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1 From Storyline to Box Office : A New Approach for GreenLighting Movie Scripts

  title={1 From Storyline to Box Office : A New Approach for GreenLighting Movie Scripts},
  author={Jehoshua Eliashberg and Sam K. Hui and Z. John Zhang},
Movie studios often have to choose among thousands of scripts to decide which ones to turn into movies. Despite the huge amount of money at stake, this process, known as “green-lighting” in the movie industry, is largely a guesswork based on experts’ experience and intuitions. In this paper, we propose a new approach to help studios evaluate scripts which will then lead to more profitable green-lighting decisions. Our approach combines screenwriting domain knowledge, natural language processing… 

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