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09.28.12

ARBITRAGE BREAKS GROUND IN THE DISTRIBUTION WORLD

Filmmaking 1 alumn Nick Jarecki's film "Arbitrage" (opening the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival) now holds the record for combined sales for a movie released concurrently in theaters and Video on Demand, grossing more than $7.3 million on the big screen and about $11 million on small screens. Read the full article on Indiewire.

MASTER CLASS IS IN FULL SWING

Yen Nguyen rehearses "Puro Tango" with Juliette Marquis and Dono Knowlton at the Joan Scheckel Filmmaking Labs.
 

Actors, Writers & Directors come together at the Space to take their craft to the next level in the Fall 2012 Master Class. Join us and put your scenes on their feet. This is our Renaissance.

 

08.15.12

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SPACE!

One year ago we opened up our new creative home, 4000 square feet in the middle of Hollywood, dedicated to authenticity, creativity and coherence in cinema. It's a dream come true to share it with you!  In our first year we've housed film rehearsals for alumni directors and actors (Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock", Catherine Hardwicke's "Plush", Jenee LeMarque's, "The Pretty One", Jill Soloway's "Afternnon Delight", Joaquin Baca- Asay's "Dirty White Boy", Jake Scott's "Untitled" and  projects with alumni actors Orlando Bloom, Marisa Tomei, Vincent Piazza...). We've held  filmshoots (alumni Mary Ann Marino's "Eyedent", alumni Carlo Corbellini's "Robot/Down"), photoshoots, (Lake Bell for alumni Jeremy Power Regimbal's Lab Magazine), theatre and dance performances (Matthew Grondin's "Granite" starring alumni Erin Way, and "Anatomy Riot"), birthday parties, (alumni Marianna Palka cut the first cake in the Space!), Thinktanks with master economists, actors, musicians, dps and Cirque Du Soleil stars (Keith Reams, Marisa Tomei, Steve Lewinson, Lisa Leone and Alain Gauthier), plus my Filmmaking Labs and Master Classes! What an incredible year!  Check out the space blog.  Thankyou to EVERYONE who has contributed to the success and vitality of our beautiful new home. This would not have been possible without our amazing community.  Happy First Anniversary 6608 Lexington!

08.06.12

RUBY SPARKS IS NOW IN THEATERS
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Ruby Sparks is out in theatres! Starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Chris Messina, and Antonio Banderas.


 


AFTERNOON DELIGHT REHEARSES IN THE LAB

Writer/Director Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under; United States of Tara) rehearses her upcoming film "AFTERNOON DELIGHT” at the Space with Joan Scheckel, actors Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Juno Temple (Dark Knight Rises, The Three Musketeers), and producers Jen Chaiken (72 Productions; Big Eden) and Sebastian Dungan (72 Productions; Transamerica).

07.20.12

SNOW WHITE'S STELLAR BOX OFFICE

Congratulations to Rupert Sanders and everyone at Snow White and the Huntsman for their stellar worldwide box office over $380 million!

DIRTY WHITE BOY REHEARSES IN THE LAB
Director Joaquin Baca-Asay (cinematographer: We Own the Night; Super Troopers) rehearses his upcoming directorial debut “DIRTY WHITE BOY” with Joan Scheckel, Brent Hoff (writer: Rockville CA), Todd Hagopian (producer: Chump Change; Catalina Trust), Lalou Dammond (producer: Book of Danny; The Mark of Cain), and Jay Van Hoy & Lars Knudsen (Parts and Labor: Beginners; Cold Weather).

06.26.12

HITCHCOCK REHEARSES AT THE SPACE 
Director Sacha Gervasi (director Anvil: The Story of Anvil) rehearses Anthony Hopkins (actor: The Silence of the Lambs, Thor), Scarlett Johansson (actor: The Avengers; Match Point), Jessica Biel (actor: The A-Team; Blade), Toni Collette (actor: Little Miss Sunshine; The Black Balloon) and Helen Mirren (actor: The Queen, The Debt) for his new feature “Hitchcock”.

ARBITRAGE COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
Nick Jarecki's Arbitrage opens in theaters across the country this September! Congrats to Nick, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and all of the cast and crew.

05.20.12

 JAKE SCOTT REHEARSES IN THE LAB

Director Jake Scott (director: Welcome to the Rileys; HBO Voyeur Project; RSA Films) rehearses the “UNTITLED JAKE SCOTT PROJECT” with Joan Scheckel.

“Having just spent the best part of 7 weeks in this creative womb I can attest to the space's incredible versatility. During this time it became a place of meditation, art studio, photographic workshop, rehearsal space, music lab, dance studio, think tank and just a great environment to brainstorm in. IT HOLDS THE WORK LIKE AN OPEN HAND. GO THERE. SEE IT. USE IT FOR YOUR STILLS SHOOT, TABLE READING, REHEARSALS, INDEPENDENT FILM SHOOT, FASHION SHOW, DANCE PARTY. It has the power, the light, the amenities.
PRODUCERS, YOU WILL LOVE IT!
- Jake Scott
(director: Welcome to the Rileys, HBO Voyeur Project, RSA Films).
See what everyone is saying about the Space: here

Joan Scheckel brings together Cirque du Soleil star Stephan Choiniere and film director Jake Scott to investigate the relationship between acrobatics and film directing. 

04.25.12

REPLICAS GOES TO TRIBECA
Congratulations to Jeremy Power Regimbal and the cast and crew of the Replicas. Sounds like the Tribeca Film Festival premiere was a great hit! Check out Josh and Jeremy's interview for NYCastings.com

PARTY AT THE SPACE
Mehar Sethi (writer: The Cleveland Show; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Ben Dey (agent: CAA) celebrate their birthdays with a bash for 200 friends at the Space.

PANAREA REHEARSES IN THE LAB
Director Adam Bhala Lough (director: Bomb the System, Weapons) rehearses Mark Webber (actor: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Daniela Sea (actor: the L Word) with Joan Scheckel for his new feature “PANAREA”.


03.10.12

the Space
MATTHEW GRONDIN
(director: Granite)
"Writing, directing and putting up my first play was quite an experience - probably the most challenging (and, therefore, rewarding) experience I've had as an artist. And I could not have asked for a better home for this project than Joan Scheckel's 6608 Space. The space itself had a life of it's own - very inspiring and palpable. YOU WALKED IN AND FELT SOMETHING. YOU FELT CREATIVITY, YOU FELT THE URGE TO MAKE ART. The expansiveness of the loft allowed your imagination to take off and run wild. I felt I was truly able to create a large stage that comfortably housed the characters of the piece. I cannot tell you how many audience members came up to me afterwards, telling me how amazing the space was and what a perfect venue I had found for the play. In addition to just the space itself, it was a pleasure to have a chance to meet Joan and Carlo. I have the utmost respect for them and what they are creating here in Hollywood. Joan sets such a good example of what it means to be an artist; what it means to support art and create an environment where people are free to dive into their passion and find their own voice. It's truly remarkable. Big thanks to both of them!"        
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