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Legion M

The World's First Fan-Owned Entertainment Company - Round Ends 4/29!

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says, "Great idea, strong team, positive momentum and traction."
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says, "Focus on distribution, which will be a critical factor for success. Having an in-build community of fans as investors is a novel idea but find additional ways to harness that community to amplify reach."

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Face Masks Featuring Jay & Silent Bob, Mandy, Alien, and More Available From Legion M
July 28, 2020
Fan-owned entertainment company Legion M has launched a special pop culture-themed face mask program, with 100% of its net proceeds going to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals. Since March 18th, The [...]
Joe Manganiello Might Be an Interdimensional Super Hero in the Threatening Trailer for Archenemy
July 26, 2020
A special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving. A good trailer doesn't have to communicate the story of a film. Sometimes, just capturing a mood is enough. And, boy, does have a mood.
Joe Manganiello Is Interdimensional Superhero Max Fist in 'Archenemy' Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)
July 24, 2020
In " Archenemy," Joe Manganiello plays Max Fist, who claims he's a hero from another dimension who has somehow landed on Earth and been stripped of his powers. In other superhero movies, that might be the start of a rousing and upbeat redemption arc.
Why you should be excited about Joe Manganiello's Archenemy
July 24, 2020
SpectreVision/Legion M Archenemy writer-director Adam Egypt Mortimer is a guy whose name you'll probably be hearing a lot more often in coming years.
Film News Roundup: Santa Barbara Film Festival Shifts Back Two Months Following Oscar Delay
June 18, 2020
In today's film news roundup, the Santa Barbara Film Festival moves back, Legion M is backing "Save Yourselves!," Gravitas buys "Odd Man Rush," a Tiny Tim documentary finds a home and The Creative Coalition is backing films about obesity.
Horror Highlights: Josie Cotton's INVASION OF THE B-GIRLS, SCREAMING FOR PLEASURE, Tiffani Fest Q&A, THE SCAREDY CATS HORROR SHOW, and More - Daily Dead
April 30, 2020
We're back with another jam-packed edition of Horror Highlights! In today's installment, we give you a preview of Josie Cotton's upcoming album Invasion of the B-Girls, there's an exclusive Q&A with Tiffani Fest, and we have details on a new book called Screaming for Pleasure, a new horror podcast called The Scaredy Cats Horror Show, a [...]
These Pop Culture-Themed Face Masks Are Supporting The Actors Fund
April 27, 2020
You can practice safe physical distancing, rock a cool protective face mask and help support hard workers in the entertainment industry economically affected by COVID-19. Here's how! Fan-owned entertainment company Legion M has launched a special pop culture-themed face mask program, with 100% of its net proceeds going to The Actors Fund , a national human services organization that provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals.
Legion M Selling Nerd Face Masks For A Good Cause - Nerd News Social
April 25, 2020
We talk about Legion M a lot, and in fact, we've talked about them a couple of times in the last two weeks, but the reason we are talking about them now, is pretty awesome. In an effort to provide an item many people need to keep safe, but also raise funds for a good cause, Legion M will be selling nerd themed face masks!
Legion M Teams With The Actors Fund to Combat COVID-19 - Pop Culture Hall
April 24, 2020
The world's first fan-owned entertainment company, Legion M is offering stylish face masks in a variety of options from popular franchises such Alien, Hannibal and Jay and Silent Bob. Retailing for $14.95 each, Legion M has pledged to donate 100 percent of its net sales to .
The Ultimate Geeky Gift Guide For The 2019 Holidays
April 13, 2020
For fans of comics, fantasy, horror/sci-fi and pop culture, the cup runneth over with great gift ideas. Here are a few unusual and affordable items for geeks of all ages and interests that caught my eye this year. List prices are for reference. Good shoppers know where to find the bargains.
April 13, 2020
James Gavsie Interviews Legion M COO, Terri Lubaroff
April 13, 2020
Legion M is an entertainment company like no other. Using data and information gathered from their literal 'Legion' of investors and members Legion M has been able to make some big as well as very smart moves to position themselves as a definite player within the entertainment industry.
A Startup Gives Fans The Power To Invest In Films
April 13, 2020
The entertainment startup Legion M is taking fan power to another level and giving them the opportunity to financially invest in film, TV and digital projects. The founders are based in Emeryville, and making big changes in Hollywood. Social media has made it easier for film and TV fans to give their opinions to studios on what they like and want.
