Press Release July 5


July 5, 2015

The Innovative Creative Arts Academy Going Strong with the Artist Experience,
Summer Camp, Fall Classes, and Scholarships

TEMECULA, CA (May 19, 2015) – JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA), a nonprofit 501c3, opened its doors a year ago to offer children, teens and young adults an education in the arts with hands-on training and skill development classes. Now, a year after its conception, JDSCA is going strong with a full slate of programs. “The Creative Academy welcomes all students who are looking for in-depth arts training and apprenticeships,” said Scott Strand, the Board of Directors Vice-Chair. “We’re excited about how far we’ve come and even more excited about the future.”

Riverside County Third District Supervisor, Chuck Washington, recently awarded the nonprofit with a $2,500 Community Investment Development Grant, and JDSCA will be utilizing the funds to provide scholarships. “We are grateful for this grant opportunity it will allow us to make an arts education more accessible to more students in our community,” said Diane Strand, the Board’s Chairman.

JDS Creative Academy is kicking off summer 2015 with two great events that bring arts and education to the community in fun engaging ways. These include:

The Artist Experience
JDSCA’s first Artist Experience was such a success they’re making it a quarterly event. The next Artist Experience will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Open to the public, a $5.00 door donation includes: admission, refreshments, and an opportunity to experience local artists of all ages, in all mediums of visual and performing art. Chords and Vines radio show will be broadcasting live from the event in addition; there will be arts, craft, and culinary vendors on site. JDSCA is currently seeking exhibitor submissions from artist, performers, and vendors who wish to participate. Applications are available at

Summer Camps
JDSCA will offer two camps to children ages 10 – 17 that will broaden their acting, writing and staging skills in exciting new ways. The two week Improv & Script to Stage Camp gives children an opportunity to learn improvisational skills then write their own play, which they will perform in on the last Friday of the session. The two week Back Stage Camp presents the opportunity to learn “behind-the-scenes” skills doing set design, build and painting, creating props, learning stage hair and make-up, and some lights and sound. Both camps will run from June 15th – 26th. They can be taken individually or together for a discount. More information is available at

“The JDSCA board is busy planning the fall schedule of classes,” said JDS Creative Academy’s Board Secretary, Johanna Lack. “We’re very excited about including some new programs to the fall lineup.” JDSCA’s core classes include: Scriptwriting, Stage Combat and Movement, Acting Styles, and Musical Theater Show Choir. The new classes will be released prior to the August registration.

About JDS Creative Academy
The mission of JDS Creative Academy is to advance education and training in the arts; theatre, music, creative writing, fine art and production art. Their objective is to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement per the California Education Core Standard for the Home School, Online School, and Traditional School and Trade School populations. JDSCA’s purpose is to enhance the future of the Southwest California Area, our youth, and the arts, engineering and technological workforce in California and throughout the nation through education, training, and apprenticeship. The motivation behind establishing JDS Creative Academy is to help anyone who needs or wants education and training in the arts field. For more information on JDSCA go to, contact via email, or phone 951 296-6715.

Warm Regards,
Diane Strand & the JDS Team!
JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc.

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Press Release November 3


November 3, 2014

It’s hard to believe we are already rounding out 2014. This has been an amazing year and we’re not finished yet!

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JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. has produced two more Good Day Temecula’s since our spring newsletter Back to School & Summerfest and we are currently in Production for the Holiday Winterfest episode. We are also excited to announce that we have produced our first Football game for the City of Temecula. Be sure and check out our Pilot episode with game coverage of Great Oak High School vs. Temecula Valley High School on the City of Temecula Time Warner Channel 3, and stay tuned for more to come.

We have also stated working with a couple of new clients; Temecula Convention and Visitors Bureau producing videos for their new endeavor Temecula Chilled. And we welcomed a new medical client, International Medical Technology, bringing us back to the roots of our Production Company. Click here for the Colosafe Marketing Video. The “How To” video will be up on our You Tube Channel in a week or so with some great animation be sure and check that out. Also have a look at the 5 Videos we produced for Go Green Reality. They have a great business model that could really change the real estate industry here is a link to Go Green Reality’s main marketing video we did.

But the video that touched our heart the most was the one we produced “In Kind” for Rancho Damacitas Celebrating 30 Years of Service.

JDS Actors Studio

At JDS Actors Studio we are settling into our new space rather nicely. Be sure and Check out our pictures from our Red Carpet Event and of the New Stage if you haven’t been to the new space as of yet. Click here

All the actors are very excited about the Holiday Plays on the new stage with the lights and sound. Auditions are Tuesday November 11th 7PM – 9PM and if your not in the show, be sure and come see the show! Mark your calendar now for either Saturday December 20th 7PM or Sunday matinee December 21st at 2PM – Where else can you get great theatre with intermission munchies for FREE! Our JDS Gift to the community.

Please check out the Studio News on the Website Home Page for all the workshops and other events going on at the studio. November Workshop highlight: 4 hour acting intensive with G. Anthony Joseph November 15th 11:30AM – 3:30PM check out his IMBD. His Workshop’s are AWESOME!!

