Paul Scanlan

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Paul Scanlan
NationalityAmerican
EducationBA Communications
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
OccupationCEO and Co-founder of Legion M
Known forBringing Live TV to Cell Phones [1]
AwardsEmmy for Technical Achievement in Advancing Television (2005)

Paul Scanlan is an American business person and co-founder and CEO of Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.[2] Scanlan is also the President and co-founder of MobiTV, the first company to stream video to mobile devices.[3]

Education and Early Career[edit]

Scanlan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in communications.[4][5] He began his career in sales at telecommunications firm Lucent Technologies, Inc. and later co-founded a boutique ad agency.[6] Paul was also a managing partner at Enterprise IG (now Brand Union) prior to co-founding MobiTV.[7]

MobiTV[edit]

Scanlan partnered with Phillip Alvelda and Jeff Annison to found MobiTV (originally known as Idetic) in 1999. In 2005, Scanlan and team were awarded an Emmy for Technical Achievement in Advancing Television.[8] Forbes named him a person you need to know in 2011, largely, for creating the mobile video space with MobiTV and launching the first mobile television network with Sprint in 2003.[9] Scanlan has also helped to raise more than $100 million in investment for the company.[10]

His first role was VP of marketing, moving to the position of chief operating officer in 2005 and president in 2007.[11] He has also been a member of the board since inception.[12][13]

Legion M[edit]

Scanlan, along with business partner and MobiTV co-founder Jeff Annison, founded Legion M in 2016 as the industry’s first fan-owned media company.[14] Legion M is the first entertainment studio that allows fans to invest in and be part of the creation of new movies, television shows, virtual reality and other pieces of entertainment content.[15] The company has raised $3 million in funding from more than 7,000 fan owners as of March 2018.[16] It drives revenue through partnerships with creators, independent filmmakers, and established Hollywood studios.[17]

The global community has since grown to more than 30,000 members, including it’s more than 7,000 fan-owners.[18]

Advisors of the company include Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (“Robot Chicken,” “SuperMansion”); Neon’s and Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League; president of Legendary Digital Networks Adam Rymer; and head of comedy TV at Sony Scott Landsman.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MobiTV moves to Emeryville, doubles top line". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 2005-10-23.
  2. ^ Thompson, Simon. "Seth Green Among The Backers Of Hollywood's First Fan-Owned Entertainment Company". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  3. ^ Krakow, Gary. "Watching TV on a Cell Phone". MSNBC. Retrieved 2004-11-22.
  4. ^ Straubhaar, Joseph; LaRose, Robert; Davenport, Lucinda (2009-07-28). Media Now, 2010 Update: Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology, Enhanced. Cengage Learning. ISBN 0495570087.
  5. ^ "Paul Scanlan, University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumnus Brings New Venture Legion M to Oversubscribed, Record-Setting $1 Million Equity Crowdfunding Round". Wisconsin Alumni Association. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  6. ^ Shah, Tarang; Shah, Sheetal (2011-11-16). Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes. Apress. ISBN 9781430238379.
  7. ^ Shah, Tarang; Shah, Sheetal (2011-11-16). Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes. Apress. ISBN 9781430238379.
  8. ^ "USATODAY.com - TV on cellphones? Funny but profitable". usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  9. ^ Humphrey, Michael. "Names You Need to Know in 2011: Paul Scanlan of MobiTV". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  10. ^ Straubhaar, Joseph; LaRose, Robert; Davenport, Lucinda (2009-07-28). Media Now, 2010 Update: Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology, Enhanced. Cengage Learning. ISBN 0495570087.
  11. ^ "MobiTV Announces Top-Management Changes". Multichannel. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  12. ^ "Paul Scanlan, Mobitv Inc: Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  13. ^ "Our Team – MOBITV". www.mobitv.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  14. ^ Hersko, Tyler. "Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment company, gives viewers a say for $7 a share". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  15. ^ Hersko, Tyler. "Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment company, gives viewers a say for $7 a share". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  16. ^ Desk, TV News. "Legion M and Electric Entertainment Team Up on Upcoming Thriller BAD SAMARITAN". Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  17. ^ "David Tennant Reacts to Fans Reacting to David Tennant in Bad Samaritan Trailer During Legion M Wondercon Panel - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. 2018-03-24. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  18. ^ "WonderCon 2018: Legion M (Dan Berry In Conversation with Paul Scanlan) and news on new projects". An Englishman In San Diego. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  19. ^ Tedder, Michael (2017-07-18). "Legion M Transforms the Face of Media Start-Ups". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-24.