Legion M's Terri Lubaroff on Mandy, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, and How "Fan-Owned" Entertainment Works
April 13, 2020
Legion M, the fan-owned creative studio with movie, TV, and comics projects in development, is probably best known for their investment in Mandy, last year's instant cult classic starring Nicolas Cage. They are also putting some of their muscle behind Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and were [...]
Memory: The Origins of Alien movie review (2019) | Roger Ebert
April 13, 2020
A great documentary considering every possible aspect of a great movie.
WIRE Buzz: Willow pilot gets a script; The Emperor's Blades recruits Weta Workshop; more
December 17, 2019
For a while now, buzz has been wisping around the possibility that Disney could revive Willow - that other 1980s Lucasfilm franchise whose name isn't Indiana Jones or Star Wars. Now it appears a small-screen version is one step closer from bringing that fantasy to reality.
Lord of the Rings Co-Producer to Bring The Emperor's Blades Novels to TV
December 17, 2019
The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne fantasy series by Brian Staveley is being developed into a television show. The series will be titled The Emperor's Blades after the first novel in the trilogy.
'The Emperor's Blades': Legion M Acquires Brian Staveley Novels, Weta Workshop On Board
December 16, 2019
Legion M has acquired Brian Staveley's bestselling fantasy epic The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne and brought Weta Workshop aboard to begin the visual concept work for a one-hour fantasy drama series that will share the title of the bookshelf trilogy's first entry: The Emperor's Blades.
Film News Roundup: Joaquin Phoenix Honored by Palm Springs Film Festival
November 15, 2019
In today's film news roundup, Joaquin Phoenix is honored for "Joker"; Legion M backs Joe Manganiello's "Archenemy"; sales have launched on "Lev Yashin: The Dream Goalkeeper"; Warner Bros. shuffles execs and Universal launches a first-of-its-kind animation writing program. HONOR Joaquin Phoenix has been selected as the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's chairman's award for his performance in "Joker."
Legion M's 5th Crowdfunding Round Scheduled to Close Next Week, $9 Million Raised Over Time
October 31, 2019
In less than 7 days, Legion M will close its 5th crowdfunding round currently hosted on Wefunder under the Reg A+ exemption. According to the campaign page, Legion M has raised $4.86 million from 15,792 investors but a not from the company indicates that lifetime investments now stand around $9 million with almost 20,000 investors backing the company.
Legion M, 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' redefine the Hollywood process
October 29, 2019
Legion M is the first fan-owned entertainment company with the hope to put more power in their hands and create more films like the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot in the process! To say that the movie-going experience has changed in the last decade would be a gross understatement.
A Fan Owned Entertainment Studio - Legion M · INDIE Shooter
October 23, 2019
Ever wondered what would happen if fans owned motion picture companies and movie studios? At the 2019 LA ComicCon I sat down with Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison, cofounders of Legion M. They are the world's first entertainment studio that allows fans to invest in and be part of the creation of new movies, television ...
Innerworkings Memory The Origins Of Alien
October 9, 2019
New Podcast series that looks at this amazing documentary with Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison of Legion M plus filmmaker Ryan Graff
Review: What made Ridley Scott's 'Alien' a sci-fi game changer? The documentary 'Memory' has the answer
October 3, 2019
Sure, in space, no one can hear you scream. But "Memory: The Origins of 'Alien,'" a well-mounted peek behind the scenes of Ridley Scott's 1979 science-fiction masterpiece, is more interested in what you can see, as well as what you cannot unsee.
Memory: Alien doc exclusive clip reveals screenwriter's original vision
September 24, 2019
In the summer of 1979, the world was changed forever when a parasitic life-form pushed its way out of John Hurt's chest and began to terrorize (and kill) the rest of the crew members aboard the Nostromo. Today, it's hard to imagine a world without the ever-present Alien franchise, but it wasn't always that way.
The Making of Alien Documentary Gets a True Making of Poster
September 11, 2019
Everything about Alien is iconic. That goes for the alien itself; the movie's scares, like the chest-burster; the lead performance by Sigourney Weaver; and even its simplistic poster and tagline: "In space no one can hear you scream." It's all so well known that it's not an easy task to try and be in the same league, let alone match it.
Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece Alien bursts open in rare documentary footage
September 1, 2019
While the chestburster scene in director Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien still haunts me, it's because of 's originality and complex creatures that I grew up loving horror films. Now fans like me can continue to celebrate the movie's 40th anniversary with a new documentary called Memory: The Origins of Alien.
