Legion M Entertainment

The world's first FAN-OWNED entertainment company.

Legion M Entertainment

The world's first FAN-OWNED entertainment company.

LOS ANGELES, CA
Film & Video
Legion M is the first entertainment company built to be owned by fans. Enabled by disruptive new securities laws, we're giving you a seat at the table -- and a stake in the outcome -- as we unite fans to shape the future of Hollywood!

$2,296,932

raised
$11,845,009
previously crowdfunded
3,944
Investors
$48.5M
Valuation
$15.00
Price per Share
$105.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$3M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$2,296,932

raised
$11,845,009
previously crowdfunded
3,944
Investors
$48.5M
Valuation
$15.00
Price per Share
$105.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$3M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Legion M Entertainment:

$105+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$105+
Investment
Your Name In the Credits!
Every Round 8 investor will have their name included in the credits of Man in the White Van, our feature film slated to release in 2022. For more information or to opt-out, please go to legionm.com/credits
$105+
Investment
Tier 1
Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt.
$150+
Investment
Tier 2
$30 Legion M Gift Card + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt.
$225+
Investment
Tier 3
7% Reward Shares + $30 Legion M gift card + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt. For details, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$450+
Investment
Tier 4
8% Reward Shares + $60 Legion M gift card + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt. For details, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$900+
Investment
Tier 5
9% Reward Shares + $120 Legion M gift card + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt. For details, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$1,800+
Investment
Tier 6
10% Reward Shares + $240 Legion M gift card + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt. For details, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$4,950+
Investment
Tier 7
11% Reward Shares + $200 Legion M gift card + 2 tickets to a Legion M red carpet premiere + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt. For details, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$9,900+
Investment
Tier 8
12% Reward Shares + $400 Legion M gift card + 4 tickets to a Legion M red carpet premiere + Exclusive Round 8 T-shirt. For details, please see the Offering Summary section below.

Reasons to Invest

MOONSHOT OPPORTUNITY: Founded by Emmy-winning digital pioneers, Legion M is using disruptive new securities laws (the JOBS Act) to innovate in a multi-trillion dollar global industry.
INFLECTION POINT: The company is at an inflection point, with growing revenue and some of the biggest announcements in our history (see below).
MAKE HISTORY: Join nearly 30,000 investors uniting to create the next great media company!

BREAKING NEWS:

 

  • We packaged and sold our first TV series! In August of 2021 Legion M signed a deal with a major streaming company for the sale of an adult animated series. Due to confidentiality agreements we cannot yet reveal the name of the series or the partner, but the project is in development at the streamer with a release expected in 2022 or 2023 (though it’s always possible shows at this stage could be delayed or cancelled). 
  • We’re shooting a new movie! In September of 2021 filming began for The Man In the White Van, an elevated true-crime thriller starring Sean Astin, Ali Larter, Madison Wolfe, Brec Bassinger and Skai Jackson. The film is produced by Legion M and Garrison Film with financing provided by Garrison Film. The film is expected to release in 2022, and every Round 8 Investor can have their name included in the credits!
  • Shareholder Vote on Stock Split. This November, Legion M shareholders will vote on a 10:1 stock split. If the vote passes, the split will occur after Round 8 closes. Investments that have closed prior to November 1 will be eligible to participate in the vote.  

OVERVIEW


FANS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!


We founded Legion M because we saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an entertainment company OWNED by fans.

 

Why? Because no matter where you sit in the value chain, a built-in audience is one of the most valuable assets in entertainment. By uniting fans as shareholders, we’re creating a built-in audience for everything we do. 



Legion M’s logo is the Roman numeral for 1 million. That's because our long-term goal is to unite 1 million fans as shareholders of the company, creating a massive grassroots audience — a Legion of fans — that we believe could make Legion M one of the most influential companies in Hollywood.


