures was renamed as TriStar Pictures in 1991, with the hyphen removed from its name. This logo was only used either at the endings or trailers of films released by the studio.
This was only used as an early closing logo.