You Can Now Purchase an Official Replica of Nicolas Cage's Badass Axe from 'Mandy' - Bloody Disgusting
August 16, 2019
Panos Cosmatos' Mandy has spawned all kinds of fan art and merch since its release last year, including a fan-made 16-bit video game and even a Cheddar Goblin Halloween mask. But what about that badass axe Nicolas Cage 's character hand-makes and uses to do some killing?
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes imprint their legacy at Theatre Box San Diego
July 21, 2019
It was a light-hearted and heart-warming evening on Friday as Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes stopped by Theatre Box San Diego to permanently make their mark on the city. The film legends, best known for their roles as Jay and Silent Bob in the Smith's directorial debut Clerks, were invited to a handprint ceremony in downtown San Diego to honor their cinematic achievements.
Features: At Legion M, Having Fun Is Good Business | The Pop Insider
July 19, 2019
T here's a new company on the block, and it means business - fun, fan-fueled business, that is. Since launching in 2016, Legion M has been harnessing the collective power and energy of its fans to push a diverse range of projects and change the face of entertainment as we know it.
Feature: Remembering the Late, Great Stan Lee | The Pop Insider
July 18, 2019
O n Jan. 30, the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles was packed with stars - Kevin Smith, Mark Hamill, Laurence Fishburne, Seth Green, and Phil Lord were only some of the Hollywood heavy-hitters in the audience, but this A-list gathering wasn't for a movie premiere or a handprint ceremony.
Legion M President, Jeff Annison Talks about All the SDCC 2019 Festivities | FanboyNation Magazine
July 17, 2019
Legion M is the only fan owned film studio that brings forth all the desires of fandom while allowing their members to be apart of the decision making process. We spoke with Jeff Annison, President of Legion M while on his way down to San Diego, for the greatest Comic-Con adventure of the years.
'Memory: The Origins of Alien' Documentary Acquired By Screen Media & Legion M
April 26, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Media and Legion M have acquired North American rights to Alexandre O. Philippe's documentary feature Memory: The Origins of Alien, an exploration of the classic sci-fi film Alien. The companies release the film in theaters this summer, timed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alien 's theatrical release.
Exclusive: Alien-centric doc coming to the masses thanks to Legion M and Screen Media
April 26, 2019
Cover your mouth and watch out for pulsating eggs, because Legion M and Screen Media have acquired the North American distribution rights to Memory: The Origins of Alien, SYFY WIRE has exclusively learned.
'LEGION M' GIVES FANS A VOICE IN HOLLYWOOD! [Wondercon Exclusive]
April 5, 2019
Now a days passionate movie buffs and opinionated "geeks' alike have really taken charge on the internet. There isn't any fooling the casual fan anymore, and almost no fan boy or girl just settles for anything less than what they feel they deserve.
A Chat With Fan-Owned Entertainment Company Legion M
March 31, 2019
So have you heard of Legion M? If not, you must have at least seen their logo. It's the big red M with the bar on top. They are the fan-owned company that connects the audience with the creators by getting them to literally invest in projects.
Legion M is the world's first fan-owned entertainment company
March 15, 2019
Streaming companies like Hulu and Netflix have Hollywood trying to figure out their next move in getting viewers to get out to movie theaters. Legion M is a company that thinks if fans have equity in the project, then maybe they will be more motivated than the average moviegoer.
Exclusive: Legion M's first self-published comic book needs your help developing the film
March 12, 2019
Last year, Legion M - the innovative fan-owned entertainment company behind Kevin Smith's upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot - announced its first self-published comic book, Girl With No Name, as well as a feature film adaptation.
'Evermor': Legion M Recruits 'Hellboy' Writer Andrew Cosby For Steampunk TV Project
February 21, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Legion M has recruited Hellboy screenwriter Andrew Cosby to take on the showrunner role for , a planned steampunk TV series aimed at family audiences and partly inspired by Dr. Evermor's Sculpture Park, an eccentric tourist attraction off of Highway 12 in south Wisconsin.
Watch the Trailer for THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL, Coming to Theaters & VOD Platforms on March 29th - Daily Dead
February 19, 2019
Featuring eight segments of horror based on frightening folklore from countries around the world, The Field Guide to Evil is coming to theaters and VOD on March 29th, and you can now watch the new trailer for the eclectic horror anthology. Read the official press release for additional details on The Field Guide to Evil, ...