TEAM


Emmy-Winning Digital Pioneers

Co-founders Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison are Emmy-winning serial entrepreneurs and digital pioneers. In 1999, the duo (along with one other cofounder) started MobiTV, the first company in the U.S. to launch live streaming television on mobile phones. From 2003 to 2009, the trio grew the company into a worldwide leader in streaming media with 300+ employees, more than $100 million of VC investment, and an Emmy Award for innovation in television. 


In addition, Legion M has attracted a top-tier advisory board that includes billion-dollar producer Dean Devlin, Eric Ries (author of “The Lean Startup"), and current/former executives from Netflix, Sony, Lucasfilm, Epic Games, and MGM. 


PROJECTS


Invest in a Diversified Slate of Projects

Since Legion M was founded in 2016, we’ve developed a slate of projects diversified across genre, medium, business model, and risk profile. We’ve demonstrated an ability to work with top tier partners, from billion-dollar producers like Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate, Leverage, The Librarians) and Michael Uslan (Batman, The Dark Knight, Joker) to renowned creators like Stan Lee (creator of the Marvel Universe) and Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats) and top-shelf distribution partners including NEON (Parasite, I Tonya), Bleecker Street (The Assistant, Beasts of No Nation), Searchlight (JoJo Rabbit, The Shape of Water), SpectreVision (No Man of God, Color out of Space) and Nederlander Worldwide Productions (Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King).


TRACTION


Note: This chart shows gross revenue only. For complete audited financial statements along with management's discussion and analysis of the results, please see the offering document.


  1. Legion M's share price is not set on an open market the same way a publicly traded stock is. Instead, the company sets the stock price, and the public decides whether or not they would like to buy it.
  2. Beginning in Round 7, Legion M’s offerings included the opportunity to receive bonus shares as a reward, which changes the effective share price paid by the investor. 
  3. The average effective share price for Round 7 was determined by dividing the total amount raised by the total number of shares issued (inclusive of bonus shares). 
  4. The effective share price for Round 8 depends on the amount invested and the bonuses (if any) the investor qualifies for.

THE PROBLEM


Entertainment is a “hit-driven business” 

Entertainment can be extremely lucrative, but is also unpredictable. Consumer trends, technologies, and distribution models are constantly changing. Movies and TV shows are expensive bets, with budgets that can reach the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. Every project has potential to be a breakout hit...but even the biggest names in the business sometimes strike out.


How can you improve your odds of success?



THE SOLUTION


Harnessing the Power of Fans

While technologies and trends will come and go, there’s been one constant in entertainment since the earliest days of silent film: the importance of the audience. It's the audience (or lack thereof) that determines success or failure, and the audience that’s responsible for every penny in ticket sales, subscription fees, and advertising revenue.



That's why a company owned by fans is such a powerful idea. When we pool our collective power, we have potential to:


  • Fill theaters opening night
  • Negotiate better terms
  • Attract the best talent
  • Harness the "wisdom of the crowd" to make decisions
  • Find the next big thing
  • Reduce downside risk
  • Increase the chance of creating a hit

We believe that by harnessing the power of fans, Legion M can create SUSTAINABLE LONG TERM COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES that could potentially make Legion M one of the most influential companies in Hollywood.



OPENING THE GATES OF HOLLYWOOD


HAVING FUN = GOOD BUSINESS

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, and our job is to create value for this community with things like:

  • Invitations to red carpet premieres
  • Set visits
  • Roles as extras in our films
  • Special events (e.g. Stan Lee Handprint Ceremony, Saturn Awards, etc)
  • Opening weekend meetups for movie releases
  • Online Q&A’s with actors, directors, and other Hollywood insiders
  • Special Investor-Only offers, discounts, and invitations
  • Lounges at events like Comic Con and Sundance Film Festival
  • FILM SCOUT app and Elite Scout Program
  • Inclusion in the Legion M production credit 



The wonderful thing about a fan-owned company is that financial ROI and fun are not mutually exclusive. The more engaged and excited our audience is, the more buzz and value we create for the project, which in turn increases the project’s chances of success to the benefit of the company and all of its shareholders.

