Prepare a pitch of up to 2 minutes for your movie, TV, or VR idea and submit one of two ways:
Once all the pitches are collected, staff, members and shareholders of Legion M will judge and select finalists.
10 finalists will receive a $250 cash prize and a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of Hollywood agents and executives. One grand prize winner will receive $1,500 in cash and a development deal with Legion M that guarantees $15,000 if their project gets made!
Pretty much anyone. This contest is open to people all ages, all around the world except where explicitly prohibited by law. See the Official Rules for details.
Sort of, but not really. In Project Greenlight you are competing to direct a movie. Pitch Elevator is simply a pitch competition--you are under no obligation to write or direct.
We believe everyone has the potential for greatness. We're opening the gates of Hollywood to create opportunities that are normally reserved for insiders.
We're a brand-new FAN-OWNED entertainment company. To learn more, check out www.thelegionm.com.
We're looking for original movies, TV series, and VR experiences. Please read the Official Rules for more information.
Yes! You may submit as many pitches as you like.
Yes. We encourage people to get creative with their pitches, but also remind you that ultimately this competition is about finding the best idea, not the best pitch performance. Also, please do NOT use copyrighted material (i.e. unlicensed background music), or we'll be forced to disqualify your pitch.
Sure! As long as you don't violate the Official Rules, go nuts and get creative!
No. If you win, you will receive a 2 year development deal with Legion M during which you agree not to pursue your idea with another partner. Aside from that, you are free to pursue your idea however you wish. The rights to any screenplay/treatment that you've written (or someday plan to write) are still yours.
No. We're sharing these pitches publicly, which means anybody can see/hear them. Ideas are not protected by copyright law (as opposed to scripts, treatments, etc), which means that if somebody hears your pitch and develops your idea--or another idea that's similar to it--you have no legal recourse. If you have a super secret idea you don't want anybody else to hear, you should keep it to yourself.
That said, submitting your pitch in this competition does not affect any of your rights for things like scripts and treatments that you have developed or may develop in the future. You are free to develop your idea however you please.
No. This competition is for pitches only. If you win, we might be interested in optioning a treatment or script from you, but that would be a completely separate deal.
There are more details in the Official Rules, but judging will be based on a combination of
No. You will be invited to the final pitch session to present your ideas to a panel of Hollywood development execs and agents, but you are not required to attend in person. If you can't make it, we'll make arrangements for you to join via skype and present make your pitch remotely.
The winning pitch will sign a development deal with Legion M, which means we'll add the project to our slate, show it to our partners, and see if we can develop it into a movie, TV or VR experience. There's no guarantee of success, but if we can make it happen we've baked in a 15K prize for the person who pitched the idea. And that's just for the pitch (not bad for 2 minutes of work!) -- If the winner also writes the screenplay, treatment, etc. that would be a completely separate deal.