Solving Equation of a Hit Film Script, With Data ⇒

Brooks Barnes, reporting for the New York Times, on Vinny Bruzzese’s screenplay data-crunching company:

For as much as $20,000 per script, Mr. Bruzzese and a team of analysts compare the story structure and genre of a draft script with those of released movies, looking for clues to box-office success.

Used to be you got into the movie business to make movies.