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My name’s JT Velikovsky and I’m a million-selling Transmedia Writer-Producer-Director.
More on all of that, here: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/ …But that’s not important right now.

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JT Velikovsky

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The topic of my doctoral research thesis is: “Communication, Creativity, and Consilience in Cinema”.
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In my research, (and PhD thesis) I examine creativity – and, specifically, comparing the of screenwriting manuals to the extremes of movie RoI, or Return on Investment (or Movie Audience Reach / Production Cost).
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The core research question essentially is: “What makes a great film story?”


I examine common story / movie elements in the Top 20 RoI movies, and compare those findings to the Bottom 20 RoI Movies. And I compare that to the screenwriting orthodoxy. And: the result is probably not what you’d expect.
So – the very first part of “The Problem” (research question) with all this is: Define a “great” film story…?
If this is of interest, I suggest, maybe starting at Blog Post #1 and reading right through…
i.e.: An Index To the Posts On This Blog. Or just dive in and out, wherever seems interesting…

There is also a High-RoI Screenwriting Manual – and a 100,000-word doctoral thesis – but this research weblog includes certain selected information/excerpts, in the hope it is useful or helpful to screenwriters and filmmakers everywhere.
…Comments and feedback, always extremely welcome…
Thanks for reading!

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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4 thoughts on “More About The Author

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  2. Hey JT – Just starting to look at your blog after seeing the email you sent me through research gate. I am amazed and a little daunted! By the way – if you have a moment, have a squizz at my photographs – just follow the gravatar.

    Liz Hoyle

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