Koch/Kearny Productions

Background: Koch/Kearny Productions was a production company ran by Stu Koch and Ed Kearny. The company was best known for producing the Junior Angels series of tapes and their work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. They originally followed in the footsteps of Kearny's father Bud, producing religious and family films. In 1998, Koch and Kearny were caught in a scandal involving embezzlement accusations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints; they put little of the money given by them toward the movie and refused to return it to them after this came to light, as well as accusations of underhanded negotiation tactics used by them against WinStar Communications to have them release one of their films through one of their distributors. Their productions were pulled out of print and both served two years in prison before getting released on bail. Kearny had been cut out of his family's will and lost the rights to what he worked on, while Stu Koch was shot to death following a bad deal with a loanshark.The intellectual property rights to Koch/Kearny's works lay in the hands of The Bud Kearny Estate, while distribution is held with Peter Rogers Organization.

1st Logo
(1990-1998)

Logo: On a blue background, we see two conjoined "K"s. Beneath that is the text "KOCH/KEARNY PRODUCTIONS".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Near extinction. Only appeared on the Junior Angels direct-to-video series. Even back then these tapes were hard to come by; reportedly, they were sent to Christian schools to be shown to their class. On Smile's prints of the series, the logo is deleted and replaced with the logos for Rising Star and Peter Rogers Organization.
2nd Logo
(1994)

Logo: On a white background, we see drawings of the heads of Stu Koch and Ed Kearny surrounded by holly. The company name is below both of their pictures.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the movie.

Availability: Extinct, possibly harder to come by than the last logo. Appeared on Lily's 21 Days of Christmas. Kearny ordered a minimal amount of VHS copies to be made for the film, while giving it a one-time airing on USA Network. As with the previous logo, it was deleted on newer prints of the film and replaced with the logo for The Bud Kearny Estate.

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