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11.02.12

HITCHCOCK PREMIERES AT AFI FEST

Congratulations to Alumni director Sacha GervasiHitchcock" opened the AFI fest last night. The first film to rehearse at the Space! It was a great night, Lips was in the house, and Sacha made it all look effortless, easy, moving, and fun :) More congrats to Alumni fab actor, Kai Lennox. His warmth and humor light up the frame as Hitch's A.D. Enjoy it in theatres starting November 23rd!

10.30.12

FILMMAKING 1 LAB

LADL80 wraps in LA. Congrats to our directors: Susan Chiu (Rock And A Hard), Mark Freiburger (Under the Apple Tree), Tom Gormican (Are We Oficially Dating?), Carter Harris (All the Way Down),  Mario Kyprianou (The Republic of Rick),  Marshall Lewy (Exodus), Robert Logevall (BelAir),  Juliette Marquis (Temptation of Charles Burns), Yen Nguyen (Puro Tango), and Andrew O'Connor (Revenge Wedding). Much gratitude to actors Caitlin Mulvey, Brian Boone, John Pearson, Julia Jones, Carlo Corbellini, Courtney Seiberling, Charlotte Lake, Chet Grissom, Dave Abed, Ivo Nandi, Michael Piccirilli, Miguel Caballero, Michaline Babich, Becky Leigh, Vincent Piazza, Frankie Shaw, Erin Way & Kai Lennox.

10.15.12

NEW! JOAN'S FRIDAY FILMMAKING TIPCLIP
I'm starting a new video series: Joan's Friday Filmmaking Tipclip! Every week I'll answer one craft question posted on our NEW Filmmaking Lab Facebook Page and Twitter Page.
Tipclip number 1: The Nugget: Investigate your Theme.

10.01.12

WADJDA BREAKS GROUND IN VENICE


Haifaa Al Mansour rehearses "Wadjda" with Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith at the Joan Scheckel Filmmaking Labs
 

At this year's Venice Film Festival, Filmmaking 1 alum Haifaa al Mansour was honored with three awards for her ground breaking feature, "Wadjda". This beautiful project is the first film to have been entirely filmed within Saudi Arabia, by the nation's first female director. Congrats Haifaa!

Wajda won the Interfilm Award, the 'CinemAvvenire' Award, and the C.I.C.A.E. Award.

THE PRETTY ONE WRAPS
Alumni Jenee La Marque wraps The Pretty One starring Zoe Kazan, John Carroll Lynch, alumni Frankie Shaw, and produced by alumni Robin Schorr! Congratulations to everyone!

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).

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