Christopher Lockhart

Christopher Lockhart

Story Editor

Christopher Lockhart is the Story Editor at William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment, the world’s largest talent agency, where he helps to find projects for celebrated talent such as Denzel Washington.

Chris began his career at ICM Partners working alongside legendary talent agent Ed Limato as his script consultant, advising him on projects for his star-studded clientele such as Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Gere, Robert Downey, Jr., and Liam Neeson. His story expertise has been put to use on countless movies including the 2016 Sundance Film Festival sensation “The Birth of a Nation.” Chris has lectured around the world on the business, pitching, and writing of screenplays and has published multiple articles on these subjects. His screenwriting workshop, “The Inside Pitch,” was filmed for Los Angeles television and earned him an Emmy award nomination.

As a filmmaker, Chris co-produced the cult horror film “The Collector” and its sequel “The Collection.” He also wrote and produced the documentary “Most Valuable Players,” which won worldwide accolades and was acquired by Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN.

Chris is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has an MFA in dramatic writing. He received the Public Service Prize for his commitment to public education and is a member of the Television Academy, the WGA, and the PGA. Mr. Lockhart is currently an adjunct professor at National University’s Professional Screenwriting Program. He resides in Beverly Hills, CA and has a seven-year-old son.

Sessions

May 20, 2016
The Art of Pitching
RM 321
1:30 pm
May 20, 2016
Producers Panel
RM 320
3:00 pm
May 21, 2016
Documentary Filmmaking
RM 320
2:00 PM
May 22, 2016
Pitch Finale
RM 321
4:00 PM
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