Writing Lab

Niki Caro - Director: MULAN (academy award nominated), writer/director: WHALE RIDER (academy award nominated)

"Joan has a deep understanding of the architecture of story, and is as rigorous with structure as she is with character. Working with her is thrilling and I cannot recommend it highly enough."



LIVE: June Writing Lab

Each day brings new tools, exercises, and guided writings to bring you deeper into the core of your story, the complexity of your characters and the clarity of your structure.

Now is an extraordinary time to ground, go inward and come out with New Stories for New Times!

Go deep in the work, push forward into new understandings of your craft, your stories and your self!



The Writing Labs are designed for Film, Episodic, Commercial and all content creators. It may be attended individually by the Writer, Director or Producer...or by the entire Team.

  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Actors
  • Producers
  • Executives
  • Financiers
  • Production
  • Designers
  • Cinematographers
  • Editors

Please see See Films, Community and Quotes for Artists Joan has worked with and their thoughts.



ONLINE: JUNE 14 - 18

Mon  06/14  7am - 8:30am PT

Tues  06/15  7am - 8:30am PT

Wed  06/16  7am - 8:30am PT

Thurs 06/17  7am - 8:30am PT

Fri     06/18  7am - 8:30am PT


Application deadline: WED 06/09



Classes Online.

Joan Scheckel, creator of The Technique™, teaches you LIVE online and the MEDIA is available for participants to do at their leisure online.

The focused attention from Joan online is as powerful as you'd experience in the rooms!



Class size is limited. Apply now.

For application call us at (323) 803-5039 or Email us.