Anyone can have a great idea, but 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 movie set, and be a part of our TV series pilot!
If you can't make it person, 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.
Are there prizes?
Yes! We have $5K worth of prize packages up for grabs. More importantly, the top 10 finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of Hollywood executive, agents, and the type of industry insiders that can make your dreams come true. The grand prize is a development deal with Legion M worth $15,000 if your idea gets made!
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. That said, if you are are writer or director, who knows--you might just get a chance!
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. Click here for more information and pitching tips.
How can I become a judge?
Do I have to turn over the rights to my idea?
No. 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 retain all rights to pursue your idea however you wish. To learn more about intellectual property rights of pitches, please click here.
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 in your pitch. If you win, we might be interested in optioning your treatment or script, but that would be a completely separate deal.
Can you give me advice on how to pitch?
Yes! To learn more, please click here.
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