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JDS Creative Academy has been very busy since the Launch on August 8th. Our six Classes began the week of August 25th (Stage Tech, Script Writing, Styles of Acting, Stage Combat & Movement, Musical Theatre Choir, and Jazz Band/Rock Band/Instrumental ensemble) While the classes are going strong and the kids are learning a lot and enjoying every minute, (See our Pictures from the classes) enrollment has been slower to build, than we anticipated, we hope second semester has a bigger turn out! But never the less we are not skipping a beat, developing new classes and progression classes for the students we do have. We are committed to our nonprofit mission creating quality arts programs for education, and training. We are also offering some free workshops through JDSCA like our Skin Care and Make up workshop on November 5th and 12th open to the public so please join us!

We are also looking forward to our Rock Around the Clock for the Arts Sock Hop Fundraiser November 15th 7 PM – 10PM Check out our Flyer We can’t thank our sponsors enough! The Business community has really stepped up to support us with great “In Kind” contributions and financially. Please help us support them by visiting our Sponsor Thank you page.

Here is my plea! Please, Please come out and enjoy the night! It will be great entertainment – with music by the six piece band One Fine Day featuring Jonnie Fox and the Satinettes, Dancing, 50’s and 60’s themed food, spirits/beverages, raffle prizes and good old fashioned fun (50’s and 60’s attire optional) and it’s all tax deductable for a good cause; Arts, Education, and Workforce training! Tickets on sale through Eventbrite or call our office!

As my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is approaching I can’t thank our clients, sponsors, business colleagues, friends and family enough for all your support, business, collaboration, and just being there for both Scott and I. I wish you all a very happy holiday season and please know how thankful I am for all of you!

Warm Regards,
Diane Strand & the JDS Team!
JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc.

Press Release September 22nd


September 22, 2014

JDS Creative Academy
Cash for College Free Workshop

September 24th 7 -9PM

Rock Around the Clock for the Arts
Click here to see flyer
November 15th 7PM- 10PM
Individual Tickets: $30.00
VIP Tickets: $90.00
Drink Tickets Sold Separately $1.00 per ticket / $5.00 for 6 tickets / $10.00 for 12 tickets / $20.00 for 25 tickets
Sponsorship Opportunities Available Click Here
Purchase Ticket through Eventbrite: Click Here
Or Call the office to avoid service fees: 951-296-6715

Press Release May 9


May 9, 2014

Big News at JDS

We are moving into a New Studio!! Starting June 1st the new location will be the Home of both JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. and JDS Actors Studio. Plus, we are welcoming into the Family JDS Creative Academy.

Our New Space is just under 4000 square feet, it will be a full Video Production Studio, an Actors Studio and a Creative learning environment for all mediums of Visual and Performing Arts.

New Location:
28069 Diaz Road
Suites D & E
Temecula, CA 92590

Main entrance will be in the back through suite E

Our Acting Classes at JDS Actors Studio will not skip a beat with the move, even though we are holding off till August for celebrating the Grand Opening of our New Studio Space.

August 8, 2014 4:00 – 8PM

It will be a party! With a Ribbon Cutting at 4:30PM, then an evening of Entertainment, Food, and Festivities!

At the new Studio Grand Opening we will be kicking off the

JDS Creative Academy

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JDS Creative Academy is a 501c3 NonProfit with a mission to advance education and training in the Arts: theatre arts, musical arts, and creative writing, as it pertains to performing and production arts, the fine arts and digital arts as it pertains to the arts and entertainment industry. To fulfilling the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement per the California Core Standard to the Home School, Online School, and Trade School population. JDSCA purpose is to enhance the future of the Southwest California Area, our Youth, and the Arts, Engineering and Technological workforce in California and throughout the US Nation through education, training and apprenticeship.

The three initial programs we are launching for the 2014/2015 school year are: a Theater Arts / Drama class, a Performing Jazz Band, and a Practical Creative Writing Class. Future programs will include: Video Production, Editing, Dance, Singing, Fine & Digital Art classes. The 16 week semester kicks off the week of Aug. 25th. You can Reserve a Spot in a class beginning June 16th and Open Enrollment begins August 4th for all Home School & Online School Students.

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JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. is excited to share the Commercial spots we produced for South Coast Winery a 60 second spot and a, 30 second spot. Also check out the newest Good Day Temecula Episode just released Spring 2014 and if you haven’t seen the Good Day Temecula episode Things to Watch in 2014 check it out too. JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. is very excited for the build out of the HI Def, State of the Art, Video Production Studio at the New Location,
we have lots of big things planned so stay tuned for future updates!

JDS Actors Studio
JDS Actors Studio can’t wait to move into the New Location as well. The Performance Space will be decked out to ensure those looking to break into the entertainment industry will have access to every advantage and training needed for Television, Film and Theatre.

Our Spring Plays are in rehearsal right now and our Open House and Performances are set for Saturday May 17th, 7PM and Sunday May 18th, 2PM This event is FREE just RSVP click here for your seat reservation. We fill up quick so don’t wait to reserve! It’s the only place in the Temecula Valley for FREE Theatre, Food & Fun!!! We hope to see you at our Open House to wish a fond farewell to our current Studio location with Lots of Laughs in our Spring Comedy One Act Plays!!

Don’t Forget to Save the Date for our Grand launch of our New Studio and JDS Creative Academy Friday August 8, 2014, 4 – 8PM

Please visit and subscribe to our You Tube Channel, follow JDS Video & Media Productions and JDS Actors Studio on Facebook and Twitter, and connect with both Diane Strand and Scott Strand on LinkedIn.

Connecting socially is good economics check out the article Economic Value of Social Networking I wrote for the EDC of Southwest California’s Newsletter in March.

All the best always,

Diane Strand & the JDS Team!

JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc.