A Non-Profit Group of Writers Helping Writers
Time: January 7, 2012 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Glendale Central Library
Street: 222 E. Harvard St.
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Event Type: general, membership, meering
Organized By: Monica Hafer
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2012
Chris Lockhart, Story Editor at William Morris Endeavor, makes his annual visit to hear and critique members’ pitches. The audience will pick the best pitch and Chris will take the writer out for a bite to eat, discuss the script in detail, and answer questions about the business.
Chris is the Story Editor at WME (William Morris Endeavor), where he looks for potential film projects for a small roster of "A" list clients including Denzel Washington and Steve Martin. He previously spent nine years at ICM, where duties included running the Story Department. Chris has an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s film school. He has taught at UCLA, Los Angeles Valley College and lectured around the country. He has been featured in periodicals like "The Writer" magazine and on Fox Morning News.
His writing workshop, “The Inside Pitch,” aired on local TV and earned him an L.A. Area Emmy nomination. As a producer, Chris has set-up several projects including “A Rhinestone Alibi” (at Paramount). He co-produced “The Collector” (released nationwide in 7/09), and is producer/writer of “Most Valuable Players,” a feature length documentary which made its theatrical debut in New York and Los Angeles in the summer of 2010 and is currently playing the film festival circuit. The documentary has been acquired by a major televsion network and will make its North American broadcast and video premiere in 2011. Chris is currently on the producing team of “The Collector” sequel .