The JW Studio is an actor training studio of the highest caliber. Under the direction of Jason Weiss, the Studio is an innovative environment where professional actors hone their craft, develop their skills, and reach the highest levels of individual success. Through advanced scene work and intense personal exercises, actors at the JW Studio expand their own personal boundaries and forge new levels of excellence.
What we do
Drawing upon the techniques of the great early century teachers as well as contemporary masters, Jason Weiss teaches an amalgamated style that is focused on identifying the strengths of each individual student. Acting is a highly personal art form and the goal of the JW Studio is to help each student develop his or her own unique style.
By combining scene study with personal exercises, actors are able to find a first-hand connection with their characters and thereby bring a deeper sense of truthfulness and sophistication to their work. The classes are designed to help actors bridge the gap among all acting disciplines: film, TV, theatre, voice-over, commercial, and auditioning. The business of acting and auditioning technique is covered at great length on a week-to-week basis and it is not uncommon for special industry guests to stop by to offer their experienced opinions.
The JW Studio is a place for serious actors to call their home. It is where they can explore their specific strengths, weaknesses, triumphs, and fears in the safe environment of the classroom. As a result, JW Studio actors are able to find and identify their individual type, leading to more accurate branding and superb marketability.
Free information session
Our next information session will be held at the Studio on Wednesday, April 5th from 1-2 pm. Attendees will be given detailed information about the JW Studio and will receive a free 30-minute coaching session to be scheduled at their convenience. In addition to this, all attendees who schedule an audition for the Studio will be upgraded to a one-hour coaching session.
Learn how The JW Studio can help you advance your career to new levels of excellence. Please RSVP to secure a spot at the free information session. You can e-mail the studio at [email protected] or call the studio at (310) 659-9565.
The JW Studio is a division of Dog House Films, LLC and admission into the studio is by audition only. Classes are held at the Zephyr Theatre, located at 7456 Melrose Ave.
Jason Weiss founded the JW Studio in 2005 at the famed 29th Street Rep. Theatre Company in New York City. Jason has been on the faculty of the University of Florida, UCLA, Theatre of Arts and the T. Schreiber Studio. He has been a guest lecturer at University of Miami, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, SUNY Purchase and American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Jason holds an MFA degree from the University of Florida and a BFA degree from the University of Miami. He spent over 10 years studying with Terry Schreiber, William Esper, and Michael Howard. His current and past students can be seen on most networks, in feature films, and in theatres all over the country. Jason is the CEO of Dog House Films, a film and TV production company with multipile projects in development. He is also a producer at The Blank Theatre where he is the Artistic Director of the Young Playwrights Festival.