Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with Christopher Lockhart Pt 5

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Christopher Lockhart is a Hollywood executive, filmmaker and educator. He started his career at ICM working alongside legendary talent agent Ed Limato, advising him on projects for his star-studded clientele that included Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and Liam Neeson. Chris also ran the Story Department and oversaw the Agent Trainee Program.  Chris followed Limato to the William Morris and stayed by Limato’s side until Ed's death in 2010. Chris remains at WME as the Story Editor, helping find projects for talent like Denzel Washington.  As a filmmaker, Chris co-produced the 2009 cult horror movie “The Collector,”  He wrote and produced the documentary “Most Valuable Players,” which won many awards on the festival circuit including the “Documentary Channel Audience Award” at the Nashville Film Festival.  It made its theatrical debut in 2010 and was hailed by the International Documentary Association as the “feel good documentary of the year.”   It was subsequently acquired by Oprah Winfrey to be part of her Documentary Club.   When it had its broadcast premiere on OWN in 2011, TV Guide called it “a genuine treat.”   It was released on DVD & VOD earlier this year.  Chris co-produced “The Collection” – the sequel to his horror film - which was released nationwide in November.  Fangoria called the movie “an ultra-bloody, smart thrill ride” and Entertainment Weekly rated it a B-. Chris currently has several projects in development. Chris estimates he has read over 30,000 scripts throughout his career. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

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