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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

03.06.17

Congrats to the Alumni of the 2017 March LA 3 Day Lab - Journey!

02.26.17

JSFL Celebrates 13 Years at The Academy Awards!

The 2017 Academy Awards are here! Congratulations to our Alumni Nominee Mike Mills for Best Original Screenplay on "20th Century Women"! Here at JSFL, we are proud celebrate with all our colleagues for 13 years and counting at the Oscars! Congrats to all 9 Alumni Nominees with 3 Award Wins and to their fellow collaborators over the years! Here's to many more years ahead!

 
20th Century Women (2017)
 
NOMINATION
Best Original Screenplay
Mike Mills
 
 
Beginners (2012)
 
WINNER
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer
 
 
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
 
NOMINATION
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Colleen Atwood
 
NOMINATION
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan 
Phil Brennan 
Neil Corbould 
Michael Dawson 
 
 
Little Miss Sunshine (2007)
 
WINNER
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin 
 
WINNER
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Michael Arndt 
 
NOMINATION
Best Motion Picture of the Year
David T. Friendly 
Peter Saraf 
Marc Turtletaub 
 
 
NOMINATION
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Abigail Breslin 
 
 
Whale Rider (2004)
 
NOMINATION
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Keisha Castle-Hughes 

02.06.17

Congrats to the Alumni of the 2017 February LA 3 Day Lab - Action!

Congrats to Veronica Rutledge, Karine Vanasse, Puawaitanga Winterburn, Nathan Firn, Pete Shanel, Lana Palmer, Jennifer Arnold, Jill Vegas, Haroula Rose, Mark Stegemann, Charisma Carpenter, Shyree Mezick, Erin Granat, and Tom Dolby!

01.16.17

Congrats to the Alumni of the 2017 January LA 3 Day Lab - Feeling!

Congrats to Finola Hughes, Samantha Shada, Ashley Brim, Stephanie Bridger, Alex Zafiris, Sarah Carson, Kyle Bowe, Ada Gorn, Paul Young, Luci Schroder, Frankie Defusco, Vicky Jenson, Allie Avital, Brian O'Hara, Ari Gold, Alex Schemmer, Liz Femi, Dionne Lea Williams, Scott Nelson, Steve Connell and Melanie Holmes!

01.15.17

JSFL COMMUNITY AT 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Go see our JSFL Community at Sundance this year! Congrats to all of our Alumni Writers, Directors, Performers and Creators!

U.S. Dramatic Competition: Writer/Director Marti Noxon “To the Bone” and Actor Don O. Knowlton as Jack.

U.S. Documentary Competition: Director Adam Bhala Lough "The New Radical", Director Marina Zenovich "Water & Power: A California Heist".

Premieres: Writer/Director Dee Rees "Mudbound", Producer Priyanka Mattoo "The Polka King", Director Andrew Dosunmu "Where is Kyra?".

Midnight program: Director Karyn Kusama "XX" and Actor Morgan Krantz as Jay, Director Steven Ellison "Kuso", Writer/Director Marianna Palka "Bitch".

New Frontier Program: Lead Artist Lily Baldwin "Through You", Lead Artist Jonnie Ross "Mindshow", Lead Artist Chris Milk "Life of us".

Special Events Program: Directors Jill Soloway/Andrea Arnold/Kimberly Peirce/Jim Frohna and Executive Producers Jill Soloway/Sarah Gubbins/Andrea Sperling/Victor Hsu and Producer Joan Scheckel and shoutout to star Kathryn Hahn "I Love Dick", Executive Prodcuer Nick Sandow "Time: The Kalief Browder Story".

U.S. Narrative Shorts Program: Writer/Director Lizzy Sanford “Rubber Heart”.

12.25.16

CONGRATS TO 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Congrats to our Alumni Writer/Director Mike Mills! “20th Century Women” an Academy Award Nominee for Best Original Screenplay is in theatres now! Congrats on the Golden Globe Nomination for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and shout out to Annette Bening for her Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture! The film is the NYFF 2016 centerpiece and also has 2 Spirit Award Nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead! Another shout out to Annette Bening for her Nomination! Critics Choice is also nominating the film for Best Actress - Annette Bening, Best Supporting Actress - Greta Gerwig and Best Acting Ensemble! Congrats to the entire cast and crew! And go read this felt interview Mike did with The New Yorker!

 

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