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Tribute To Stan Lee Event


Breaking news coming from our friends at Legion M! Legion M, Kevin Smith, and Agents of Mayhem, in partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, announced today “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee.” This event is a tribute to the life and career of the great Stan Lee! This will be a time for Stan’s friends to memorialize one of the greatest storytellers of all-time, and benefit one of Stan’s favorite charities: The Hero Initiative.

There will be only a limited amount of tickets for sale, for this event! The tickets officially went on sale TODAY 1/9/19 at 6pm MST. You can purchase your tickets at – https://legionm.com/stantribute. All of the net proceeds of the ticket sales will go to The Hero Initiative! Amazingly, The Hero Initiative is a charity. The money that they receive, goes to help comic book creators, artists, and writers in need!

The tribute event on Wednesday, January 30, will begin with a public appreciation of Stan’s life and work at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt that will feature fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by famed pop-culture artist Rob Prior, select costumes and props from Stan’s cameos and creations, a musical performance and a special moment of remembrance centered around Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint. After a red carpet arrival of guests, the evening will proceed with a private tribute inside the IMAX Theatre hosted by one of Stan’s biggest fans, Kevin Smith.

Kevin will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers from the entertainment industry such as Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (Co-Creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, “The Dark Knight”), Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Producer, “X-Men,” “Transformers” franchise) among others who will share their favorite memories and personal stories of Stan.  The evening will be rounded off with video tributes and live performances of Stan’s favorite music and poetry.

The tribute event is being produced by fan-owned entertainment company Legion M, which is revolutionizing the way entertainment is made in Hollywood by uniting a growing fan community of 50,000+ members, including more than 10,000 fan-owners. In addition to producing film and television projects, Legion M organized Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in 2017. Legion M is producing the tribute with the production and consulting company Agents of Mayhem whose founder Darren Passarello worked for Stan for several years.

Both companies are working in close partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, the multimedia company founded in 2001 by the iconic comic book creator Stan Lee with his friend and business partner Gill Champion, who is the company’s president. Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment is the sole owner of the Stan Lee name and all new original content he created since 2001. Under the leadership of CEO Scott D. Williams and Gill Champion, the company has been and will continue to be the guardian of Stan Lee’s legacy and is excited to roll out new projects and new adventures Stan had been working on. On behalf of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Chief Marketing Officer Bob Sabouni will be overseeing and guiding the tribute day alongside the other event partners.

Scott D. Williams, CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment said, “We are honored for this chance for Stan’s fans and friends to come together in a celebration of his remarkable life. Despite his passing, Stan’s name, work and legacy will continue to flourish and be revealed to the world. We are committed to honor Stan’s extraordinary life and work.”  

 Gill Champion, Stan Lee’s partner and confidante for over 18 years, said, “Stan was a unique and unforgettable human being, truly adored worldwide. He loved coming to work and creating endless new ideas and stories and in spite of his genius he was a relatable and kind man that his admirers could relate to with ease. He will be dearly missed and his legacy will live on now and for many more generations to come.”

Producer of the event David Baxter, VP Development at Legion M, writes, “Stan Lee played a major cameo in all the lives of the fans he loved, be it through his writing, his acting or his personal interactions.  We feel this tribute is a perfect opportunity for Stan’s beloved fans to unite with celebrities and friends of Stan to give the man the grand sendoff he deserves.”

Agents of Mayhem founder Darren Passarello, who got his start in entertainment from Stan and is also co-producing the event added, “Stan saw the good and the potential in everyone he met, and he never hesitated to help them if he could.  It is not only an esteemed privilege but a personal honor to be a part of this tribute.”

The head of The Hero Initiative Jim McLauchlin knew Stan for decades and said, “Stan believed in the ‘golden rule,’ and always went out of his way to make time for others and make their day just a little bit better. I think this tribute is absolutely in that spirit, and a great chance for fans to get together, share their love for Stan, and find strength in that.”

Producers of the tribute event plan to announce additional details for the event soon via social media feeds. Details of specific speakers, performers and other activities will be shared on the social channels for Kevin Smith, Legion M, Agents of Mayhem, and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. (@TheRealStanLee, @ThatKevinSmith, @LegionMofficial, @AgentsofMayhem).

Legion M & Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Partnership

Are you ready for what promises to be another awesome partnership with Legion M!? It was announced that Legion M and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment would be partnering to jointly source, develop, and produce community driven original content that not only embraces entertainment fans but also gives them a chance to potentially invest and receive equity in the projects. CSS Entertainment is already growing a network of successful VOD channels.

In addition to “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Being Dad” on Netflix, CSS Entertainment has “Vacation Rental Potential,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes,” and “Going from Broke” in production! Moving forward, Legion M and CSS Entertainment will develop these projects jointly:

·      “POSITV” – A weekly collection of inspirational, uplifting and positive news, stories and real life moments that are submitted by individuals from around the world, curated by the Legion M community.

·      “Comedy Royale” – A next generation sketch comedy show where online viewers play the role of a production executive as up-and-coming creators, actors, comics and comedy troupes compete for cash, prizes and the opportunity to break into the industry.

·      “Up$ide” – At-home viewers become venture capitalists as entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live television.  The audience selects which companies they’ll invest in, receiving equity in return.

·      “New York Rock Exchange” – Solo acts and bands perform on a weekly TV series that puts the audience in a record label’s executive seat.  Participants compete for financial backing to fulfill their rock star dreams while viewers invest in their favorite act and receive equity in the winner’s first studio album and/or tour.

·      “Legion M” – Creators, directors and dreamers pitch their TV or film concepts to an TV audience who “green light” their favorite projects by investing in their productions.  The newly minted fan-producers receive equity once a project reaches its minimum funding goals.

“Partnering with CSS Entertainment comes at an exciting time for Legion M.  Our fourth round of equity crowdfunding is currently open, and we’re building on the momentum of two recent projects that have received unbelievable attention:  MANDY, which had a very successful theatrical release this fall, and our recently announced comic book and feature film project GIRL WITH NO NAME” said Jeff Annison, cofounder and president of Legion M.  “We’re thrilled to be working with CSS Entertainment, and adding uplifting, community-driven series to our growing slate of projects.”

“We are excited to be working with an innovator like Legion M,” said Elana Sofko, COO of CSS Entertainment.  “It’s a great time to take advantage of the changes in the entertainment industry and foster direct relationships with fans in an engaging way.  We look forward to working with Legion M on Screen Media theatrical releases as well as developing and delivering great television series.”

Remember, you can join Legion M WITHOUT investing. This will give you the opportunity to participate in the “members only” forum, and possibly give some input into future projects! It’s definitely a fun group of people to watch grow, as well as the company!! This is exciting news for both companies, and we hope that it ends up being a great partnership!

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Are you ready for a bonus episode!! We spoke with Paul Scanlan, co-founder of Legion M!! Legion M is the world FIRST, fan owned entertainment company!! You, as a fan, can buy shares of the company. You will have a say in what the company invests in, through polls, or scouting, or various other programs!!

Paul spoke to us about how Legion M came to be, and what their goals are. He tells us a story of wanting to unite 1 million fans together, into an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry!! Imagine having 1 million fans all going to see the product that they’ve invested in, what a great way to get some good numbers at the box office!!

We talk about how you can get involved through investing, but also for free. A free membership still affords you the chance to go to the get together events, check out the forums, and try and help steer the company, through opinion. Fourth round of investing is happening right now, with only a $100 minimum, it’s a great time to invest in what we believe to be an awesome start up company, with great goals that we can get behind!! INVEST NOW

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