OUR BUSINESS


HOW WE MAKE MONEY

Legion M has growing revenue from a diversified array of business models. We focus on areas where we can use our community to create competitive advantages, including: 


WHY INVEST


Let’s Make an M-Shaped Dent in the Universe!

Entertainment is a multi-trillion dollar industry, and we believe Legion M is the sort of idea that can transform it. If we’re successful in achieving our goal of 1 million shareholders, we believe Legion M could become one of the most influential companies in Hollywood.


*Assumptions: Market Caps are as of 9/28/21, height of 1 floor = 14 feet (same as Empire State Building). Presented to illustrate the relative stage of companies’ development; there can be no assurance as to future growth.


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Offering Summary


Company

:

Legion M Entertainment, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1801 CENTURY PARK EAST 24TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

Offering Minimum

:

$15,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$3,000,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$105.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class A Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

200,000

Price per Share

:

$15.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$48,512,836.00











Bonus Shares and Rewards

Legion M plans to offer shares of Class A Common Stock to investors under this offering pursuant to Regulation CF at a price of $15.00 per share. Shares sold in the current offering include bonuses and rewards that will be available for qualifying investors, including the grant of additional shares (“bonus shares”), exclusive merch, gift cards, and experiences.

Bonus Shares

Investors who meet the criteria below are eligible for bonus shares from Legion M. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class A Common Stock at $15.00 / share, and qualify for 10% bonus shares you will receive 110 shares of Class A Common Stock meaning you'll own 110 shares for $1,500. 

EXCEPT WHERE EXPLICITLY NOTED BELOW (I.E. LEGION M INVESTOR BONUS), BONUS SHARES CANNOT BE COMBINED -- if an investor qualifies for multiple bonuses, StartEngine will apply the highest bonus level. Bonus shares are granted in addition to any rewards earned (see below).

All bonus shares will be calculated during the checkout process and issued when each individual investment closes. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

EARLY BIRD BONUS SHARES: Investors who purchase shares within the timeframes listed below qualify for Early Bird bonus shares.

First 7 days: 15% bonus shares

Next 7 days: 10% bonus shares 

STARTENGINE OWNERS BONUS SHARES: Legion M will offer 10% bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus. This 10% bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail. Details can be found on StartEngine’s website.

TIER BONUS SHARES: Any investor who makes an investment in one of the tiers below qualify for bonus shares based on the amount of their investment: 

• TIER 3 ($225+): 7% bonus shares

• TIER 4 ($450+): 8% bonus shares 

• TIER 5 ($900+): 9% bonus shares

• TIER 6 ($1,800+): 10% bonus shares

• TIER 7 ($4,950+): 11% bonus shares

• TIER 8 ($9,900+): 12% bonus shares

LEGION M INVESTOR BONUS SHARES: Existing Legion M investors from rounds 1 through 7 qualify for an additional 5% bonus shares IN ADDITION TO any other qualifying bonuses. To claim these bonus shares, investors must make their StartEngine investment with the same email their existing Legion M investment has been made.

Rewards

Every investor qualifies for one Reward Tier based on the amount of money invested:

All Investors: Every Round 8 investor will have their name included in the credits of Man in the White Van, a feature film produced by Legion M that is expected to release in 2022. If an investor would like to change how their name is presented, or opt-out of having their name in the credits, they can do so at legionm.com/credits.

TIER 1 ($105+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt

TIER 2 ($150+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $30 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com)

TIER 3 ($225+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $30 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com) PLUS qualifying bonus shares (see above)

TIER 4 ($450+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $60 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com) PLUS qualifying bonus shares (see above)

● TIER 5 ($900+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $120 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com) PLUS qualifying bonus shares (see above)

TIER 6 ($1,800+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $240 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com) PLUS qualifying bonus shares (see above)

● TIER 7 ($4,950+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $200 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com) PLUS qualifying bonus shares (see above) PLUS 2 tickets to a Legion M red carpet premiere.

