KD Alum, Ivan Jones, stars in Theatre Britain’s “Beauty & The Beast”

‘There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame’ at Theatre Britain’s panto Ivan Jones, who plays the Dame in the company’s “Beauty & The Beast,” shares why he embraces the outrageous makeup, hoops and heels. Stewart F. House/Special Contributor Ivan Jones of Dallas transforms himself into Mrs. T Time as part of a British panto presented by Theatre Britain at the Courtyard Theater in Plano. He arrived at the theater to change into character on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Stewart F. House/Special Contributor “It’s just a lot of fun,” Jones says of his Dame roles. “The audience enjoys it. I love making… read more

Student Video Interviews

DeMarkus Corbins Samantha Slattery The Writer and Composer, Michael Childs Intro Video with Linda Leonard Megan Ellisor, Clayton Sackett, and Jorge Nunez Bri Shoemaker Jamison Michael Green Ashantra Ruth Olivia Dunlap Marlon Amos Bryson Marshall Jackie Cuesta Bryan Blanks

SFUAD and KD Conservatory Announce Articulation Agreement for Acting, Musical Theatre and Film Students

Qualified KD Conservatory Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts students seeking a bachelor’s degree will now have a seamless transition to SFUAD Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) today announced an articulation agreement with KD Conservatory Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts that offers a seamless transition for KD Acting, Musical Theatre (http://www.kdstudio.com/) and Film students to transfer into a four-year degree program in Santa Fe. The articulation agreement, uncommon in the state of Texas for a career college and university, allows KD Conservatory students to receive special pricing and streamlined admissions to SFUAD. The provisions also eliminate… read more

Patrick Emile Work Goes to New York

Michael Serrecchia, KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Chair, is directing this new musical! Local composer Patrick Emile has a new musical, As We Lie Still, being performed at the New York Musical Theatre Workshop in July.

COWBOYS OF COLOR, with KD Conservatory Film graduates, Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy

Dallas International Film Festival filmmakers visited the DIFF Studios at Holiday Inn Park Cities on Saturday, April  5th, 2014 to talk about their projects. See interviews from COWBOYS OF COLOR, with KD Conservatory Motion Picture Production graduates, Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy.

KD Conservatory Premiers 2 Films & 2014 High School Day Event at the Dallas International Film Festival

Best Acting College

        DIFF 2014 High School Day-April 4 Film School 411 What college should I go to? We can help students with that question. This twist on a high school round table, will bring alumni college students from all over the Texas area that are currently working in the industry, to fill in these guys about the inside scoop on the film school they attended. The alumni will answer questions, and talk about what their program was like and why it was a great film school to go to. If students are really considering film as a career,… read more

Texas Black Film Festival

Congratulations to Motion Picture Production Graduates: Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy on their recent wins at the Texas Black Film Festival (TBFF).   KD Conservatory is very proud of you!   BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARIES Cowboys of Color – Multi-Cultural Legacy (Directed by Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy – Dallas TX) Written by KD Conservatory instructor:  Carolyn McCormick   You Tube Video – Trailer for Cowboys of Color:   It also won… BEST TEXAS FILM Cowboys of Color – Multi-Cultural Legacy (Directed by Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy – Dallas TX)   THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD  went to “Ritechus Cry” (Directed by… read more

Director of the KD Conservatory TA Taylor – Martin Sheen

KD Conservatory’s Director – TA Taylor has been asked to do a reading with Martin Sheen Martin Sheen will participate in the staged reading in Dallas of Noah’s Ark, a new play inspired by James Douglass’ bestselling book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Noah’s Ark, by Pittsburgh playwright Ginny Cunningham, has been three years in development and will have a public staged reading at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. James Douglass will… read more

5 Directors with “Signature” Elements

A film director’s unique vision and style can have an incredible impact on the outcome of a film; if two directors are given the same script, the finished products may be worlds apart. While all directors have a personal style that they impart into their films, some directors have signature elements that are unmistakably theirs. Below are five directors and their unique personal trademarks. Alfred Hitchcock: The Cameo – One of the most well-known director signatures, Alfred Hitchcock’s propensity for making cameos in many of his films became somewhat of a game for many first-time viewers of his films as… read more

Choose KD Conservatory

There are a number of things to consider when you are choosing a fine arts college in Texas. So how do you go about selecting the right film and performing arts college for you? Try answering some of these questions to see if KD Conservatory is right for you: Does The Location Of My Film School Matter? In both real estate and choosing the right film school or acting school, it’s all about location, location, location! KD Conservatory is located in the sprawling Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Here you will find that the quality of life in Dallas is high because… read more