Audition for The Marijuana Show™ "Shark Tank for Cannabis™"!
Filmed in a Hollywood Studio in Newport Beach
Summer of 2020!
International search for top cannabis companies
"Shark Tank for Cannabis™" High finance show
Due to Covid-19
we are extending the audition deadline for Season #4 to June 30th, 2020
The Marijuana Show™ Season #4 Updates
or How Covid-19 Almost Wiped Us Out!
By Karen Paull, Co-Founder, Co-Creator and Executive Producer
May 22, 2020
I must admit, the Covid-19 virus almost wiped us out. We had decided to do a show in partnership with a company in Canada, our funds were running out and we had this last hope of making our final season about the kick-ass public companies in Canada.
Then the virus hit. We couldn’t travel anymore, the idea of filming in Canada was out, and suddenly we realized we didn’t have the right partners, either. Wendy and I felt hammered by what felt like the fate that was handed us. We almost gave up, turned in the towel, so to speak.
Not to paint a dark picture of our journey, we had many wins along the way including raising $1,000,000 for our company, which funded Seasons #2 and #3, hired over 120 contractors, paid for lawyers, accountants and staff. We are in deep gratitude for our first investor and will always consider him a friend.
However despite our wins, we had many roadblocks during the way.
Some are hilarious and could make an entirely new reality show; like securing a million dollar lake house in Denver to shoot Season #2, and losing it due to narky neighbors. True story, we were filming outside by the lake, and a neighbor decided he didn’t like our subject matter so he started his lawn mower and would not stop, then he called the police. So, we lost our location and had to switch to a new location while the clock was still running on our crew of 45 including camera, sound, set, PA’s, cast and investors.
It was a nightmare, and our new location was in a work-live space that we had only a few hours to re-set.
Just like most companies in the Cannabis industry, you have to be resilient and flexible in this industry and be able to switch on a dime, to turn things around and create something new out of what appears to be a dismal truth.
So we did…
First, we dug deep into our own personal savings and bought out our investor. Made the company 100% ours, so we had more flexibility and took away that constant feeling someone was over our shoulders. We got our trademark, we started reaching out to Cannabis influencers that we trusted and built solid relationships over the past few months.
Next, we brought in some money from creative joint ventures and negotiating on a project we had been working on “backstage”. We can’t reveal more about it except to say, it gave us the fuel to hire back our web developer, and update our website, re-launch our e-store, and launch the next Season!
1,000 Zoom meetings later, we found the right partners to help take The Marijuana Show to the next level. We always envisioned that our show would graduate from Amazon Prime to a major network for a boat load of ROI for us and our investors on the television show. And now we have found the right partners.
Our producing partners have a sound studio in Newport Beach, and they have sold three shows to major networks this quarter alone. Our mutual goal is to film a new polished, in -studio sizzle reel that will spark the network executives to sign us for a few seasons on Netflix, Discovery or another major network.
Another gift Covid-19 brought us is our viewing audience. People are going through and binging shows like never before, but most major studios are still closed while smaller production companies like ours are thriving!
Cut to Auditions for Season #4 Sizzle Reel~ We are seeking ACTORS to play investors and contestants on the sizzle reel--to give the best possible 5 minutes the studio exec’s have ever seen so they green light our show.
With that announcement, we are in a rush to secure one investor to put her/his name on the sizzle reel, with their company’s brand all over it. This will be our flagship sizzle reel that gets shared all over the web with a goal of 1 Million hits minimum. It will be flashy, higher end, polished, shark-tank-esque, brilliant and over the top. This nominal investment is the last piece needed, if interested email us at: Producers@themarijuanashow.com
For those wanting to be on the sizzle reel, we are filming in Newport Beach in June 2020, so you have to be there and auditions are live now! https://themarijuanashow.com/
Good news! If chosen for the sizzle reel and/or the show, your audition fee is refunded in full, plus actors chosen for the reel are paid! What a deal!
Wendy and I are over the moon and thankful to this time in order to rethink and reshape our company to the highest level, to the place we have always envisioned our show, on a network and a household name!
Our goal, as it has always been, is to remove the stigma that still exists that Cannabis users are lazy, that Cannabis is a gateway drug, or that Cannabis is for losers. While the SAFE banking act was implemented, most banks still do not support our businesses, so our show is a vehicle for Entrepreneurs to get funded by investors!
It’s time to celebrate Cannabis users and reflect the real lives of people in our industry so we can finally legalize Cannabis in the USA! We also want to reflect the diversity of our community, and share the beauty of collaboration that happens every single day in the Cannabis industry.
Thank you everyone for your support through all these years, as we celebrate our six year anniversary in Cannabis, we honor all the friends and fans we have made over these years. We could not have done it without you!
Take it higher, follow your dreams!
Karen J. Paull
The Hit Amazon Prime series, “The Marijuana Show”
Toronto (April 27, 2020)—Late Breaking News: The Marijuana Show, “ Shark Tank for Cannabis™” (CNBC) have announced online Auditions for Investors and Contestants. Producers will accept submissions from now thru May 15, 2020 seeking investors and entrepreneurs from all over the World in Cannabis, Hemp, CBD, ancillary, tech, real-estate or related sustainable products.
Karen Paull states; "We are very excited to partner this season with Gravitas Financial on Season #4, an International Bank based in Toronto with an expertise in vetting companies in the Cannabis industry. Our auditions are open to any profitable, scalable Cannabis company that desires to be acquired or receive additional investment by the top Public and Private companies in the Cannabis industry. Together, we will create a powerful international show featuring the largest Cannabis companies in the World as the “Sharks” coupled with top pedigree companies pitching for investment.
Wendy Robbins adds, “This is why we are calling Season #4, “The Shark Tank for Pot™”, it’s appropriate. ”With a projected revenue of $50 Billion by 2026 (Marketwatch), the producers are excited to partner with disruptive companies that take our industry to the next level”
Forbes states, “According to Arcview Market Research and its research partner BDS Analytics, over the next 10 years, the legal cannabis industry will see much progress around the globe. Spending on legal cannabis worldwide is expected to hit $57 billion by 2027. The adult-use (recreational) market will cover 67% of the spending; medical marijuana will take up the remaining 33%. The largest group of cannabis buyers will be in North America, going from $9.2 billion in 2017 to $47.3 billion a decade later.
Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull created The Marijuana Show in the summer of 2014. The show's concept was created initially as a means to help entrepreneurs in the Cannabis industry create a blueprint to success and investment, yet it skyrocketed into a widely critically acclaimed television show with over 250 Million press reach, over 20 Million in funding offered to contestants, three full seasons, and distribution on Amazon Prime reaching 75 Million subscribers and over 7 Million have viewed the show.
Executive Producer Karen Paull shares, “Past seasons focused on start-ups because it was a nascent industry and investors were eager to get equity in the next “Amazon of Cannabis”. However, our industry has evolved and our show is a reflection of the enormous growth in this multi-billion dollar industry.
To your smokin' audition~
Karen and Wendy, and our MJ Show Team!
The Hit Amazon Prime series, “The Marijuana Show”
LOS ANGELES (January 31, 2018)—The Marijuana Show, the first-ever reality show about the business of Marijuana that “Smoked Shark Tank” (Forbes) are holding auditions online in search of the next Global Marijuana Millionaire. Producers will accept submissions from now thru May 31st, 2018 seeking established companies in Cannabis, Hemp, CBD, ancillary, tech, real-estate or related sustainable products.
Wendy Robbins shares, "We are very excited to hold a few live auditions in Maui and Washington early next year with The Maui Cannabis Conference January 6-7th, and CannaCon (Seattle Feb 14-16th, 2018) as well as other conferences early this year. We also welcome all applicants to audition online right here and now!"
With more countries going legal (Jamaica, Spain, Netherlands, Uruguay, Canada) or decriminalizing Cannabis, there is a huge opportunity to take your brand global, and with the ever-changing regulations in the USA thanks to our administration, it seems logical to support the expansion into global markets.
Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull created The Marijuana Show in the summer of 2014. The show's concept was created initially as a means to help entrepreneur's in the Cannabis industry create a blueprint to success and investment, yet it skyrocketed into a widely critically acclaimed television show with over 250 Million press reach, over 20 Million in funding offered to contestants, two full seasons, and distribution on Amazon Prime reaching 75 Million subscribers and over 7 Million have viewed the show.
The successful “Shark Tank for Cannabis” Reality-Competition Show profiles a group of ganjapreneur hopefuls from pre-revenue companies to more seasoned companies seeking capital and mentorship. The shows producers are accredited investors themselves, having both launched several multi-million dollar companies, and successfully closed $1 Million in capital for the show in their first round.
With a projected revenue of $50 Billion by 2026 (Marketwatch), we are excited to partner with disruptive companies that take our industry global! The market is on fire and investors are eager to find the next 'Apple' of weed. We are grateful to have the first-to-market Cannabis business incubator and accelerator Television show that partners with our contestants to take their ideas from seed to sale, states Karen Paull, Co-Founder.
"Plus, leveraging our hit television show and our streaming education program, Bud Camp featuring experts in law, marketing, compliance, branding, investment and more, we provide all the tools any entrepreneur or investor would need to make an informed and educated decision," states Wendy Robbins, Co-Founder.
Bud Camp is an online accelerator to learn from and interact with experts in the cannabis industry. It is launching the first seminar on "How to create a profitable Cannabis business" in late January. Updates will be shared on our site and social media.
If you want to be on Television and pitch for investment on "Shark Tank for Cannabis" now is the chance of a lifetime with Season #4 GLOBAL Auditions!
To your smokin' audition~
Karen and Wendy, and our MJ Show Team!