● TIER 8 ($9,900+): Exclusive Legion M round 8 t-shirt PLUS $400 gift card for the Legion M store (shop.legionm.com) PLUS qualifying bonus shares (see above) PLUS 4 tickets to a Legion M red carpet premiere.

Notes on Bonuses and Rewards:

1. Investors will be responsible for any shipping and sales tax related to a Reward.

2. Premieres typically occur in Los Angeles, but may also be available in other areas. Travel, lodging, and accommodations not included.

3. From time to time, Legion M may amend the Reward options at which point Legion will update our offering page at https://startengine.com/legionm. 

4. Tax consequences for recipients (including federal, state, local and foreign income tax consequences) with respect to rewards and bonus are the sole responsibility of the investor. investors must consult with their own personal accountant(s) and/or tax advisor(s) regarding these matters.

Additional Notes

Please note that anytime Legion M uses the phrase the "world's first" or the "first" in relation to its business, these claims are based on the Company's knowledge and history of the industry only.

All perks occur after the offering is completed.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,381,289.00 USD
$2,178,867.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$158,871.00 USD
$735,562.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$9,922.00 USD
$21,583.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$449,951.00 USD
$328,395.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$933,570.00 USD
$645,565.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$841,135.00 USD
$529,153.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$2,225,398.00 USD
-$3,645,356.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Listen to the Legion M founders on KingsCrowd / Join us for a Live Investment Presentation Tomorrow

21 hours ago

When we started Legion M in 2016, equity crowdfunding was brand new and everyone was trying to figure out how it would work. One of the early pioneers we met was Chris Lustrino from Kingscrowd.com, who had an idea to build the "Bloomberg of equity crowdfunding" by providing data, analysis, and coverage of this new and unique asset class.

Over the years we've had several interviews with Chris as our respective companies have grown and equity crowdfunding has evolved. It's always a pleasure to talk with people like Chris who have deep understanding and appreciation of how the power of community can change the world. A couple weeks ago we recorded the latest episode of his podcast, which you can listen to at: https://kingscrowd.com/kingscrowd-startup-investing-podcast-episode-30/.

Also, if you'd like to learn more about Legion M, please join us tomorrow at 3PM PT (6PM ET) for a LIVE investment presentation with Paul, Jeff, and other members of the Legion M management team. Register now at invest.legionm.com.

Onward and Upward!

The Legion M Team

Welcome to our first batch of Round 8 Shareholders!

4 days ago

Today we're excited to welcome the first 3,216 investors for Round 8!

If you aren't sure of your investment status, just check your StartEngine dashboard -- if it says "Funds Invested," then you are included in this first group. If not it likely means you will be in our next batch. If you have any questions, please reach out to StartEngine Investor Services by sending mail to contact@startengine.com. 

For those that are now fully invested, please be sure to check your email for a welcome message from team@legionm.com. If your investment included a gift card, you should have received that via an email from orders@legionm.com. Finally, be on the lookout for an email from koreconx.com (our transfer agent) once your shares have been imported into their system, which will allow you to login and view your holdings (and participate in our upcoming shareholder vote!).

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about your investment. If you didn't make it in the first group don't worry -- we'll send another update once we've imported our next batch. 

Onward and Upward!
Jeff, Paul, and the Legion M Team

Join Legion M's Founders for a Live Investor Presentation

8 days ago

If you are interested in learning more about Legion M, we encourage you to join a live investor presentation with cofounders Paul and Jeff along with other special guests from the Legion M team.

We have two webinars currently scheduled -- one tomorrow at 10 AM PT, and the other next Tuesday Dec 7th at 3PM PT.

To register just go to https://invest.legionm.com

Hope to see you there!

-Paul, Jeff, and the Legion M team

Over $2 Million Committed!

