Our Mission Statement – To create a comfortable space where Actors and Students can feel safe to express themselves emotionally, gain self confidence, learn the craft of Acting and the value of teamwork and collaboration.
Scott Strand's Teaching Philosphy "You cannot win an audience by untruth." Charles Jehlinger, 1918
"The Truth in Acting" is Mr. Strand's theory of teaching acting. This simple but effective method is based on the actors strong sense of self, utilizing a healthy Mind, Body and Spirit to project emotional and physical action into the portrayal of any character. Actors learn to make strong choices that are grounded in the text of the script yet not limited by anything - but the actors own imagination.
Scott and Diane Strand, the Owners of JDS Video & Media Productions have designed a program that enriches creative growth in today’s youth and provides an atmosphere where creative adults are able express themselves emotionally through artistic expression. The Public speaking component comes from their Corporate Video business, realizing that business professionals are sometimes not comfortable when they have to present on a topic or talk on camera for their business.
In January 2010 Scott and Diane started a Drama Club program which launched in the Temecula Unified School District This program grew so much, they decided to create an Actor’s Studio for Toddlers, Youth, Teens and Adults which is now known as JDS Actors Studio. The in school programs now run through the nonprofit Scott and Diane founded - JDS Creative Academy.
Since launching JDS Actors Studio in May of 2010 we have enrolled over 600 students who have participated in our acting classes, private lessons, and/or our professional workshops. Our Industry Showcase workshop has been very successful. We have been able to assist actors in getting agent representation from SAG franchised agencies. We produce One Act Plays featuring our enrolled actors through our actors ensemble workshop that play to a full house. We offer a wide range of workshops for our professional actors from Camera classes to Commercial and Audition Techniques to welcoming in guest instructors for Shakespeare training. We are very excited about the Hollywood professionals that come to our studio to teach and scout talent. Such as; Jana Luker, The Jana Luker Agency and Nancy Chaidez, The Nancy Chaidez Agency to Casting Directors; Lorna Johnson, from Disney, March Teschner, from ABC’s General Hospital, and Independent Casting Directors for Features and Television series Gerald I. Wolff and Pamela Staton who cast’s regularly for the Walt Disney Co. Warner Bros. & Universal Studios. We also have Intensive Acting workshops a few times a year by Actor and Producer G. Anthony Joseph, from Tritan-Northstar Entertainment.
Find out how you can get involved in JDS Actors Studio – whether you’re interested in building self confidence, gaining leadership skills, looking to prepare for your next business presentation, or have the dream of becoming a working actor or actress JDS Actors Studio has the class that’s right for you.