Monday, August 30, 2010
Christopher Lockhart is a Hollywood executive, teacher and producer. For a dozen years, Chris has worked as the Story Editor at ICM, the William Morris Agency and, currently, the newly formed WME. During his tenure, Chris worked with legendary talent agent Ed Limato (who recently passed away) helping to find film projects for actors such as Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Steve Martin, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Liam Neeson, Claire Danes and many others. He has also consulted on hundreds of screenplays with studio executives, producers and writers from around the world. Chris estimates he has read over 30,000 screenplays.
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Rex Sikes’ Movie Beat chat’s with story editor/producer Christopher Lockhart PT 5
As a producer, Chris set up A RHINESTONE ALIBI at Paramount with Julie Richardson. He co-produced THE COLLECTOR, which was released nationwide in the summer of 2009 and is one of the producers on the sequel, which is currently in pre-production.
Chris is the writer/producer of a feature length documentary called MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS, which ran in NYC and LA in the summer of 2010 as part of the prestigious DocuWeeks and will make its film festival premiere in October ’10 at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California.
Chris has taught screenwriting classes at UCLA and Los Angeles Valley College and lectured at conferences throughout the country. His popular article “I Wrote a 120 Page Script but Can’t Write a Logline: The Construction of a Logline” has become the de facto reference on the subject and is used in film schools across the globe. His writing workshop “The Inside Pitch” was televised in Los Angeles and earned him an Emmy nomination.
He appeared on “Fox Morning News” and has been featured in many periodicals including The Writer magazine. Chris contributes to the online screenwriting co-op
He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Chris was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, where he was a high school English teacher and taught basic writing skills to prison inmates. He received an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University.
Chris lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah, a chiropractor, and their two-year-old son, Jack.