A Tribute to Jerry Lewis: A simple plan of Epic Proportion – Make em’ Laugh

By: Reis Myers McCormick  Entertainer, or Humanitarian? Jerry Lewis’ epic life spanned nine decades (1926-2017), eight of which he spent making us laugh, six of which he spent raising billions of dollars for Muscular Dystrophy. Entertainment in his blood Jerry Lewis came from a family of entertainers. He joined his parents onstage for the first time at the ripe old age of five. His mother said “Don’t tiptoe! Whatever you do, don’t tiptoe through life!” And then she threw him into the spotlight to sing. He dropped out of high school at 16 and began performing his wildly creative brand… read more

Director of Development, elected to serve as 1st Vice President of the DFW local of SAG-AFTRA

On Wednesday, August 9th, KD faculty member and Director of Development Reis Myers McCormick was elected to serve as 1st Vice President of the DFW local of SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA brings together two American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists. Their members united to form the successor union in order to preserve those hard-won rights and to continue to extend and expand those protections into the 21st century and beyond…. read more

KD Conservatory Partners with Kim Dawson Agency for Model Search 20th Anniversary

For the 20th anniversary of its annual model search, the Kim Dawson Agency has partnered with KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts and CW33. Each year, hundreds of prospective models enter to become finalists in the prominent model search. The contest has launched careers of world renowned super models, such as Erin Wasson, Ali Michael and Hannah Ferguson. “We have never previously partnered with Kim Dawson on this event, so we are looking forward to supplying the videography,” said KD Conservatory Owner Kathy Tyner. “KD Conservatory appreciates this opportunity to revisit the roots of our companies’ relationship and… read more