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AFMX 2023 FESTIVAL-Center Stage Conversation #4 – Inside the Inside Pitch with Chris Lockhart

/ September 30, 2023 9:00 am

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All Center Stage Conversations are filmed and will be available on the AFMX website after the 2023 September 27- October 1, 2023 festival.

Get ready to dive into the world of pitching loglines with industry expert Chris Lockhart at The Lobo Theater, 3013 Central Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

During this engaging session, Chris Lockhart will share his invaluable insights and tips on crafting compelling loglines that captivate the attention of producers and executives in the film industry. Whether you’re an aspiring screenwriter or simply curious about the art of pitching, this event is perfect for you.

THE INSIDE PITCH is a unique Facebook community for screenwriters, filmmakers & creatives designed to demystify the art & industry of Hollywood screenwriting and filmmaking.

Christopher is a story editor for a major Beverly Hills talent agency. He also teaches & produces, offering information from all sides of the business. THE INSIDE PITCH is a safe place to ask & answer questions and exchange ideas and information on the craft and business of moviemaking.

Christopher will lead a conversation/master class for AFMX, which will include:- crafting the logline

– how to pitch your project, including do’s and don’ts

– structuring and pitching your project

– how to attract producers to your script

Join this informative and inspiring panel to see why Christopher is well-known and admired in the screenwriting community.


Chris is an executive, filmmaker and educator with 30-plus years of industry experience. He’s read over 60,000 screenplays in his career. As Story Editor at William Morris Endeavor (WME), the world’s largest diversified talent agency, he curates film and TV projects for A-list actors such as Denzel Washington.

Chris got his start at International Creative Management (ICM), where he worked as script consultant to legendary talent agent Ed Limato, who represented industry giants such as Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Michelle Pfeiffer, Liam Neeson and Robert Downey, Jr. Chris later moved to the William Morris Agency, which merged with Endeavor to form WME.

Chris branched off into film producing with the cult horror hit “The Collector” and its sequel, “The Collection,” which opened in the top ten American box-office. He wrote and produced award-winning documentary “Most Valuable Players,” which was acquired by Oprah Winfrey for her network. He is co-producer on the upcoming Bron Studio thriller “Solitary” starring David Oyelowo and is currently in pre-production for “Crooked Creek,” a neo-noir thriller.

In his spare time, he started Facebook group THE INSIDE PITCH, where he moderates 13,000-plus creatives and offers daily advice and feedback on the Hollywood script maze. He is a member of the Writers Guild, the Producers Guild and the Television Academy.

He’s lectured around the world on the craft and business of screenwriting and is an adjunct professor at National University’s Professional Screenwriting Program. His writing workshop, “The Inside Pitch,” was filmed for Los Angeles television and earned him an Emmy Award nomination. Chris graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA in dramatic writing and was awarded the school’s Public Service Prize for his dedication to public education.

Christopher is an industry exec, filmmaker and educator who works with A-list talent such as Denzel Washington. But what’s even more impressive is the incredible amount of time he spends guiding up-and-coming screenwriters and filmmakers on how to pitch and structure projects for the best chance of success.

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