Winner of “Pitch Off With Christopher Lockhart”!

Winner of “Pitch Off With Christopher Lockhart”!

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And we have a winner!

Winner, Darnell Brown
David Gittins, Executive Director, Darnell Brown (winner!), Christopher Lockhart, and Adam Skelter (1st runner-up) May 12, 2018.

Darnell Brown is the winner of our first “Pitch Off with Christopher Lockhart.”  Congratulations to him for the great job and well-deserved win!

Thanks to everyone that participated, first & foremost, Christopher Lockhart from WME Entertainment who gave such great insights and entertainment in equal amounts, the writers that chose to participate and pitched and competed with grace and panache, the writers in the room who supported and cheered them on, and Final Draft @finaldraftinc who generously sponsored this event, allowing us to award the 4 semi-finalists with copies of Final Draft.  We couldn’t have had such a successful event without all of you!


“Pitch Off with Christopher Lockhart” a head-to-head knockout pitching competition in which writers pitch off against one another to win a unique prize

On Saturday, May 12th, TV Writers Fund for the Future was pleased to present this fun and informative event where writers tested their story idea and pitching chops by pitching in front of Christopher Lockhart, Story Editor at WME Entertainment, and an audience of fellow writers.  The winner, Darnell Brown, is getting a one-on-one consultation with Christopher Lockhart, to discuss his project and career.

Only 16 submissions were chosen to participate. Before each round, names were randomly drawn from those 16, then paired off into head-to-head match-ups. Each writer pitched and Christopher provided feedback and suggestions and the better of the two pitches (decided by the audience) proceeded to the next round. In the final, Christopher let the audience decide the winner.

Christopher Lockhart is the Story Editor at WME, the world’s largest talent agency, where he helps to find projects for talent such as Denzel Washington, Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Rachel McAdams. He started his career at ICM working alongside Ed Limato, advising him on projects for clientele such as Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Gere, Robert Downey, Jr., and Liam Neeson. As a filmmaker, he co-produced the cult horror film “The Collector” and its sequel “The Collection.” He wrote and produced the documentary “Most Valuable Players”. His filmed screenwriting workshop, “The Inside Pitch,” earned him an Emmy nomination and he received the Public Service Prize for his commitment to public education. Chris graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA in dramatic writing. Chris is a member of the Television Academy, the WGA, and the PGA.

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