19 days ago

With over 3,500 investors and more than $2MM raised, Legion M's 8th Round is on track to be one of our most successful rounds ever. While the round isn't scheduled to close until April of 2022 (which can always be amended) we're already over 2/3 of the way to our cap of $3MM.

THANK YOU to all of those who have made Round 8 so successful! It's been great to see so many returning investors -- the votes of confidence from those who know us best mean the world to us. It's also great to see so many new investors who have chosen to join us on this journey. The larger we get, the more powerful we become. And while what we're attempting has never been done before, we believe that when we unite we can do anything!

If you are still not sure about Legion M, we encourage you to join as a free member at https://legionm.com/join-legion-m. This will get you on the list for our events and information, as well as access to our members-only Facebook group where you can talk with other investors and see first-hand what Legion M is all about. If you decide you'd like to invest and own a piece of the company (and a stake in the upside if we succeed), that's great, but if you'd prefer to remain a free member, that's fine too. We're glad to have you as part of our cause even if you choose not to invest.

We've got a great announcement coming soon...stay tuned!


Onward and Upward!

-Paul, Jeff, Terri L, David, Mandy, Taylor, Prophetess, Michelle, Eric, Chris, Tyler, Clare, Brandi, Terri P, and the rest of the Legion M team.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

27 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Legion M Entertainment has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Legion M Entertainment be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Looking for Something to Watch Tonight? Introducing FILM SCOUT Selects.

about 1 month ago


INTRODUCING LEGION M's "FILM SCOUT SELECTS" PROGRAM

Legion M is proud to partner with Bleecker Street for the release of Dan Stevens in I’m Your Man, our first Official “Film Scout Selection.''


As a company owned by over 30,000 fans, Legion M is home to some of the most passionate movie buffs on the planet. Not only that, but after 3 years of running a successful FILM SCOUT program at Sundance, we’re also developing one of the foremost ELITE SCOUTING forces in the world. Our “Film Scout Selects” program is an attempt to harness those powers to create competitive advantages for the company.

The goal of the “Film Scout Selects” program is to find and showcase hidden gems. We want to shine a light on movies and shows that deserve to be seen, and help them rise above the noise. In exchange, Legion M earns a small financial stake in the project, along with other strategic perks or benefits. This is a way for Legion M to earn revenue (and foster relationships with artists, distributors, and other partners) by promoting films we believe deserve to be seen. Everybody wins!

The selections are made by our community -- typically by ELITE SCOUTS that have proven themselves as successful arbiters of good taste. Like Legion M, we expect the selections to be extremely diverse in genre and tone. The common thread these projects share is that they come recommended by fans. You may not like all of them (this is art after all, we’re not supposed to agree!), but we hope the Official "Film Scout Selection” badge will lead people to discover some of the beauty that exists off the beaten path.


There’s no better example than our first selection, Dan Stevens' (Downton Abbey, Legion, Beauty and the Beast) I’m Your Man. If you are like most people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time scouring the “German Sci-Fi Romance” category, which means you’ll likely miss this poignant treatise on the nature of relationships and love, featuring incredible performances by Dan Stevens and Maren Eggert. And while we understand if an art house film with subtitles isn’t your thing, our scouts were nearly unanimous in recommending it. As usual, they have exceptionally good taste — the film currently has a 96% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, and is the official submission from Germany for this year’s Academy Awards® for Best Foreign Film. 

As always, we encourage you to watch the film for yourself and craft your own opinions. It’s currently available on-demand everywhere, but we encourage you to use the Legion M links below, as our stake in this movie is tied in part to the views that come from these links. If you like the film (or have friends you think would like it!), please feel free to share these links by posting them far and wide:

Watch Now on Amazon

Watch Now on iTunes

As with most things Legion M does, the “Film Scout Selects” program is a prototype. If it flops, we’ll move on to something else. But if the reception is strong, we believe there are a vast number of great projects out there that we can partner with to the benefit of Legion M shareholders and fans of quality cinema around the world!

