INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT
Legion M is a new type of company built from the ground up to be owned by fans. For the first time in history, you can get in on the ground floor of a pre-IPO entertainment startup with a slate of projects that include Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Anne Hathaway, David Tennant, Nicolas Cage, Jason Sudeikis, and much, much more.
One Million Fans
SHAPE THE FUTURE OF HOLLYWOOD
For most companies, investors are little more than a source of funding. For Legion M, they are the source of our superpower. We're constantly seeking opportunities to take our shareholders behind the scenes, and developing new tools and processes to tap into the collective wisdom, creativity and talent of the community.
(Stargate, Independence Day, "Leverage," "The Librarians")
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OUR SLATE OF PROJECTS
When you invest in Legion M you're not just backing a single project -- you're investing in an entire slate. By diversifying across different genres (e.g. comedy vs. horror), mediums (e.g. TV vs. Movies), and risk profiles (e.g. high risk early-stage projects vs. low risk late-stage projects), we're building a company designed to stand the test of time.
Use the arrow buttons to review Legion M’s project slate. For more information, please go to www.legionm.com/project-slate.
In April 2017, Legion M teamed up with NEON's Tim League and Tom Quinn to help bring Nacho Vigalondo’s wildly imaginative and critically acclaimed COLOSSAL (starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis) to market. Read more about Colossal.
In November 2017, Legion M partnered with Elijah Wood's SpectreVision, Umedia and XYZ Films to executive produce the Nicolas Cage cult classic Mandy. After premiering as one of the best reviewed films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Mandy has gone on to shatter expectations and set a new benchmark for day and date releases. Read more about Mandy.
Mandy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
In addition to investing in the movie Mandy, Legion M also invested in the film's score by the late two-time Academy Award nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson. One of Jóhann’s last works, the Mandy score has been recognized as one of the best scores of the year, and has already won Jóhannnson the “Composer of the Year” award at the World Soundtrack Awards.
In May 2018, Legion M partnered with legendary filmmaker Dean Devlin (Stargate, Independence Day, "Leverage", "The Librarians") to release the David Tennant psychological thriller Bad Samaritan. Read more about Bad Samaritan.
In January of 2017, Legion M filmed a pilot episode for a groundbreaking virtual reality series featuring director Kevin Smith and the legendary Stan Lee. This project is currently in development. Read more about ICONS.
Celebrating Stan Lee
In July of 2017, Legion M united fans around the world to honor legendary creator Stan Lee with the first ever FAN-SPONSORED Imprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Legion M offset the costs of the events with sponsorships, merchandise sales, and ticket sales for the ceremony and a "Hollywood Houseparty with Stan Lee" afterparty. Read more about Celebrating Stan Lee.
In October 2016, Legion M built a full-size elevator set on the floor of Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con. Guests were invited to step inside and give a 2 minute pitch for a film or TV show, competing for a chance to win a development deal. Today, Legion M is using this concept as the basis for an unscripted TV or Web Series. Read more about Pitch Elevator.
Field Guide to Evil
In 2017, Legion M joined Christos V. Konstantakopoulos (“Before Midnight,” “The Lobster”), Keith/Jess Calder (“Anomalisa,” “Blair Witch,” “You’re Next”) and the creators of the cult classic ABCs of Death series to executive produce Field Guide to Evil. The film premiered at SXSW in 2018, and is expected to release in 2019. Read more about Field Guide to Evil.
Girl With No Name
At New York Comic Con 2018, Legion M announced a partnership with Co-Op Entertainment’s Laura Ivey and Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) to produce the feature film Girl With No Name. The project will begin with a comic book featuring artwork by Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), Dani Strips (2000AD) slated to release in early 2019. Read more about Girl With No Name.
At Wondercon 2018, Legion M announced the addition of "Evermor", a one-hour family friendly sci-fi steampunk series created by Legion M members Perry Covington and Erik Figi. Later that year at Los Angeles Comic Con, we announced that Andrew Cosby (“Eureka”, “Haunted”, “Hellboy”) has joined the project as showrunner. Read more about Evermor.
At Wondercon 2018, Legion M announced the addition "Airship Cowboys" -- a half-hour animated comedy created by Legion M members Adam Beason and Jed Rigney -- to our development slate. The show is currently in development. Read more about Airship Cowboys.
At Wondercon 2018, Legion M announced the addition "Malice" -- a one-hour drama series created by Legion M member Evan Wasserstrom -- to our development slate. The show is currently in development. Read more about Malice.
Stunt Team: Drive
In 2018 Legion M announced a partnership with Emmy Award winning stunt coordinator Eddie Perez (“Shameless,” Deadpool) to develop “Stunt Team: Drive”, an unscripted television docuseries that goes behind the scenes with some of the best stunt drivers in the world as they compete to plan, develop and shoot the greatest car chase ever. Read more about Stunt Team: Drive.
EXCLUSIVE SHAREHOLDER EVENTS
Legion M is a more than just a company, it's a community of passionate fans uniting to change the world. As a Legion M investor, you get invitations to exclusive Legion M parties, opportunities, and online events.