Legion M's Scout Platform Puts Movie Fans In Control At Sundance
January 30, 2019
Legion M, the entertainment company owned by fans, is using a secret weapon to find the films they should be backing - Sundance Film Festival attendees. Using the 'wisdom of the crowd' mentality, they're launching Scout, a platform that allows movie lovers to rate the movies they see, from the film itself to buzz and audience reaction.
Development: Ghostbusters and Morbius release dates; Jay and Silent Bob strike deal; no Netflix for Extreme Universe
January 27, 2019
For all we don't know yet about the just-announced Ghostbusters reboot from Jason Reitman, we may have just learned from Reitman himself when we can expect to get slimed. In a cryptic tweet, Reitman revealed the movie's release date (confirmed by ), shooting out a short but sweet tease that the film's not much more than a year away from the big screen.
Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Picked Up By Saban Films, Plot Revealed
January 25, 2019
Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot has been picked up by Saban Films, and stars Jason Mewes and Smith have revealed official plot details. Instantly recognizable to many as the team that originated 25 years ago in Smith's debut film Clerks , the last time that Jay and Silent Bob starred together in their very own feature film was back in 2001 with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Mark Hamill, 'Spider-Verse' team, more to honor Stan Lee at tribute event
January 24, 2019
More than two months after the death of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, fans and celebrities alike will gather to...
A fan-owned film company wants to make original stories the next big movie craze
October 21, 2018
On a Friday evening in October, a lively group of 40 or so people gathered on the lower level of Manhattan's Javits Center for a New York Comic Con panel. Matching red and black hats, t-shirts, and pins spattered the crowd.
The Theatrical Success of Mandy has the Industry Rethinking Release Strategies
October 15, 2018
Below are just some of the ways that Legion M has worked to help share Mandy around the world: We shouted from the rooftops when Mandy was accepted to Sundance, then showed up in droves (wearing Cheddar Goblin beanies!) for its Park City premier.
Female Western 'Girl With No Name' in the Works
October 5, 2018
Friday at New York Comic Con, Co-Op Entertainment and Legion M unveiled plans for Girl With No Name , a female-led Western action-adventure movie produced by Co-Op's Laura Ivey ( Walking Out, Ithaca) and directed by Tanya Wexler ( Hysteria). But the story won't be constrained to the screen.
Dean Devlin Talks 'Bad Samaritan' And Why Legion M Is Shaking Up Hollywood
May 16, 2018
Ever since it was founded in 2016, Legion M has been shaking up how entertainment is made and taking fans along for the ride. Using equity crowdfunding laws enabled by the JOBS Act they created the world's first fan-owned entertainment company giving those same fans their first-ever chance to invest directly in film and television.
Dean Devlin on Why Legion M is the Future of Film Distribution
April 19, 2018
As we march closer to the Summer movie season, we begin to hear those familiar grumblings of superhero and sequel fatigue. We all love the MCU, but does every film studio in Hollywood have to fight and trip over each other to establish their own spandex franchise? What about the mid-budget film?
Fans Decide Which Movies Get Made At This Groundbreaking Media Company
April 13, 2018
Nearly everyone has had a moment of being a couch-bound critic. Reclined - and maybe covered in Cheetos dust - we've watched a movie or TV show and thought "I could have done a better job." Yet most household critics will never get the chance to be part of a Hollywood production.
Legion M Transforms the Face of Media Start-Ups
July 18, 2017
When Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison, two of the Emmy winning founders of MobiTV, discovered that Stan Lee had never been honored with an imprint ceremony at the storied TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, they decided to make it happen.
With "Icons," Legion M Is Creating Pop-Culture Time Capsules And Pushing VR's Limits
March 29, 2017
A tangle of cables slithers from a monitoring station in the garage of a house atop Hollywood's Sunset Strip, up a narrow staircase brimming with artifacts and tchotchkes from an adventured life, and into a room overtaken by stereoscopic cameras, ambisonic sound equipment, and GoPro arrays.
'Colossal': Fan-Owned Company Helping Release Anne Hathaway's Monster Film
February 17, 2017
Anne Hathaway's Colossal will be rampaging through theaters with help from fans. Legion M, a fan-owned media company that launched in 2016, is partnering with distributor Neon for the film, which tells the story of an unemployed woman who realizes she's connected to a giant monster that is destroying Seoul, South Korea.
