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03.10.12

MARY ANN MARINO SHOOTS A COMMERCIAL AT THE SPACE

Mary Ann Marino (director, executive producer: Park Pictures) shoots the commercial “EYEDENT” for the Dutch Film Institute.

AFTER 22 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS, I KNOW A GOOD PLACE TO SHOOT FROM A BAD ONE. 6608 LEXINGTON IS ONE OF THE REALLY GOOD ONES.  It's a totally user friendly open space with easy access to power, water sources.  Loading in and out was simple through the giant roll up door.  The natural light was gorgeous but blacking it out to control our lighting was easy to do.  The feeling of THE SPACE IS BRIGHT, OPEN AND GIVES ONE A SENSE THAT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING. THE PRICE IS RIGHT FOR CENTRAL HOLLYWOOD! GO CHECK IT OUT!

 - Mary Ann Marino
(director, executive producer: Park Pictures)
See what everyone is saying about the Space: here

MIDSUMMER IS IN FULL SWING
 
Joan Scheckel rehearses “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” at the space with master choreographer Alain Gauthier (artistic co-director Cavalia, founding member of Cirque du Soleil).

02.27.12

BEGINNERS & PARIAH WIN BIG!
Academy Awards & Independent Spirit Awards
CONGRATULATIONS to:

Beginners' Christopher Plummer. What an amazing weekend:
84th Annual Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor
2012 Independent Spirit Awards - Best Supporting Actor

Pariah's director Dee Rees:
2012 Independent Spirit Awards - John Cassavetes Award

MAKING MUSIC WITH STEVE LEWINSON
Simply Red’s Steve Lewinson composes music for Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with director Joan Scheckel, master choreographer Alain Gauthier (artistic co-director Cavalia, founding member of Cirque du Soleil), and aerialist Bianca Sapetto (performer, aerial choreographer Cirque du Soleil).

02.14.12

THINK TANKS

BEAUTIFUL MYSTERIES: guided by her commitment to create and foster intentional content, Joan Scheckel leads masters from multiple disciplines in a series of think tanks, performance fusions and collaborative investigations. Invitees include: Keith Reams (Lead Economist, Deloitte), Alain Gauthier (artistic co-director Cavalia, founding member of Cirque du Soleil), Steve Lewinson (music producer, composer, musician for Kylie Minogue, Simply Red, Herbie Hancock), Cirque du Soleil stars Stephan Choiniere and Bianca Sapetto, cinematographers Lisa Leone (Just for Kicks, Union Square), Jim Frohna (Grace and Mercy), and actors Erin Way(Alphas, Detroit 1-8-7)Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, My Cousin Vinny).

 
 
THE LAB MAGAZINE BRINGS THEIR PHOTOSHOOT TO THE SPACE
Jeremy Power Regimbal (director Replicas) shoots Lake Bell (How to Make It in America, What Happens in Vegas) for the new issue of the Lab Magazine.

“We shot a video and photo shoot for our LAKE BELL (actress) feature for issue 05 of The Lab Magazine, which is distributed in 20 countries around the world. We chose the space as it is CENTRAL LOCATION, VERY VERSATILE FOR MULTIPLE LOOKS, OFFERING NATURAL LIGHT, LOADS OF SPACE and separate areas for makeup / hair. It was a pleasure to work with Joan & Carlo for this shoot and I’d highly recommend the space for anyone else and look forward to using it again sometime soon.”
- Jeremy Power Regimbal (director: Replicas, & Editor in Chief of THE LAB MAGAZINE )
See what everyone is saying about the Space: here

02.14.12

Master Class 2012 Forming

Weekly Master Class Series for Actors, Directors and Writers

New Class! Scene study for actors, writers and directors. This class combines hands on scene work and  technique study to get you on your feet. Practice the tools you know and learn new ones weekly.  All scenes, all the time. Act. Direct. Rehearse. Bring a blanket to sit on, water, snacks, pad, pen and a scene you want to work on. Dress to move.  Wear sweats and sneakers. Take your craft to the next level.

When:  February 23 - March 29 Thursdays, 7:30 - 10:30pm 
Where: 6608 Lexington Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038
           www.6608lexington.com

Email us at assistant@joanscheckel.com for more info.

01.20.12

LAB FILMS AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
84th Annual Academy Awards
Congratulations to Beginners' Christopher Plummer, who was recently nominated for best Actor in a Supporting Role. Congrats to all the cast and crew of this beautiful film directed by Mike Mills and executive produced by Joan Scheckel. Fingers crossed.

