All About the Fans: Interview with Legion M’s Jeff Annison

Jeff Annison of Legion M

I remember several weeks ago, scrolling down my Facebook news feed, and seeing this ad for a studio called Legion M. Normally I scroll on by ads, cause, ads, but this one gave me pause – it said in the preview that it was a fan-owned studio, and that anyone could invest. 

I clicked the link – another rarity – and read up on it. Founded in 2016, it allows fans to invest in the creation of film, TV, and other entertainment content (for instance, a virtual reality interview with Stan Lee, one of their first works in progress). 

Currently, the studio is being backed by Robot Chicken’s Seth Green and Gaston Dominguez of Meltdown Entertainment.

“Legion M is the world’s first FAN-OWNED entertainment company. We work with top tier Hollywood talent to create movies, TV shows, and other entertainment experiences. And for the first time in history, YOU can own a piece of it.”

Sadly, my freed up funds were going to traveling back to Chicago – Rosemont, specifically, for Wizard World Comic Con. Good fortune smiled upon me, however, and I had to opportunity to interview the co-founder and president of Legion M, Mr. Jeff Annison.

We met in the hotel lobby at noon, and he was as friendly and cheerful as can be. Jeff was very open and honest as I asked him questions, giving in-depth responses, letting me know what he really thought.

Jill Robi Interviews Jeff Annison
Jill Robi Interviews Jeff Annison

My favorite question of the afternoon was probably his response to whether or not if he himself was a fanboy:

“I’m not a hardcore fanboy of any particular series…but I love the diversity of ‘Star Wars’ [The Force Awakens]… But what really drives me–I’m a fan of fanboys and fangirls. I love seeing people that are so passionate. That’s what I love about the whole comic con community…”

After our invigorating interview, I signed up to join Legion M right away. Ready to sign up? Here’s where you can make it happen.

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Writer. Journalist. Creator.Jill Robi is a writer first, and a fangirl second. A Chicago native with a BA in fiction writing, she is a journalist, movie aficionado, self-proclaimed geek, avid comic-con attendee and panelist, cosplayer, and fandom participant. A freelancer, she continues to grow her own creation, Fangirl, as a press and film critic.Jill is a seasoned writer, predominantly known for her interviews. She has worked for Unite4:Good magazine, where she cut her journalistic teeth with legend Dionne Warwick, a plethora of CEOs and various musical talent.A freelancer, she has worked for the Sugar Gamers and Black Girl Nerds. Jill regularly contributes to The Geek Initiative as a press and film critic.11893743_10101299606964507_8393959155463387595_oCurrently, Jill is working on her fourth novel. Not keen on being traditional, it is also her fourth, vastly different genre to write in [street contemporary]. Though she favors pop-fic and chick lit, Jill also likes to write poetry, noir, and sci-fi/fantasy. She particularly loves exploring character studies.She writes first and foremost for her own entertainment. She hopes that by sharing her work with the world, she can also achieve the entertainment and enjoyment of others as well.

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