In this Accelerator, Joan begins to tackle how:

  1. Nugget
  2. Overall Actions 
  3. Inner & Outer Obstacles
  4. Beats 

Work together to inform rewrites and plot points. 

See how the basic architecture of a scene moves all the way through these levels of the Mise en Scene (Nugget, Character, Overall Action, Literal/Praxis, Inner Obstacle, Outer Obstacle, Supporting Actions, Beats, Plot Point), and clarifies what is in the Director's mind and on the page, so that blocking can occur.  

In this Accelerator, Joan works on the material of the Hands-On Scene students from the most recent Lab, DIRECTING ACTION. However, please have a scene from your own project prepared so that you can follow along and do the work as well. 


  1. Rigorous professional upleveling
  2. Lecture and physical-based curriculum support-integration and insight
  3. Online Labs allow the opportunity to study on your own schedule, and at your own pace
  4. Access to media links for one full month
  5. Connect with your JSFL Alumni Community Network through Slack, Happy Hours, Generators, Mega Generators and Weekly Ongoing Classes! Practice the tools you are learning, and workshop your material with talented, open hearted, and like-minded creatives
  6. Build a vibrant creative community that holds space and inspires each other
  7. Dynamic, personalized, interactive experiences with your colleagues allow you to practice the tools you are learning, and apply them to your own work


Live Online via Thinkific.


The Tuition per participant is: $685


Enroll directly via the checkout at the bottom of the page



  1. There are no cancellations or refunds after booking.

  2. Students are responsible for payment in full whether or not they chose to attend all class sessions.

  3. Media links will be available for one month.

  4. Extender passes are available should you wish to access media links for longer than one month.



  1. Sweats, yoga clothes (no jeans), and sneakers - as if you were going to the gym.

  2. No belts, earrings, or jewelry please. We want you to protect your bodies during floor work!

  3. Please note the lab is physical, you are free to observe at your comfort level. Please be respectful of your body and do not participate in the physical work if you have any physical injuries, illness, are on any medications, or are pregnant.



  1. These are advanced classes for professional artists interested in exploring new practices, pushing their boundaries, and going deep.

  2. The Labs are physical.

  3. The work is feeling-based.

  4. Please note you may find the work to be uncomfortable. 

  5. There will be a mix of lectures and active exercises designed to investigate the meaning, structure, and emotional core of your project.

  6. You are welcome to observe or participate according to your comfort level. You will get just as much out of observing as participating.



Whether you are Directing, Writing, Acting, or Producing, The Technique™ is essential in taking your career to the next level! The Lab Series is designed for Film, Episodic, Commercial, and all content creators. It may be attended individually… or by the entire team. 

  1. Directors

  2. Writers 

  3. Actors 

  4. Producers 

  5. Executives

  6. Production 

  7. Designers 

  8. Cinematographers

  9. Editors

  10. Brand Directors

  11. Any creatives interested in Story!



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