Legion M partners with StartEngine for next round of funding amid major milestones
Round opens with news that the company has packaged and sold a TV series to a major streamer, funded and started filming the feature film THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN, and is making its first foray into Broadway with DARKNIGHTS AND DAYDREAMS
LOS ANGELES, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Legion M, the world’s leading fan-owned entertainment studio, today announced that the company has partnered with StartEngine to open its latest fundraiser following a series of announcements of major new projects and 45% revenue growth since 2019. After five years and seven previous rounds of investment on Wefunder, Legion M has grown into one of the most successful crowdfunding companies of all time , with nearly 30,000 investors and a global community of over 125,000 fans.
Through its unique fan-owned business model, Legion M rallies its audience into a vibrant and engaged community, giving them a voice in the process and rising participation to reshape the entertainment industry.
In August 2021, Legion M finalized a deal with a major streaming platform for the sale of a company-developed adult animated television series scheduled to air in 2022 / early 2023. Although details of the project cannot yet be made public due to contractual terms with the streamer, the sale marks a major milestone in the company’s history and a potentially revolutionary development for Legion M’s profile within the entertainment industry .
Filming recently began on Legion M-produced feature film THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN, a crime thriller starring Sean Astin, Ali larter, Madison Wolfe, Brec Bassinger and Skai Jackson and one of the company’s most prestigious projects to date. Funded in partnership with Garrison Film, the project is based on a real-world serial killer and his wave of terror in the 1970s, exploring the origins of the infamous “white van” trope in popular culture.
The company is also expanding into new entertainment arenas with DARKNIGHTS AND DAYDREAMS, Legion M’s first-ever foray into Broadway in partnership with Bob Nederlander Jr and Nederlander Productions. The play, adapted by a prolific producer Michael uslan (BATMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, JOKER) of his inspirational memoir, “The Boy Who Loved Batman,” is currently in the early stages of rehearsal and on track for a premiere in the 2022/2023 season.
Round Eight investors will qualify for detailed rewards on the StartEngine site.
President and co-founder Jeff annison said, “The M Legion is at a real inflection point” … “What we are doing has never been done before, but now we have demonstrated our ability to develop, package, fund and produce projects, I ne I don’t think there is a limit to what a fan-owned business can do. “
Co-founder and CEO Paul Scanlan adds: “our goal is to go public in 2 to 5 years, and although this is an AMBITIOUS goal and we cannot promise that we will achieve it, we are more optimistic than ever about the prospects” . I beat all the odds for 5 years to get there … we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! “
Legion M’s diverse slate has grown significantly over the past year with several new projects in development, including the daring heist film DEFIANT (Inspired by the true story of Captain Robert Petits), the animated black series GHOST OF MANHATTAN, Brian Stavely’s epic fantasy series The Blades of the Emperor, supernatural crime thriller THE GRAY AREA, stylized Western GIRL WITH NO NAME, adventure thriller THE BOOK, young adult franchise CALCULATED, fantasy voyages series FANTASTIC DESTINATION, trippy sci-fi movie JELLY, WTF animated comedy series !. Previously published projects include Kevin Smith’s JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT, the critically acclaimed COLOSSAL film, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, cult hit MANDY with Nicolas cage of the director Panos Cosmos, the grainy and sharp epic ARCHENEMY featuring Joe manganiello, documentary MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, and Sundance sensation SAVE YOURSELVS!
Legion M’s investment profile can be found HERE. Those who are unsure about investing can join Legion M as a free member at legionm.com/join-the-legion. Partner companies and communities wishing to participate in the program can find more information at www.legionm.com or email the Legion M team directly at [email protected].
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