Onward and Upward,

-Paul, Jeff, and the Legion M Team


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Legion M Entertainment has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Legion M Entertainment be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

That's a Wrap! Principle Photography Completed for THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN

about 1 month ago

Reminder -- All Round 8 investors will get their name (or the name of a loved one) in the credits of Man In The White Van. For details go to startengine.com/legionm.


Last week Legion M wrapped principal photography on our feature film The Man In the White Van. This is a pretty big deal, and a significant milestone for the company. We wrote this update to explain why. 


BACKGROUND

The Man In The White Van is an elevated true-crime thriller currently being produced by Legion M:

Set in 1974 in Florida, this true-crime, Hitchcockian thriller about an ominous white van that begins stalking a young girl leads to a terrifying Halloween nightmare.

You can read more about the movie here. It’s not a horror movie, but a smart, taut thriller. And while it deals with a real-life serial killer, it is not a movie that glorifies violence or predators. We take the responsibility of a film with this subject matter seriously, and have an extremely tight and engaging script, as well as a plan to support victim’s rights that we’ll be talking about in a future post.

The movie has an amazing cast which includes Maddison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2, I Kill Giants), Sean Astin (Rudy, Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things), Ali Larter (Final Destination, Resident Evil, Legally Blonde), Brec Bassinger (Stargirl, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged) and Skai Jackson (Bunk’d, Jessie). It’s co-written and directed by Warren Skeels (Siesta Key) who also happens to be a first round investor in Legion M! We didn’t produce his movie because he’s an investor -- we’re producing it because he’s an incredibly talented director who wrote a first-rate screenplay -- but nothing makes us happier than working with people like Warren who have been with Legion M from day 1. 


SHOOTING

The film was shot in Shreveport, Louisiana over a 5 week period. Legion M had a number of staff members on set, including Terri Lubaroff (our COO & Head of Content) who served as producer alongside Anne Marie Gillen (Fried Green Tomatoes) from Garrison Film. If you are not familiar with the structure of film crews, the producers (Terri and Anne Marie) are the “big bosses”, responsible for everything from overseeing budgeting and casting to ensuring that production runs smoothly with a cast and crew of almost 100 people.

We could write an entire book about what it was like to produce this particular movie. In addition to all the normal challenges of making a film, we also had to deal with COVID compliance in a region with one of the highest positivity rates in the country (we are happy to report that our shoot was 100% COVID FREE!). We also weathered two named storms (Tropical Storm Nicholas and Hurricane Ida), a gas leak that shut down production, equipment failures, a mosquito bloom, and a cast that included children, horses, and snakes! 

Fortunately, we were graced with a cast and crew that was up to the task. They were amazing (including the children and horses -- the snake was a bit of a diva). A typical production “day” is, at minimum, 12 hours of non-stop, on-the-go, fast-paced filmmaking and problem solving. We put “day” in quotes because, as much of the story takes place at night, ¾’s of the shooting days happened either partially or entirely at night (aka 6pm-6am). When we wrapped on October 16, the team was exhausted to say the least, but excited and optimistic about what we had accomplished.

It’s worth noting that in addition to writer/director Warren Skeels, we also had a number of other Legion M investors on set, including Terri Piñon and Michelle Carter (COVID Compliance), Matt Conkling (PA in charge of picture cars), Taylor Gledhill (behind the scenes footage), Eric Lam (transportation and talent escort), Glen Grefe (assistant location manager), and some local Legion M members as background actors in several scenes. In normal times, we would have loved to have opened up the set to tours for our investors, so they could experience what it’s like on the set of a feature film.  Due to the strict COVID protocols required by the unions (as well as our own commitment to keeping our cast and crew safe), we had to scrap those plans. Fortunately, we brought our very own Taylor Gledhill who captured a massive amount of “Behind the Scenes” footage (including the photos below) that we’ll be releasing in the coming weeks and months, and should give ALL our investors a taste of what it was like behind the scenes making this movie.