PLUSH REHEARSES IN THE LAB 
Director Catherine Hardwicke (director: Twilight, Thirteen), rehearses Vincent Piazza (actor: Boardwalk Empire), and Evan Rachel Wood (actor: The Wrestler, The Ides of March) for her new film “PLUSH”.

DANCE PERFORMANCE STAGE
Anatomy Riot performs at the Space.

01.06.12

FESTIVAL WATCH FOR FILMMAKING LAB FLICKS
What a fantastic year for the brilliant filmmakers we have had the honor to work with these past months. So many new festivals & awards...
Natural Selection
Director: Robbie Pickering
2011 Athens International Film Festival - Best Film
2011 Indianapolis International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature
2011 Kansas International Film Festival - Independent Vision Award

Bill Cunningham: New York
Director: Richard Press
2011 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Documentary (2nd place)

The Future
Director: Miranda July
2011 Ghent International Film Festival

2011 Berlin International Film Festival
Beginners
Director: Mike Mills
2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association - Best Supporting Actor
2012 Central Ohio Film Critics - Best Supporting Actor

2011 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actor
2011 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actor
2012 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award - Best Original Screenplay
2012 National Board of Review - Top Ten Independent Films
... and the list goes on...

PARTY AT THE SPACE

Event planner D’Arcy French-Myerson hosts her Los Angeles renowned dance party TWOS + THREES for 300 people at the Space.

THE SPACE ENCOURAGES BOUNDLESS EXPLORATION. RAW, OPEN AND EXPANSIVE, IT HAS HOUSED ALL MY EVENTS WITHOUT CREATIVE LIMITATION. Intimate for my overnight film fests, and entirely insulated for 2's and 3's all night soul dance parties. It allows for infinite possibility.”
- D'Arcy French Myerson
(event planner)
See what everyone is saying about the Space: here

12.17.11

JENEE LA MARQUE REHEARSES AT THE SPACE
Director Jenee La Marque (director: The Pretty One) rehearses Marianna Palka (actor: Good Dick), and Frankie Shaw (actor: Blue Mountain State) for her new film “SPOONFUL”.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AT THE SPACE
Congratulations to all the fantastic actors of The Alchemical Ache:
Chet Grissom, Courtney Seiberling, Erin Way, Brian Boone, Dono Knowlton, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Cory Benjamin, Galeit Sehayek and Carlo Corbellini.
Truly a beautiful evening and great show!


STEVEN DILLER CASTS AT THE SPACE
Director Steven Diller casts his “HUMANA” commercial at the Space.

“The space was perfect for casting a commercial that demanded running and physicality.
IT CHANGES EVERYTHING WHEN ACTORS HAVE THE SPACE TO MOVE!

- Steven Diller
(director at Motion Theory)
See what everyone is saying about the Space: here

11.29.11

 LAB FILMS AT THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The nominations for the 2012 Spirit Awards are in and we are very excited for all our colleagues and friends whose heart felt projects are making a significant impact. Congrats to each of you!!!
 
Best Feature
"Beginners"
Director: Mike Mills

Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy
Executive Producer: Joan Scheckel

Best Director
 

Mike Mills - "Beginners"
Best Screenplay
Mike Mills - "Beginners"
Best Supporting Male
Christopher Plummer - "Beginners"

John Cassavetes Award
"Pariah"
Director: Dee Rees
Producer: Nekisa Cooper

 

Best First Feature
"Natural Selection"
Director: Robbie Pickering
Producers: Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen

 

Best Documentary

Director: Richard Press
Producer: Philip Gefter

11.28.11

MATTHEW GRONDIN BRINGS GRANITE TO THE SPACE STAGE
Matthew Grondin directs his original one act play “GRANITE” at the space with actors Erin Way (actor: Alphas), Bridgette Bassa (actor: Doonby), and Dominic Bogart (actor: Flash Forward)

"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 thanJoan 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!" 
- Matthew Grondin (director: Granite)

AWARDS WATCH
21st Gotham Independent Film Awards
Mike Mills' "Beginners", executive produced by Joan Scheckel, just won Best Feature at the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards along side Malick's "The Tree of Life". Congrats Mike!!!!

The fantastic cast of this movie also won Best Ensemble Cast... congrats Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent & Kai Lennox!!


"Pariah"s Dee Rees wins Breakthrough Director!! Congrats Dee!

 

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