In my 30-year practice as a securities/entertainment attorney, working with independent film producers seeking to obtain film finance from private investors, some of these producers have from time to time raised the question (or possibility) of financing some or all of the production costs of their film through foreign pre-sales.

Bragi Schut has been a working writer for a decade and a half on TV shows like Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and Threshold as well as 2011’s feature film Season of the Witch.

PAUL: DC Comics and Warner Brothers have the holiday season all to themselves. No Marvel or Star Wars getting in the way. The entire pop culture-driven movie landscape is theirs. So, the question is, “how will they screw it up?”