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Over the course of 2013, Karel Segers and the wonderful team over at The Story Dept published 12 x guest blog posts  (one per month) on – StoryAlity Theory: a study of the common elements of the top 20 RoI (Return on Investment) films.

The StoryAlity study (JT Velikovsky, 2012-2016) is the first of its kind in the world, and is intended to help filmmakers (screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, etc.) aiming to reach the widest possible audience, for the least possible film budget (as did: the top 20 RoI films).

The 12-part blog series below is a short summary* of StoryAlity Theory.

The links to the 12 x posts at The Story Dept:

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 1 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 2 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 3 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 4 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 5 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 6 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 7 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 8 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 9 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 10 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 11 – @ The Story Dept

Writing the High-RoI Film – Part 12 – @ The Story Dept

And – thanks yet again, to Karel and the whole team @ The Story Dept – great site-! (Karel is also one of the best-known and most highly-respected Script Analysts in the business, and is also a former script assessor for the national Writers Guild.)

And – for more detail on the evolutionary systems (or, complexity) view of narrative and bioculture in general, see, this book chapter:

StoryAlity #132The holon/parton structure of the Meme, the unit of culture – and the narreme, or unit of story – book chapter (Velikovsky 2016)

And for a great consilience & creativity & evolution reading list, see:

StoryAlity #71On Consilience in the Arts / Humanities / Communication

Comments, always welcome.

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JT Velikovsky

High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie and Transmedia Researcher

The above is (mostly) an adapted excerpt, from my doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema”. It is presented here for the benefit of fellow screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. For more, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

JT Velikovsky is also a produced feature film screenwriter and million-selling transmedia writer-director-producer. He has been a professional story analyst for major film studios, film funding organizations, and for the national writer’s guild. For more see: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/

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REFERENCES

Velikovsky, J. T. (2016). `The Holon/Parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts.‘ In A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications. New York: IGI Global.

NOTES

(For a longer/more detailed version, see the 100+ x weblog posts at: StoryAlity: An Index to this blog.**)

** (Also – for a really long version, see: the 100,000 word doctoral dissertation on StoryAlity Theory.)

Also, see the (30-minute) StoryAlity Theory i-doc (online interactive documentary).

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