Jeff Annison is an American businessperson, and co-founder and president of Legion M, the world's first fan-owned entertainment company. Annison is also the co-founder and CEO of New York Rock Exchange, co-founder and CEO of Underground Labs, and co-founder of MobiTV.
|Education||BS Mechanical Engineering|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Co-Founder and President of Legion M Co-Founder of MobiTV|
|Awards||Emmy for Technical Achievement in Advancing Television (2005)|
Education and early career
Annison received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and began his career designing special effects for theme park rides at Universal Studios, and later designing toys for Hasbro.
Annison, along with business partner and MobiTV co-founder Paul Scanlan, founded Legion M in 2016 as the first entertainment studio allowing fans to invest in the creation of movies, TV shows, and other entertainment content. Legion M's model was made possible after the SEC passed Title IV of the JOBS Act, which allowed non-accredited investors to make investments in small businesses. Legion M is currently backed by Seth Green, co-creator of the Emmy-winning TV series Robot Chicken, and Gaston Dominguez of Meltdown Entertainment.
New York Rock Exchange
Annison partnered with Paul Scanlan and Phillip Alvelda to found MobiTV (originally known as Idetic) in 1999. Annison's first role was engineering and product management. The company was founded in order to deliver television to mobile devices. In 2005, Annison and his team were awarded an Emmy for Technical Achievement in Advancing Television for their work with MobiTV.
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