03.15.17

Congrats to our JSFL Community!

“It would be hard to find someone as sensitive and nurturing as Joan Scheckel to the difficult process of having all these feelings, articulating them in a way others can relate to, even when you can't even when it's beyond your present skill set. The questions and the wrestling bring me to a much deeper understanding of what I'm trying to do."
Mike Mills (Writer/Director)
Academy Award Nominee for Best Original Screenplay
"20th Century Women"


Our community of game-changers and culture-makers are once again, making their impact known this year. With major nods at the Academy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, WGA, New Zealand Film and TV Awards, BAFTA, NAACP Image Awards, SAG, Sundance Film Festival, Golden Globes, The Blacklist, Critics' Choice, Emmys, Peabody Awards, and Tribeca Film Festival, just to name a few! Congratulations to all of our Alumni Nominees and Winners and to their fellow collaborators and teams! The intention of The Technique™ is to help forge authentic, felt and meaningful narratives that contribute to our self-awareness and help us connect to the real issues that society faces today. Here's to proudly ringing the bell for meaning and feeling for many more years to come!

Congrats to our JSFL Community! Read on for the highlight Awards for 2016-2017:

ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Original Screenplay
"20th Century Women"
Writer/Director Mike Mills
(Nomination)

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

Best Screenplay
"20th Century Women"
Writer/Director Mike Mills
(Nomination)

WGA AWARDS

Best Comedy Series
"Transparent"
Writers: Arabella Anderson, Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Jessi Klein, Stephanie Kornick, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Our Lady J, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

NEW ZEALAND FILM AND TV AWARDS

Best Film
"The Rehearsal"
Writer/Director Alison Maclean
(Nomination)

Best Director
"The Rehearsal"
Writer/Director Alison Maclean
(Nomination)

BAFTA TV AWARDS

Best International
"Transparent"
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Winner)

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

Outstanding Directing
"Transparent"
Director Marta Cunningham
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Outstanding Writing
"Transparent"
Writer Our Lady J
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

SAG AWARDS

Outstanding Performance
"Transparent"
Jeffrey Tambor - Maura Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Outstanding Performance
"Black Mirror"
Episode: "Nosedive"
Bryce Dallas Howard - Lacie
(Nomination)

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic
"To The Bone"
Writer/Director Marti Noxon
Don O. Knowlton - Jack
(Nomination)

Grand Jury Prize - Documentary
"The New Radical"
Director Adam Bhala Lough
(Nomination)

Grand Jury Prize - Documentary
"Water & Power: A California Heist"
Director Marina Zenovich
(Nomination)

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Best Motion Picture
"20th Century Women"
Writer/Director Mike Mills
(Nomination)

Best Television Series
"Transparent"
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series
"Transparent"
Jeffrey Tambor - Maura Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Best Television Series
"Mozart in the Jungle"
Executive Producer Will Graham
(Nomination)

THE BLACKLIST

Official Selection
"Escape from Sarajevo"
Written by Vanya Asher

CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS

Best Acting Ensemble
"20th Century Women"
Writer/Director Mike Mills
(Nomination)

Best Actor
"Transparent"
Jeffrey Tambor - Maura Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Best Supporting Actress
"Transparent"
Judith Light - Shelly Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

EMMY AWARDS

Outstanding Directing
"Transparent"
Director Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Winner)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
"Transparent"
Jeffrey Tambor - Maura Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Winner)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
"Key and Peele"
Executive Producer Paul Young
(Winner)

Best Comedy Series
"Transparent"
Amazon Studios
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Best Supporting Actress
"Transparent"
Judith Light - Shelly Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Best Supporting Actress
"Transparent"
Gabby Hoffman - Ali Pfefferman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Outstanding Guest Actor
"Transparent"
Bradley Whitford - Magnus Hirschfeld
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Outstanding Guest Actress
"Transparent"
Melora Hardin - Tammy Cashman
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Nomination)

Outstanding Writing
"UnREAL"
Creator/Writer Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Creator/Writer Marti Noxon
(Nomination)

PEABODY AWARDS

Peabody Award
"Transparent"
Created by Jill Soloway
Consulting Producer Joan Scheckel
(Winner)

Peabody Award
"UnREAL"
Created by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Marti Noxon
(Winner)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Best U.S. Narrative Feature
"Folk Hero & Funny Guy"
Writer/Director Jeff Grace​
(Nomination)

Best Narrative Short
"Father's Day"
Director Kiki Lambden Stout
(Nomination)