WHAT COMES NEXT

Now that shooting is complete, our editor is working to create a first draft “rough assembly” of the film. Ultimately we expect the final cut to be completed in Q1 or early Q2 of 2022, with a release tentatively scheduled for Q4.

We don’t yet know what the final release plan will be. We’re already in discussions with a number of US distributors that have shown interest in the film, and have partnered with XYZ Films for International sales. We may start by taking the movie to film festivals, or we may go directly to release. At this point, everything is on the table – from selling to a streamer to a full theatrical run. A lot will depend on how well the final cut of the movie is received by audiences. That’s the true test -- after all the blood sweat and tears, what matters most is what audiences think when the lights come up. 

 

BUSINESS TERMS

Legion M is producing The Man In The White Van, along with Garrison Film (the financier) and writer/director Warren Skeels. This means that we earn revenue from the project in two ways:

1.     We get paid “producer fees” for our role in producing the movie.

2.     We have a percentage of the “backend”, or any profits the film makes after expenses are deducted.

Like many of our projects, The Man In The White Van is a swing for the fences. Our hope is that the movie becomes a hit, in which case the company will participate in the upside. But even if the movie doesn’t fare well, we’ll earn revenue from the work we did producing it. This is a powerful position to be in, and one that we’ve earned as a result of all our work on projects leading up to this one.

With our earliest projects, Legion M had to buy a seat at the table, by making investments in films. As we grew, we were able to earn a seat at the table, receiving upside in a film simply by attaching ourselves to it. Today, projects like The Man In The White Van allow us to get paid to sit at the table (in the form of producer's fees), while still owning upside in the film. 

As we grow, we expect this trend will continue. The larger the Legion gets, the more influential we become, and the better terms we are able to negotiate. Every project we attach to is a swing for the fences. Take enough swings and we should get hits. Get enough hits (or better yet, franchises), and it can fundamentally change Legion M’s position in the industry, until someday, Legion M owns the table! :)


ONWARD AND UPWARD!

-Jeff, Paul, and the Legion M Team



Gang’s all here! The Williams family, loaded up on the process trailer (a rig that tows a picture car, so that the actors can focus on acting, not driving). Left to right— Ali Larter, Madison Wolfe, Gavin Warren, Brec Bassinger, Sean Astin.

Our hero car on its way to the drive-in movie theater. Fun fact: you can’t actually drive to the set where we shot the drive-in theater scene by taking this roadway. If you were to follow the sign, you would end up in a lake!



Director Warren Skeels (left) and Director of Photography Gareth Paul Cox (right) discuss the camera move for the next shot.


2nd AC (2nd Assistant Camera) Matt Koesy calls the roll. The clapboard is used to sync sound and video, and make it easy for the editor to identify each take.


Ali Larter (left), Brec Bassinger (center), and Madison Wolfe (right) pose for a behind-the-scenes photo.


1st AC Gerard Martin changes lenses.


Shooting exteriors with the picture car outside our main “Williams House” location.


Sometimes you need an extra person to really fill out a scene— So we threw an FBI jacket on our 1st AD (1st Assistant Director) Duane Journey and POOF— he’s in the movie.

Join us Sunday for a Wrap Party Facebook Live from the set of THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN

about 2 months ago


If you are new to Legion M, The Man In The White Van is movie Legion M is currently producing in conjunction with Garrison Film. It's an elevated true-crime thriller starring Sean Astin, Maddison Wolfe, Brec Bassinger and Skai Jackson. Legion M's COO and head of content Terri Lubaroff is a producer (i.e. one of the big bosses on set) alongside Garrison Film's Anne Marie Gillen (Fried Green Tomatoes) and writer/director Warren Skeels. For the past month or two, a decent chunk of the Legion M team (and a number of Legion M investors!) have been on set in Shreveport LA.


