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Brain Pickings: The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc – The graphic in the image shows exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and denoument as being of equal length. But rising action should be most of story.
LATimes: MPAA’s Chris Dodd extends olive branch to Silicon Valley – If I were Silicon Valley, this would worry me. Dodd is a snake, and more likely he is buttering them up, trying to lay the groundwork for a SOPA sequel.
Variety: MoviePass is back, and this time it looks like there’s nothing exhibitors can do to stop it – If you do sign up for the service, do me a favor and use my link: http://movi.ps/QGehy6. I don’t make any money, but it helps increase my chances of being part of the early tests.
YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
Don’t make movies the world is ready for. Make movies the world should be ready for.