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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!

 

11.21.11

FILMMAKING 1 LAB
LADL75 wraps in LA. Thank you everyone for your beautiful work. Thank you directors Andrew Eisen, Josh Fadem, Kim Geldenhuys, Alex Grossman, Ellen Kuras, Jenee LaMarque, Leigh Marling, Victoria Strouse, and actors Kai Lennox, Erin Way, Frankie Shaw, Vincent Piazza, Chet Grissom, Mary Wells, Carlo Corbellini, Daniela Sea, Monique Curnen, Laura Clery & Dono Knowlton.

10.10.11

POP-UP DINNER AT THE SPACE
What a beautiful evening chef Glory Simon hosted yesterday at the Space.
The delicious popup dinner menu was absolutely stunning.

“In late July 2011, I was standing on Joan's steps talking to her about the pop-up and underground dining experiences I had been working on when she suggested I do my own dinner in the new 6608 space. I was terrified and did not feel at all ready or worthy of cheffing my own 5 course underground dining experience but I accepted the challenge to stand at my edge and go. ALL OF MY RECENT CATERING EXPERIENCES IN NEW YORK HELPED MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO TURN THIS BEAUTIFUL GIANT SOUND STAGE INTO A SUPPER CLUB WITH SEPARATED KITCHEN, DINING AREA, BAR AND THANKS TO THE FURNISHINGS THERE, LOUNGING AREA. IT WAS TRULY INCREDIBLE TO SEE MY VISION COME TO LIFE, starting with forming the kitchen where there was none and finishing with musicians who pulled up chairs and played music at the table while my guests ate their wheat- free, organic, star anise scented apple crisps with passion fruit caramel and freshly whipped raw cream. Thanks Joan and Carlo!”
- Glory Simon
(chef)
See what everyone is saying about the Space: here

09.07.11

PARTY AT THE SPACE

We had the opportunity to host the Birthday Party of a dear friend of ours at the Space. What they created was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for a beautiful evening. We wish you the best birthday!

“My 30th Birthday was one of the most incredible nights of my life! THE ATMOSPHERE REPRESENTED EVERYTHING I LOVE. MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND I WERE ABLE TO DANCE ALL NIGHT, SING TO OUR HEARTS CONTENT, CREATE BEAUTIFUL ART, WATCH SCOTTISH FILMS, PAINT OUR FACES, RIDE A MOTORCYCLE, AND NO HOLDS-BARRED CELEBRATE! Thank You for the room to play, be silly and express ourselves, that is what made that evening so memorable.”
- Marianna Palka

See what everyone is saying about the Space: here


ALUMNI
Has everyone seen "Good Dick"? The Filmmaker's Diary is now online... check it out here

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