Anyone can have a great idea.
Few have the connections to make them real.
We're here to change that.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Prepare a pitch of up to 2 minutes for your movie or TV idea.
Join us at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con to make your pitch inside the Legion M Pitch Elevator set, and potentially be a part of our TV series pilot!
If you can't make it to Comic Con, record a video of your pitch and submit online.
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!
GRAND PRIZEGrand prize winner will receive $1500 cash and a development deal worth $15,000 if your project is made!
FINALISTSTen finalists will receive $250 each, plus the chance to pitch your idea to agents, development execs, and other Hollywood insiders.
CONTEST OPENS FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 5PM PDT
Who can enter?
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.
Is this like Project Greenlight?
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.
Why are you doing this?
We believe everyone has the potential for greatness. We want to open the gates of Hollywood and give everyone a chance to be a part of it.
What is Legion M?
We're a brand-new FAN-OWNED entertainment company. To learn more, check out www.thelegionm.com.
What kind of pitches will you accept?
We're looking for original movies, TV series, and VR experiences. Please read the Official Rules for more information.
Can I include background music, graphics, etc in my pitch?
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.
How can I become a judge?
Do I have to turn over the rights to my idea?
If you win, you will receive a 2 year development deal with Legion M during which you agree not to pursue your idea with anybody else. Aside from that, you are free to pursue your idea however you wish.
Is my idea protected?
No. Pitches are not protected by copyright law, 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. When you submit your pitch for this competition, you are giving us permission to share it with our staff, members, and the general public. So if you have a super secret idea you don't want anybody else to hear, you should NOT submit it for this contest.
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.
Do I need to have a script, treatment, etc?
No. This competition is for pitches only. That said, if you have more than just a pitch, you are welcome to mention it. If you win, we might be interested in optioning your treatment or script, but that would be a completely separate deal.
What is the judging criteria?
There are more details in the Official Rules, but judging will be based on a combination of
- The merit of the idea
- The performance/delivery of the pitch
- The commercial viability of the idea