Lean-M (a.k.a. "Lean-M Producers Center") is a Russian-based television production company that was founded in 2000 by producers Timur Weinstein, Vyacheslav Murugov, and Oleg Osipov. On February 8, 2007, Sony Pictures Television acquired a 51% stake in Lean-M. On April 13, 2009, SPT acquired another 16%, and in 2010, SPT acquired the remainder.
Nickname: "Cardiogram line"
Logo: On a black background, we see a glowing orange cardiogram forming the handwritten name "ЛЕАН-М" ("Lean-M"). When complete, it stops shining and becomes solid white. At the same time, a two-colored Lean-M (2007)rectangle bar extends below, consisting of a gray part with black words "продюсерский центр" ("Producer center") and orange part with white "ЛЕАН - М". Then the logo shrinks horizontally.
FX/SFX: The cardiogram line.
Music/Sounds: An electric buzzing sound following with the contracting of the bar and the short music tune.
Availability: Common to rare, and seen on several Russian sitcom shows and movies. Although, many of them don't show the logo. Since 2010 the logo is moved from the opening to the closing credits and followed by SPTI logo.
Scare Factor: Minimal to low, due to the sudden noise and appearance.