What is Legion M?
Legion M is the world’s first FAN-OWNED entertainment company. We work with top tier Hollywood talent to create movies, TV shows, and other entertainment experiences. And for the first time in history, YOU can own a piece of it.
Wait, I can make money from this?
That’s the whole point! When you invest in Legion M, you are buying stock in the company. Our job is to make the value of that stock go up!
Are there other benefits to investing?
Absolutely! As a Legion M shareholder you’ll get a chance to go behind the scenes with us as we work with top Hollywood creators to release exciting new projects. You’ll get invites to shareholder-only online hangouts with the cast and crew, live-streamed tours of the set, first look at clips, and all sorts of stuff like that.
Aren’t you afraid of having too many cooks in the kitchen?
Hold on there, Sparky! Just because we’re letting you behind the scenes doesn’t mean you get to call the shots. Great art isn’t made by committee--it’s made by empowering great artists (and then getting out of their way!). As a shareholder, you’ll get to vote on some things, but it won’t be major plot points. After all, we don’t want to give away any spoilers!
Are there any other companies like this?
No. There are plenty of publicly owned entertainment companies (Walt Disney and Sony are a couple examples), but like most large companies they are mostly owned by financial funds and corporate investors. When you own a share of these companies you may (or may not) get a financial return, but they don't take you behind the scenes.
Legion M is the first company designed from the ground up to be owned by fans.
Why hasn't anyone done this before?
Recent changes to securities law (the JOBS Act) have opened the door for the general public to invest in early stage ventures like Legion M. Before now, only “accredited investors” (i.e. corporations and millionaires) were allowed to invest in things like movies and TV shows. Now, Legion M is opening the gates of Hollywood for the rest of us!
Do I get to pick the projects my investment goes toward?
No, and there is a good reason for that. Hollywood is a hit driven business, which means that it’s very risky to back any single project. Legion M is working with our creative allies to build a diversified slate of projects. Some may fail, but others will likely succeed, and the money we make from the hits will allow us to fund a new batch. In that way, we're really no different from how Hollywood studios operate, because we'll spread the risk around to ensure Legion M can keep doing this for a long time.
Who are these creative allies?
We're working with a slew of top-tier Hollywood creators to develop new projects. We also work with these allies to help us find and evaluate new talent. We announced some of our allies at launch, but this is just the beginning. Keep an eye on our Projects page to see the latest and greatest!
How does Legion M make money?
We’re taking a proven business model (content production) and adding a twist that we believe gives us a huge competitive advantage. Hollywood is fiercely competitive, but everybody knows there is money to be made if you are successful. Especially if you are working with people that have a track record of success.
Our competitive advantage is our community. By allowing fans to own equity and come along for the ride with these projects, we’re building a legion of people that are financially and emotionally invested in the project’s success. That’s a huge advantage when it comes to things like marketing, monetization, distribution, etc. and gives our content a leg up. Imagine the power of a million fans working to make a project successful!
I’m sold! How do I invest?
Our seed round officially SOLD OUT on Aug 14, 2016. We're expecting to launch a new one later this year. In the meantime, you can join for free at www.thelegionm.com/join-legion-m. This will get you access to the community, updates on our progress, and put you on the list for future investment rounds.
Do I have to invest to participate?
Nope! You can join for FREE and become part of the movement simply by signing up! Non-investing members don't get all the benefits of being an investor (and you won't make any money if the company becomes worth a bajillion dollars!), but you can be a part of the Legion M movement with access to many legion events, polls, and activities.
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