This logo was introduced after the company's purchase by Transamerica Corporation.
In 1988, United Artists licensed the video releases for its more obscure titles to a small specialty video distributor called Wood Knapp Video. This deal lasted until 1995.
After 7 years of absence, the 1987 logo returned, but the text was changed to a different font. The print version of the logo was in use in tandem with the placeholder logo for the latter half of 2000 before being reintroduced onscreen in 2001.
This logo (used in films and online) was ultimately a placeholder logo for the reintroduction of the 1987 UA logo in 2001.
Until 2019, Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) remained the final film to be distributed by United Artists; with MGM being demoted to a co-distributor with Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and others, United Artists was no longer active as a distributor and remained solely as a production company.
- MGM Acquires Majority Stake in Mark Burnett’s Companies - The Hollywood Reporter, September 22, 2014
On February 5, 2019, MGM and Annapurna Pictures resurrected the United Artists brand to expand their US joint theatrical distribution venture, rebranding it as United Artists Releasing. The decision was made to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the studio's foundation. The company has a release slate of 10 to 14 films per year, including four to six films set for worldwide release from MGM, two to four low budget genre films from Orion Pictures (another revived MGM holding whose distribution team was absorbed into UA Releasing to bolster and accompany its existing staff), and three to five auteur-driven films from Annapurna. It also intends to work with third-party filmmakers and production companies to supplement its slate, offering content creators an alternative distribution option outside the studio system.
- Annapurna Pictures Promotes Sue Naegle to Chief Content Officer - The Wrap, January 23, 2019
- Megan Ellison’s Moment of Truth: Inside the Reboot of Annapurna Pictures - The Hollywood Reporter, February 21, 2019