LEGION M TO PARTNER WITH NEON ON NACHO VIGALONDO’S COLOSSAL STARRING ANNE HATHAWAY AND JASON SUDEIKIS

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LEGION M TO PARTNER WITH NEON ON NACHO VIGALONDO’S COLOSSAL STARRING ANNE HATHAWAY AND JASON SUDEIKIS

LEGION M TO PARTNER WITH NEON ON NACHO VIGALONDO’S COLOSSAL STARRING ANNE HATHAWAY AND JASON SUDEIKIS

New COLOSSAL Trailer Released by NEON

Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 17, 2017) – NEON, the new distribution label founded by Tom Quinn and Tim League will partner with Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned media company, on the company’s debut release, Nacho Vigalondo’s COLOSSAL. The film, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, debuted to strong reviews at Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, and subsequently became the first film to secure invites from Toronto International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Sundance Film Festival 2017 and SXSW 2017.

COLOSSAL features Anne Hathaway as Gloria, an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.  Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson also star. 

“Legion M’s mission is to unite passionate fans together to bring refreshing new ideas to the screen” said Paul Scanlan, Cofounder of Legion M. “We are thrilled to be partnering with NEON, a company who embodies this same refrain, to introduce this wildly imaginative film as a first of many projects to come.”

COLOSSAL was written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo and produced by Route One Entertainment, Voltage Pictures and Nahikari Ipiña.  NEON will release COLOSSAL in theaters on April 7, 2017. 

 

About Legion M

Legion M was created in 2016 as the world’s first fan-owned media company. Legion M’s mission is to unite a Legion of 1 Million Fans to develop and finance Film, TV and virtual reality projects. Being a fan-owned company allows us to empower creators to push the boundaries, while inviting fans to be a part of the content they love. In August of 2016, Legion M closed a historic, oversubscribed equity crowdfunding round, raising over $1.2 MM from over 3,100 investors. In early 2017 the company will launch a new round under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act. Legion M’s slate includes FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL, an anthology horror series produced by Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League; ICONS: Face to Face, a ground breaking virtual-reality interview series launching with Stan Lee as the pilot episode; and the digital TV series PITCH ELEVATOR, which offers everyday fans the opportunity to win a film or TV development deal for original ideas. 

About Neon

NEON will release its debut film, Nacho Vigalondo’s COLOSSAL, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis in theaters April 7th. NEON was an active buyer at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, acquiring Michael Larnell’s ROXANNE ROXANNE, winner of the Special Jury Breakthrough Performance Award, Matt Spicer’s INGRID GOES WEST, winner of the Wald Salt Screenwriting Award and Eliza Hittman’s BEACH RATS, winner of the Directing Award, U.S Dramatic.  NEON recently announced the acquisition of the French language Belgian thriller, RACER AND THE JAILBIRD.

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Legion M Offers Fans the Opportunity to Win a Film & TV Development Deal with Innovative Legion M Pitch Elevator

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Legion M Offers Fans the Opportunity to Win a Film & TV Development Deal with Innovative Legion M Pitch Elevator

Legion M Offers Fans the Opportunity to Win a Film & TV Development Deal with Innovative Legion M Pitch Elevator

Fans invited to participate in pilot filming at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con and submit pitches online

WHAT:

Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, will debut the Legion M Pitch Elevator at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con on October 28-30. Fans are invited to share their ideas for the next big hit film, TV, or virtual reality project with Legion M’s panel of industry insiders and executives, and compete for $4,000 in cash prizes and a development deal with Legion M that could be worth $15,000.

For those pitching on-site, Legion M has built a full-size elevator set where pitches will be recorded to potentially be a part of the Pitch Elevator TV pilot. Online submissions will also be accepted for consideration through the Legion M website from October 28 to November 28. 

The Legion M Pitch Elevator is the next step in the company’s goal to open the gates of Hollywood by giving fans the opportunity to be a part of the content they love.

Here's how it works:

1. Prepare a pitch of up to 2 minutes for your movie or TV idea.

2. Join Legion M at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con to make your pitch inside the Pitch Elevator movie set, and be a part of our TV series pilot!

