Startups like Wattpad and Tongal (for directors and cinematographers), and new financing platforms like Legion M (for producing features) are aiming to elevate new talent and provide what the companies hope will be built-in audiences for successful new programming on platforms like Netflix, Apple, and others — and the hundreds of networks that are vying for attention in an increasingly fragmented media landscape.
In speaking about how Jóhannsson became involved with “Mandy,” friend and manager Tim Husom said: “The last music he created before his death was the score to ‘Mandy.’ We were working on it right up until the film was delivered to Sundance in early January.
As a psychologist who researches and writes about fandom, and as a passionate fan myself, I was fascinated by an innovative group called Legion M who had a presence at this year’s Comic-Con. Actually, they had a physical presence, as in they took over the bottom floor of the Harbor House restaurant in Seaport Village and turned into the Legion M fan lounge.
The producers at SpectreVision (Lisa Whalen, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, and Elijah Wood) have been friends and allies of Legion M since day one, and we've been searching for the right project to work on. For Mandy, Legion M has invested in both the film and Jóhann Jóhannsson's heavy metal soundtrack. It's a production stage investment (meaning that we haven't seen the film, as it's not yet complete), but we have had the opportunity to see some of the footage.
The Geek Speak Show's Henry San Miguel talks to Legion M President & Co-Founder Jeff Annison at San Diego Comic Con 2018.
First there was the Stargate panel Thursday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con … then there was the party!
Legion M brought the Legion M Lounge to San Diego Comic-Con this year. One of the highlights of the Lounge occurred on Friday as the Lounge filled up for the Mandy event.
We talk with Legion M was founded by Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison in March, 2016. Legion M We talk with Legion M was founded by Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison in March, 2016. Legion M is the world’s first entertainment studio that allows fans to invest in and be part of the creation of new movies, television shows, virtual reality and other pieces of entertainment content.
Over the past year, Hollywood has been rabid with negative headlines portraying an industry broken by a pervasive all-boys club culture. It’s an industry with deep, dark roots that have not been disrupted in over 80 years.
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We spoke to producer/director Dean Devlin, about his new movie, Bad Samaritan, and his partnership with the groundbreakingly disruptive entertainment company, Legion M. Before getting to the interview itself, here are our three key takeaways for aspiring horror directors from Dean Devlin.
On May 16, 2016, Legion M became the first company in history to successfully launch a fundraising round under Regulation CF of the federal JOBS Act. Today—on the two-year anniversary of that historic event—Legion M is officially opening a new Regulation CF offering for the company’s third round of equity crowdfunding.
Ever since it was founded in 2016, Legion M has been shaking up how entertainment is made and taking fans along for the ride.
The director of Bad Samaritan and producer of Independence Day finds hope in fan-owned entertainment company.
Bad Samaritan promises to be Tennant’s most sinister role yet. In celebration of its wide release, let’s take a look at nine of the actor’s other dark roles (no Time Lords here):
Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison founded Legion M in 2016 with the idea of bringing the power of film production directly to fans. Their company is owned and funded directly by investors who contribute as little as $100 through a process called “equity crowdfunding.”
While I was in Anaheim for WonderCon I had the pleasure of speaking to Paul Scanlan (Co-founder and CEO) of Legion M about their plans, their new projects (including the upcoming BAD SAMARITAN movie.
At the Legion M panel at Wondercon this weekend, producer Dean Devlin revealed a video of David Tennant reacting to fans reacting to him appearing in the trailer for Bad Samaritan, in which he plays villain Cale Erendreich.
Legion M kicked off its WonderCon panel, Legion M: How the Power of Fandom is Changing Hollywood, with the announcement of three exciting brand-new projects from the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.
Finding an audience is ultimately the most essential step on the long road of a film’s distribution campaign. Then there’s the funding, the production, the marketing – none of it’s easy.