Hollywood Houseparty with Stan Lee
On July 18, 2017, 500+ Legion M shareholders and Stan Lee fans united for an epic "Hollywood Houseparty with Stan Lee." We used the proceeds to help pay for the historic Stan Lee imprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater.
What Sort of Return Can I Expect?
It’s impossible to say what will happen in the future, but we can tell you what we hope to achieve. Entertainment is a multi-trillion dollar global industry. We believe Legion M is the sort of idea that can transform it.
When you invest in Legion M you are buying stock in the company. It's like investing in Disney back when it was just Walt and Roy. As a pre-IPO startup, we are inherently risky. The fact is, most startups fail, and if we fail, you will likely lose all your money.
But startups that succeed can change the world, and provide staggering returns for investors. Our current valuation (the price you are buying stock at) is about $23 million. If we're successful, we believe Legion M could someday be worth billions. We believe there's a LOT of upside.
The stock you are buying has the EXACT same financial terms as the stock owned by the founders, employees, and every other investor big and small (we have investors ranging from $100 to over $300,000). All of us are in the same boat -- we don't succeed unless you succeed.
Like a snowball rolling down the hill, the larger we get the more powerful we become. We're swinging for the fences with Legion M, and while no one can guarantee success we're doing everything in our power to make this the best investment you've ever made.
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A LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS TO PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS
Thank you for considering an investment in Legion M! We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity in front of us, and are thrilled that you are considering joining us. Before you get into the offering circular, there are a couple things we want to mention.
Legion M is not a conventional company. We don’t intend to become one.
Most of our offering circular describes Legion M in conventional business terms. In fact, the whole purpose of this document is to provide a convention for you to evaluate our company and make an informed investment decision. But there are elements of Legion M that defy convention and we want to take a moment to explain them in our own words.
Risk vs. Reward
Before you invest, it’s important to understand that Legion M is a very early stage company. In fact, thanks to the JOBS Act, you now have the opportunity to invest earlier than has ever been possible — at a stage traditionally reserved for angel investors and venture capitalists.
If you want to get in early, you need to understand the risks. As a pre-IPO startup, we have few established customers or revenue streams and very little operating history for you to review. When you invest in a startup, you aren’t banking on what we are today—you are betting on what we could become tomorrow. It’s an inherently risky proposition — the fact is, most startups fail.
But those that succeed can change the world. Every great company — from Walt Disney Pictures to Apple Computer — started with entrepreneurs and investors who had the courage to defy the odds and try something no one else had done before. We believe Legion M could be one of those companies.
We’ve beaten the odds before,(1) and believe we can do it again. You should never invest more than you can bear to lose. But if you’ve got a little extra and want to swing for the fences, we’d love for you to join us. We’re betting our money, reputations, and careers that we can make this company a success.
One Million Fans
Legion M is, to our knowledge, the first company built from the ground up to be owned by fans. We're building it that way because we believe a media company owned by a large audience of fans has a fundamental competitive advantage over those owned by Wall Street investors. From sequels and franchises to talent and influencers, one of most valuable assets in Hollywood is a built-in audience. Imagine the power of a company with an audience built in to everything it does.
Our logo (the M with a bar over it) is the Roman numeral for one million, representing our long-term goal of uniting one million fans as shareholders of the company. If we can achieve this goal, Legion M will likely have hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in projects that have one million people emotionally and financially invested in their success. We believe that could make Legion M one of the most influential companies in Hollywood.
Most companies view investors simply as a source of capital. For Legion M, they are the foundation of our business. We are a community as well as a corporation. As a management team, our job is to create value for this community. While conventional companies define shareholder value solely by dollars and cents, Legion M goes one step farther:
Legion M’s primary goal is to run a responsible business that earns money and increases our share price. Our investors are investing hard-earned dollars, and our job is to give them a return. Financial success is the key to the long-term viability and success of our company — the more money we make, the more great things we can do.
While financial success is the primary goal for Legion M, we believe there is more to life than money. In addition to financial return, we strive to give our investors an EMOTIONAL return for owning a piece of our company. We work hard to cultivate a vibrant community for our shareholders, look for interesting ways to take them behind the scenes with our projects, and strive to create new and exciting opportunities for them to be a part of the entertainment industry.
The wonderful thing about a fan-owned company is that financial and emotional ROI are not mutually exclusive. Getting our shareholders engaged and excited about our projects isn’t just good fun—it’s also good business. The more engaged and excited our audience is, the more buzz and value we create for the project, which in turn provides greater financial ROI to the company and all of its shareholders.
Onward and Upward,
Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison
Cofounders, Legion M
(1) In 1999 we (along with one other cofounder) started a company called MobiTV, which we grew to over 300 employees, won an Emmy award for innovation, and became a worldwide leader in delivering TV outside of the living room.
(2) You can join Legion M as a free member at www.thelegionm.com/join. As a free member, you don’t have a financial stake in the company’s success, but you do get access to our community and many of the same benefits that are available to shareholders. It’s a great way to see for yourself what Legion M is all about.