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The Insider View: Live Webinar with WME Executive Christopher Lockhart

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (PDT)

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   Hollywood Film Executive
   Christopher Lockhart
   Answers Your
   Questions Live!
   A Screenwriting Webinar
   Brought to You by
   Final Draft, Inc.
   The Industry Standard

What would you ask someone who has read 30,000 screenplays? Someone who helps find scripts for A-List actors? Now is your chance to find out from a film executive, producer, and educator how to increase your odds of selling a script to Hollywood.

Christopher Lockhart is story editor at the venerable William Morris Endeavor company where he reads thousands of scripts every year, deciding which writers to represent or which scripts to pass on to his A-List acting clients. He has represented screenwriters and has produced films, and he knows what makes a script marketable in today's industry.

During this informative webinar, he will cover topics screenwriters need to know like:

  • What are a writer's most viable ways into the business?
  • What are the pros and cons of screenwriting contests?
  • When and how should new writers seek representation?
  • Does a script have to be high concept?
  • How can writers get in the room to pitch their material?
  • How can writers attract actors to their scripts?
  • When should writers consider making their own film?
  • What makes a script more attractive to producers?
  • What are some secrets to making dialogue pop?
  • How can you make sure the pacing in your script doesn't lag?
  • .... and much more!

As an aspiring screenwriter, you've asked these questions on message boards, at conferences, and to consultants. But now is your chance to ask a working Hollywood film executive what you need to know about pitching and selling your script in today's industry.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out how Christopher Lockhart helps writers break into the business and how you can use his knowledge to get the most out of your career.

Register now to ensure your spot at the live webinar event for only $25 (plus Eventbrite fees). You will receive an email with instructions on attending this event.

There will also be a live question-and-answer session during the last 20 minutes of the webinar where all attendees can chat questions to Christopher live. These questions will be chosen at random.

If you miss the scheduled time, you will receive an email the morning after the event has closed with a link to watch the video at your convenience.

Register now and spend some quality time with one of today's best-known producers, courtesy of the leading software for scriptwriters in the business, Final Draft.

About Christopher Lockhart:

Christopher Lockhart is a film executive, educator and producer. He is the Story Editor at WME, the world’s largest talent agency, where he looks for projects for “A” list clients including Denzel Washington and Steve Martin. He has an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU and lectures around the country. He has taught at Los Angeles Valley College, UCLA, and is currently a faculty member of National University’s MFA screenwriting program. His writing workshop “The Inside Pitch” was produced for television and earned him an LA Area Emmy® nomination. As a producer, he has set up several studio projects including A Rhinestone Alibi (at Paramount). He co-produced The Collector (released 2009) and its sequel (in post production) The Collection (2012). He wrote and produced the documentary Most Valuable Players (2010), which won the “Documentary Channel Audience Award” at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival and was acquired by Oprah Winfrey as part of the OWN Documentary Club. It made its broadcast premiere on OWN in September 2011 and will debut on DVD and VOD in February 2012. Christopher has read over 30,000 screenplays throughout his career. He has been a guest judge for screenwriting contests like the Big Break, The Wisconsin Screenwriting Contest, and the UCLA Showcase 2011. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Writers Guild of America, West, and the Producers Guild of America.

About Online Webinars:

This webinar will take place on WebEx. WebEx is a simple, online, user-friendly interface that allows you to participate in this event by listening to the speaker and moderator through your computer speaker or headphones, submitting questions during the Q&A period at the end of the event, and watching the video of the event at any time after the webinar is complete.

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Refund Policy: If techinical difficulties are experienced or speakers are unable to attend or must be rescheduled, refunds will be issued only in the form of admission to a future event of your choice.



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