Legion M Investor News Update March 2018
Legion M roared into March like a lion and there aren’t any lambs in sight! We have a ton of excitement to cover, so let’s get to it!
You may have recently heard buzz around our newest production partnership with Hollywood heavyweight Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate, Godzilla, The Patriot, “Leverage,” “The Librarians”) and his production and distribution company Electric Entertainment. Teaming up with Dean is hugeand we’re so pumped to be involved in his first-ever independently produced and distributed psychological thriller Bad Samaritan, starring David Tennant(“Doctor Who,” “Jessica Jones”), Robert Sheehan (Mortal Engines, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, “The Umbrella Academy”), and up-and-coming star Carlito Olvero (“Step Up: High Water,” “East Los High,” “The X Factor”).
Bad Samaritan and the team at Electric Entertainment fit our brand and vision perfectly, which we felt immediately after screening the film for the first time. And while this is a big opportunity to work with one of the most influential creative forces in the industry and some of the fastest rising stars in Hollywood, they are also thrilled to be working with Legion M and our teams came together with astounding energy! A perfect example is when Dean and Carlito recently gave a shout out to the Legion that was cut in front of an official Bad Samaritantrailer featuring the Legion M photo mosaic production logo, which you can watch below.
Bad Samaritan bows nationwide on May 4th (updated from April 27) and there will be a few opportunities for Legion M members to screen the film in select markets ahead of the film’s launch and begin building buzz for Bad Samaritanat meet-ups and via social. Sign up here to be notified of pre-screenings as they come up. One of our first opportunities to support the film happened on March 1 in Long Beach, California where dozens of Legion M members, including some of you from as far away as San Jose and Austin, got a sneak peek of the film, and got the chance to meet with Dean and Carlito!
Dean came away incredibly impressed with Legion M’s turnout and enthusiasm, saying, “It was supposed to be a screening and it turned into a party, but I think it’s always a party when you get the Legion involved!” Check out images from the Long Beach screening as well as film reactions from fellow Legion M members here!
Stay tuned for more details on upcoming Bad Samaritan events and meet-ups. There will be many ways the Legion can get involved in supporting the film and ensuring it’s a huge success all while having a blast at Bad Samaritan meet-ups and screenings, including at fan conventions across the country.
Speaking of conventions, Legion M will have its own panel at WonderCon2018! Come join us in Anaheim on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. PT when Paul, Jeff, David, and Terri will talk about Legion M and its projects. A few surprises will be shared, too! The following day, Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment will host a Bad Samaritan panel. WonderCon will be a can’t-miss event for anyone looking to support Legion M and Bad Samaritan in Southern California!
If you can’t wait for WonderCon, Legion M’s presence will be felt this weekend at one of the hottest film festivals on the planet—Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW). Legion M-executive produced The Field Guide To Evil (FGTE) makes its worldwide premiere this Sunday, March 11 at 11:55 p.m. Central Time!
As a reminder, FGTE is a celebration of dark folklore and mythology from around the world, an anthology of stories from eight new directorial voices representing eight different countries, including India, Norway, the United States and others. The film explores the lore, myths and folktales that have mesmerized and frightened cultures throughout history. To say FGTE is awesome is an understatement and we’re so proud to have it debut at SXSW.
We hope to see Legion M members in Austin to celebrate The Field Guide To Evil. On Saturday, March 10 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT, we will be hosting a pre-screening BBQ and mini golf meet-up starting at Austin’s famous Terry Black’s Barbecue. Then on Sunday morning, March 11, join us for brunch at Arturo’s Underground Café from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT. We’ll be sharing further details soon, including a special Facebook Live from Austin, so check out the FGTE screening schedule and sign up if you plan to join us at SXSW 2018!
As a reminder, Legion M’s community of fan-investors will be growing soon! Our next public offering round is right around the corner, and we’re still accepting non-binding reservations for Legion M members to get priority access when the round opens. Interested investors can reserve a spot by visiting here at LegionM.com. As we expressed in February’s newsletter, we cannot wait to welcome a huge batch of new investors into the Legion family and grow our community. Prior to kicking off the round, we want to personally and sincerely thank you for your continued enthusiasm, support and participation in making Legion M what it is today!
We will be back in April with another investor update. And as always, never hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or thoughts. We love hearing from you!
Onward and upward!
Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison,
Co-founders, Legion M
PS: Lastly, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to join the Legion M members-only Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter to not only stay up-to-date on all things Legion M, but to engage with the Legion and beyond. We’re so appreciative of those of you who create buzz for the Legion on social media every day and we want that microphone to become even louder!
PSS: Blue and Orange Hockey Jerseys are back! Get your custom name and number jersey in the Legion M Store.