3. If you can't make it person, record a 2-minute video of your pitch and submit online.

4. Once all the pitches are collected, staff, members and shareholders of Legion M will judge and select finalists.

5. 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!

WHEN:  

In-Person: 5pm PT – Friday, October 28 – 4pm PT on Sunday, October 30

Online: Friday, October 28 – Monday, November 28

WHERE:

In-Person: Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Pitch Elevator Set located @ Booth 402

Online: 

http://thelegionm.com/pitch-elevator

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About Legion M 

Legion M will be the world's first FAN-OWNED entertainment company. FANS own the company, FANS get behind the scenes, and when Legion M is successful—FANS share the rewards! Legion M co-founders Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison are the Emmy-winning team who co-founded MobiTV, the pioneer and market leader in over the top and multiscreen platforms and content monetization, as well as the New York Rock Exchange which brought Fans and the musical artists they love together in partnership.    

Legion M’s mission is to empower creators to push the boundaries, and empower Fans to be a part of the content they love.  Join us at www.thelegionm.com.

 

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Legion M Joins Forces with Alamo Drafthouse Paving New Paths for Creative Filmmakers

Legion M Joins Forces with Alamo Drafthouse Paving New Paths for Creative Filmmakers

Legion M Joins Forces with Alamo Drafthouse Paving New Paths for Creative Filmmakers

Partnership Brings Film Expertise, Advisory and Distribution Pipeline to Legion M's Esteemed Creative Alliance

Silicon Valley, CA- May 27, 2016 – Legion M, the world’s first fan owned entertainment company and Alamo Drafthouse, the leading independent theater chain and distribution company announced today a strategic partnership to further the development and distribution of high quality genre content, including feature films, shorts and virtual reality. 

Alamo Drafthouse brings unprecedented access to the film industry, spanning exhibition, festivals and distribution and will service Legion M with scripts, projects and talent for potential investment. Legion M provides instant access to a legion of fans and helps to extend the reach and engagement of any project. Alamo Drafthouse will also serve on Legion M’s advisory board and help evaluate potential projects.

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has been developing and distributing independent genre films since 2010, including Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar nominated THE ACT OF KILLING, Karyn Kusama’s terrifying chiller, THE INVITATION and the soon to be released RAIDERS!, detailing the greatest fan film ever made. Legion M recently launched at Silicon Valley Comic Con and has generated a loyal fan/investor base ready to fund and support projects that the companies will be bringing to market. Alamo Drafthouse joins forces with Legion M’s creative partners, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, 42 Entertainment and Meltdown Comics.

“We created Legion M to connect filmmakers and creators with the most vital components to the creative process: funding and fans,” said Legion M CEO and co-founder Paul Scanlan. “Alamo Drafthouse strengthens our expertise in film while adding the critical third component of the process, distribution. We are bringing fans, creators, funding, and now distribution together to reinvent the production and distribution paradigm.”

“We’ve built relationships with filmmakers all over the world, all of whom are looking for bold, innovative ways to get their films financed and distributed,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League. “Our partnership with Legion M is revolutionary as it will allow us to do this in a way that empowers both the filmmaker and the fan in a completely unique way.”

First launched in 1997, Alamo Drafthouse has built a loyal audience of movie lovers through its progressive programming, full service, in theater dining and strict no talking, no texting policies . Its distribution division, Drafthouse Films launched in 2010 and has released over 40 titles to date and has received Oscar nominations for BULLHEAD, THE LOOK OF SILENCE and THE ACT OF KILLING.

About Legion M

Legion M will be the world's first FAN-OWNED entertainment company. FANS own the company, FANS get behind the scenes, and when Legion M is successful—FANS share the rewards! Legion M co-founders Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison are the Emmy winning team who co-founded MobiTV, the pioneer and market leader in over the top and multiscreen platforms and content monetization, as well as the New York Rock Exchange which brought Fans and the musical artists they love together in partnership.    

Legion M’s mission is to empower creators to push the boundaries, and empower Fans to be a part of the content they love.  Join us at www.thelegionm.com.

About Alamo Drafthouse  

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 19 years later, the now 24-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired.com. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short four-year existence and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.