This post (below) has the link to my PhD thesis (published online, December 2016).

The Top 20 RoI Movies - StoryAlity Theory

A PhD research study, comparing: the Top 20 RoI (Return-on-Investment) Movies, to the orthodoxy (i.e.: the doxa) of screenwriting (i.e. popular `how-to’ screenwriting manuals)

For the link to the PhD (PDF-file) see: StoryAlity #135PhD Dissertation Addendum

And/Or – there is a very brief Summary post of the dissertation (some Key Findings of the PhD study on Movie Creativity/RoI), here.

(…Or – you could read this whole PhD-research blog, it’s like a Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of the 100,000-word PhD thesis.)

Also – if you are looking for this book-chapter, from the Appendix of my PhD:

Velikovsky, J. T. (2016c). The holon/parton theory of the unit of culture (or the meme, and narreme) in science, media, entertainment and the arts. Chapter in A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications (pp. 208–246). New York: IGI Global.

It is a free PDF, here. (…It does not appear in the PhD-PDF file, for strange reasons.)

Also here is a 15-min PowerPoint Summary on YouTube, of the PhD.


But of course, to fully understand it, read the PhD. (…It’s FREE !!! )

Thanks for visiting!

Note – If Transmedia (not just Movies/Films) is of interest, see also, the PPT-videos at Transmedia @ ANZCA2017.


Dr JT Velikovsky, Ph.D (Communication)

High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie & Transmedia Researcher

& Evolutionary Systems Theorist

& Transmedia Writer-Director-Producer: Movies, Games, TV, Theatre, Books, Comics

The above link is is to my doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema” (Velikovsky 2016). It is presented here for the benefit of fellow screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. For more on my research, 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/