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Legion M’s Film Scout: Movie Acquisition App Looks at Growth After Virtual Sundance

Legion M’s Film Scout: Movie Acquisition App Looks at Growth After Virtual Sundance

Selling independent films is a fraught business amid the chaos of the annual film festival circuit, but last year Legion M debuted an ace in its back pocket — hundreds of app users on smartphones, weighing on what titles were most likely to succeed.

That’s how Film Scout was born, the app that lets a mix of public and industry users on the ground at events like Sundance rate titles they’ve screened. In turn, its fan-owned parent company Legion M uses the insights to invest in acquisition titles and partner with filmmakers on future projects.

“It’s been fascinating because for the last two years, we look back at the data we have from thousands of people playing and voting on the platform, the predictions are pretty accurate to wide audience taste,” said Legion M Co-CEO Paul Scanlan.

His fellow Co-CEO Jeff Annison added that “our scores during Sundance

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