‘Obsession’ trilogy premieres on Lifetime

Lifetime is starting off the summer with a July “Obsession” thriller event. The “Thrillogy” starts on July 10th and runs through the weekend until July 12th, and the three-night movie event tells the disturbing story of Madison Turner and her roommate Blake Collins. The movie stars Celeste Desjardins and Travis Nelson, and Lifetime’s description reads, “Their romantic high quickly crashes as Blake’s warped obsession and fixation with Madison leads them both down a road of danger and deceit.”

If you need to set a reminder, each intertwined movie will premiere at 8pm ET/PT on the three consecutive nights.

The Obsession “Thrillogy” includes “Obsession: Stalked by my Lover,” “Obsession: Escaping My Ex,” and “Obsession: Her Final Vengeance.” You can find the official descriptions below, as well as the premiere dates for each of the three films.

Obsession: Stalked by My Lover (July 10)

When college student Madison Turner’s roommate abruptly leaves, she is forced to quickly find a new one. With very few suitable prospects for a roommate, Madison settles on Blake Collins (Nelson) – attractive, charismatic and, best of all, willing to pay her 2 months’ rent in advance. They hit it off instantly and soon their relationship turns from that of platonic roommates to a romantic couple. But Blake has ulterior motives, with his sights set on more than meets the eye.

Obsession: Escaping My Ex (July 11)

Blake (Nelson) cannot get Madison (Desjardins) out of his mind and will stop at nothing to have her by his side – even if it means kidnapping her. With his nefarious plan underway, Blake extorts money from Madison’s sister Evie (Kelly Hope Taylor) in hopes of financing his and Madison’s future.

Obsession: Her Final Vengeance (July 12)

After the traumatic experience with Blake (Nelson), Madison (Desjardins) is trying to forget the horrific ordeal he’s put her through. But little does Madison know that Blake’s psychotic sister, Lisa (Anastasia Phillips), is determined to settle the score.

The Obsession “Thrillogy” movies are executive produced by Pierre David, Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro and Christine Conradt. Melissa Cassera wrote all three scripts, and Alexandre Carriere directed “Obsession: Stalked by my Lover” and “Obsession: Escaping My Ex.” Curtis Crawford directed the last movie, “Obsession: Her Final Vengeance.”

Christine to Speak at Writers Digest Annual Conference

Along with a myriad of other seasoned authors and screenwriting professionals, Christine will be one of the speakers at the Writers Digest Annual Conference in NYC in August 2019.

Her workshops include:

NO AGENT, NO PROBLEM: SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY ON YOUR OWN | CHRISTINE CONRADT

You’ve got a finished screenplay, but now you need someone who can sell it, right? Many writers tirelessly search for a manager or agent who can get their screenplays into the hands of producers or studio execs, and when they don’t find one, become frustrated and give up. The truth is, you don’t need an agent or manager to get your screenplay exposure. Christine Conradt, writer of more than 70 produced TV movies, makes a living as a screenwriter/director and has never had an agent. In this session, Christine offers strategies on how to shop a script yourself and build the relationships you need to get noticed. She discusses proper (and improper) approaches and networking tips, and teaches you how to view your writing as a business instead of a hobby. You will leave with important tools to plan your goals and strategies, and measure progress so you can concentrate your time and energy on building a strong base of Hollywood—and outside of Hollywood—connections.

HOW TO WRITE A KILLER LOGLINE AND SYNOPSIS | CHRISTINE CONRADT

You may have a great script, but unless you also have an exciting logline and synopsis, no one will want to read it—it’s your ‘sales tool’ to generate interest from producers, studio executives, and agents. Yet many writers, even those who can artfully craft a screenplay, don’t know the proper format and elements of these important pieces of writing. In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to write a compelling logline and how to expand that logline into half page and full page synopses. The session includes exercises to help you identify the seven key elements of an intriguing logline, along with actual loglines and synopses from two of Christine’s made-for-TV movies which aired on Lifetime and Hallmark. She’ll also discuss the difference between synopses and treatments, when you should reveal the ending or leave the reader hanging, and how to choose the right level of detail for synopses of various lengths.

Early bird pricing continues through March 26th. Register online for the conference. And for $50 off the registration fee, use code WDSPEAKER19.