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
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”.
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!" www.6608lexington.com
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).
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).
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 ofthe 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
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
LAB FILMS AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS 84th Annual Academy Awards Congratulations toBeginners' 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 byMike Millsand executive produced by Joan Scheckel. Fingers crossed.
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