The JSFL Generator


"A few years ago, in an effort to help my work evolve from "therapy caught on film" Jill Soloway recommended Joan Scheckel's Filmmaking Labs and my life, work, and central nervous system would never be the same. Studying with Joan broke me down only to break me wide open. She's taught me that feels + craft = the truth. Whenever people ask how to break into the biz, I recommend Joan's Labs. It's not cheap, but I promise you it will get your stories told and sold. THIS is the work and it never ends, baby. See ya in class!"

Stronger together - The JSFL Generator: exclusively open to Alumni and brand new for 2017!  These Alumni led groups are designed to hone and generate new, innovative content using The Technique™. Join together with the JSFL Community near you in Los Angeles, New York City, and across the globe in the UK and Australia. Gather in person or on Skype to connect with your community worldwide! Tell us where you are generating creativity in the world and start a meet up in your area today!
  • Alumni organized and led sessions 
  • International Skype calls
  • Practice key aspects of The Technique™
  • Workshop your own material and get insightful feedback
  • Connect with your passion and your JSFL community
  • Google Group forum: create and participate in discussions, brainstorms, and be in touch with the entire Alumni network!
  • Drop into Body Lab with Rie Katagiri: the official Master movement teacher for the JSFL Community is back. Drop into your body and your work!
The JSFL Generator is a highly selective artistic community curated by Joan Scheckel, producer, writer, director and creator of The Technique™. Membership is only available to JSFL Alumni. Once you've taken a Lab, take advantage of the incredible support The JSFL Generator provides as you practice tools from The Technique™ and integrate them into your work!
  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Actors
  • Producers
  • Executives
  • Financiers
  • Production
  • Designers
  • Cinematographers
  • Editors
  • Musicians
  • Visual Artists


Coming soon!



Coming soon!



Coming soon!


LOS ANGELES: MiMoDa Dance Studio


NEW YORK CITY: Bread & Yoga


SKYPE: Email us to join in!



Get in touch for more info and join in!  

Call (323) 803-5039 or Email us.