5 Must-See Holiday Movies – The Traditional Classics

For nearly every holiday or occasion, there are movies dedicated that use them as a setting, theme, or even major plot element. The winter holidays, however, have spawned a film genre all their own, and for many have become an essential part of celebrating and enjoying the season. Below, in no particular order, are five must-see traditional holiday classics.    1.    Miracle on 34th Street (1947) This black-and-white classic tells the story of a Macy’s department store Santa Clause who is institutionalized when he claims to be the real Santa. The film has been remade a number of times, but… read more

Making the Best of an Audition Rejection

Almost every actor dreams of simply being “discovered” one day and rocketing to instant fame and stardom. The reality, however, is that succeeding as an actor can require tireless persistence, drive, and dedication. Particularly when starting out, your days may be filled with audition after audition as you gain the experience needed to improve your craft and build your resume. More auditions mean more opportunities for landing a part – but they also mean more rejections. In fact, you’ll likely hear “no” far more often than “yes”. The key is to not let rejection get you down; rejection is simply… read more

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: KD Conservatory Alumni “Bacon Numbers”

In 1994, the concept that everyone in the world is separated by no more than six degrees took a famous pop-culture turn. In January of that year, Kevin Bacon commented in an interview that he’d worked with everyone in Hollywood – or someone who had worked with them. In April, a newsgroup thread titled “Kevin Bacon is the Center of the Universe” sprung up online. Around the same time, three college students sought entertainment during a heavy snowstorm by settling in to watch the movie Footloose, and turned the concept into the game known today as “Six Degrees of Kevin… read more