A Very Special Valentine's Day Message From COLOSSAL
February 14, 2017
The poster for Nacho Vigolando's latest is getting into the spirit of things. We're just weeks away from the release of NEON's Colossal , and since it's Valentine's Day, it felt like the best possible time to reveal this brand-new poster for the film, which offers a very special message to all the monsters we've dated over the years.
Crowdfunded Horror Anthology 'The Field Guide to Evil' Gets Official Greenlight After Successful Campaign
February 7, 2017
The new anthology film has snagged some seasoned new producers and enough campaign dollars to get the official go-ahead. Just weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign, the folklore-tinged horror anthology feature " The Field Guide to Evil " has been officially given the green light. Producers Christos V.
"The Number One Request That We Get Is Firefly" - Jeff Annison On Reviving The Classics With Legion M Studios - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News
September 18, 2016
Peter G writes, Jeff Annison is the co-founder, along with Paul Scanlan, of Legion M Studios, the world's first fan-owned production company. It did this when the SEC changed its rules to allow non-accredited investors to make investments in small businesses. It is the second company to raise $1 million this way.
Legion M Closes Oversubscribed, Record-Setting $1 Million Equity Crowdfunding Round on Wefunder
August 15, 2016
SILICON VALLEY, CA --(Marketwired - August 15, 2016) - Legion M, the world's first fan-owned entertainment company today announced they have raised one million dollars via their Title III crowdfunding offering on Wefunder.
Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment company, gives viewers a say for $7 a share
August 3, 2016
Leesha Davis, a part-time actress and stuntwoman, has worked around movie sets for years. But she never felt she had a stake in the film business - until now. The 38-year-old Oregon resident recently became an investor in Legion M, a Silicon Valley start-up that bills itself as Hollywood's first fan-owned entertainment company.
Why Tim League and Robot Chicken Team Think a Fan-Owned Studio Will Work
June 9, 2016
Legion M is using the new equity crowdfunding laws to build a slate of the mid-range budget genre films Hollywood doesn't make anymore. It's getting a lot cheaper to invest in filmmaking. While companies like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have paved the way for crowdfunding in recent years, other companies are bringing more possibilities to the table.
Alamo Drafthouse & Legion M Partner On Genre Entertainment Development Stream
May 26, 2016
Alamo Drafthouse and fan-owned entertainment company Legion M have embarked on a strategic partnership to foster development and distribution of genre entertainment with an eye on features, shorts and virtual reality platforms. Alamo will service Legion M with scripts, projects and talent, while Legion M will provide access to fans and investors to expand the reach of developed projects.
Legion M Lets Fans Own A Piece Of The Hollywood Action
May 12, 2016
Do you believe you could have helped prevent The 13th Warrior from becoming the number 1 box office flop of all time? Do you wish you could have personally enjoyed some of the profits from the Star Wars stable?
Paul Scanlan & Jeff Annison, Legion M on CNBC 03/11/2016
May 12, 2016
Paul Scanlan & Jeff Annison, Legion M on CNBC 03/11/2016
How Legion M Plans to Take Down the Hollywood Studios
April 19, 2016
Legion M intends to be the world's first fan-owned entertainment company. Jeff Annison, president and co-founder of Legion M, says Hollywood studios have been imposing their wills on the audience for too long. 'Our competitive advantage is that we already have fans attached to the project,' said Annison.
Startup Legion M Launches Crowdfunded Studio That Lets Fans Buy Piece of Company
March 9, 2016
In the crowdfunding model as it has emerged in the past few years, entrepreneurs solicit donations for individual projects, like films or TV shows, promising to reward investors with the finished product or other prizes.
Introducing "The World's First Fan-Owned Entertainment Company"
March 9, 2016
Last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission passed Title IV of the JOBS Act, allowing non-accredited investors (i.e., people who don't call Wall St. their home) to invest in small businesses, which, specifically, is changing the landscape for crowdfunded ventures.
Legion M Looks To Create The World's First Fan-Owned Entertainment Company - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News
March 9, 2016
As technology allows anyone greater access to the means of production and distribution systems, the opportunities to get in on the ground floor of a new exciting project seem limitless. Legion M, an endeavor looking to organize fans into the first fan-owned company, launched today on the premise of "opening the gates to Hollywood."
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March 8, 2016
Since the company was founded in March of 2016, Legion M has been featured in hundreds of articles from the biggest outlets to the smallest podcasts. Check out all the highlights on the Legion M press page.
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