THE INSIDE PITCH is an entertaining and educational live half-hour monthly podcast that features screenwriters pitching their story ideas to Hollywood executive, filmmaker and educator Christopher Lockhart, who will provide constructive feedback – either of the nurturing or punishing kind. Writers may be critiqued on pitching style, story elements or anything else that pops into Lockhart’s mercurial head. It’s a fun, fast and furious 30 minutes that provides an inside look at how a story professional dissects a pitch. All for the budget-friendly price of FREE!
Be sure to check back regularly as we will be posting updates on our shows and articles from our host Chris Lockhart.
Unique traits: Christopher Lockhart is an executive, educator and filmmaker. His career has taken him through the hallowed halls of tenpercenteries ICM and William Morris, where he worked alongside legendary talent agent Ed Limato, advising illustrious clientele like Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steve Martin and Liam Neeson through the Hollywood script maze. Presently, he’s the Story Editor at WME, the world’s largest diversified talent agency, where he finds film projects for celebrated actors like Denzel Washington. Chris has an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has taught at UCLA, Los Angeles Valley College and is an adjunct professor in the MFA Professional Screenwriting Program at National University. As a filmmaker, Chris has developed and set up projects throughout town. He co-produced the cult horror film “The Collector” (2009) and its sequel “The Collection” (2012). He also wrote and produced the award winning documentary “Most Valuable Players,” which was a hit on the festival circuit, saw a theatrical release in 2010 and was acquired by Oprah Winfrey for her Documentary Club, premiering on the OWN network in 2011. Chris created the Los Angeles television special “The Inside Pitch” which gathered over 200 writers to pitch him their story ideas. The program earned Chris an Emmy nomination. Chris is also a member of the Producers Guild of America; the Writers Guild of America, West; and the Television Academy. Throughout his career, Chris estimates he has read over 30,000 screenplays – and has heard as many pitches.