The film is wrapping TODAY, and to celebrate the folks remaining on set are having a small wrap party tomorrow afternoon at 3PM Pacific. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook live, we're all invited!


Here are the details:


After 5 weeks of action, hurricanes, stunts, car chases, horses, snakes, classic cars, working all day and sometimes all night, The Man In The White Van is “in the can!” We are so proud of our massively talented cast and crew who have produced this thrilling film, and we can’t wait to share it with the Legion. Without you, none of this would be possible!


Please JOIN US for a live window into the wrap party this Sunday at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. We’ll be broadcasting for about 30 minutes, swapping stories from set with some of the cast and crew, and toasting to the success of these last 5 weeks of production.

To be notified when we are live, RSVP here.

Once again, a huge congratulations to everyone in Legion M, and thank you for being a part of this momentous achievement for our company. 

Over $1.2 million raised in the first week!

about 2 months ago

THANK YOU to all of the new and returning Legion M investors who helped propel Round 8 to our strongest opening EVER! 

We've got some big announcements in the queue, so please stay tuned! In the meantime, we just wanted to thank all those who have chosen to take the plunge. We're honored and delighted to welcome you to the team!!


Onward and Upward!

Paul, Jeff, Terri L, David, Mandy, Taylor, Prophetess, Michelle, Eric, Chris, Tyler, Clare, Brandi, Terri P, and the rest of the Legion M team.

Round 8 Friends and Family Bonus Expires Tuesday

about 2 months ago

"You know the phrase — “The early bird catches the worm.” There are perks to being early, right? Unless you are an early worm, but I digress....

In any case, we just want to make sure that everyone in the Legion M and StartEngine communities are aware that our "Friends and Family" bonus period ends Tuesday morning around 10 AM Pacific time. We set this bonus up as a special reward for those that know us best and/or have supported us in the past.  

If you’re curious to learn more about this and all the other great rewards in Round 8 (including the "Legion M Existing Investor" Bonus which stacks on top of the "Friends and Family Bonus"), please check out our campaign page. And if you want to learn about all the amazing Legion M news and updates (including our first TV series, an upcoming vote on a stock split, and our new Sean Astin, Ali Larter, Madison Wolfe, Brec Bassinger, and Skai Jackson movie), be on the lookout for our upcoming updates!

Finally, if you decide you'd like to join more than 1,000 other early birds who have become a part of the Legion since we launched on Tuesday, let me be the first to welcome you to the Legion!

Jeff Annison
President and Cofounder, Legion M

Hello StartEngine!

2 months ago

We just wanted to take a moment to introduce Legion M and our nearly 30,000 shareholders to the StartEngine community. We could not be more excited to be talking to you!

If you are not familiar with Legion M, you should start by knowing two things:

  1. We are ALL IN on equity crowdfunding. In fact, we were one of the very first Regulation CF companies to launch back on May 16, 2016. We believe equity crowdfunding has the potential to FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM industries. It's not just a new way to raise money--it's a new way to build an entirely new type of company.

  2. Everything we do revolves around our shareholders. That's because Legion M's shareholders are the source of our superpower. The larger and more engaged our community is, the more powerful we become. Our long-term goal is to unite 1 million fans as shareholders -- a prospect that we believe could make Legion M one of the most influential companies in Hollywood. 

We've been preparing for this StartEngine launch for a few months now, and couldn't be more excited to kick things off. If you've got questions, please post them below in the comments. If you want to know us a little better, you can join Legion M as a free member at legionm.com/join. This will get you access to our MEMBERS ONLY Facebook group, where you can talk to other shareholders and see first-hand what we are all about. 

We've got a lot to talk about in the coming weeks, but we wanted to start by saying hi!

Onward and Upward!

Paul, Jeff, Terri L, David, Mandy, Taylor, Prophetess, Michelle, Eric, Chris, Tyler, Clare, Brandi, Terri P, and the rest of the Legion M team.

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