Faculty Profile: Dennis Bishop, Motion Picture Production Chair

Dennis Biship - Chair of Motion Picture Production

Before Dennis Bishop arrived, KD Conservatory had already established a reputation for itself as a premier educational institution for aspiring actors in stage and film. What KD Conservatory’s degree programs lacked, however, was a program for those whose passion in the film industry was for a career behind the scenes. That’s where Dennis Bishop came in. He joined KD Conservatory’s faculty in June of 2009 with the goal of creating a degree program for those interested in pursuing a career in film production. In the fall of 2009, the first classes in KD Conservatory’s Motion Picture Production degree program began,… read more

Michael Serrecchia’s Year of Murder and Mayhem

Director, choreographer, and KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Chair Michael Serrecchia reflects on the year that saw him, well…killing it. As I look back on 2012, I realize just how blessed and lucky I am to have the opportunity to work in the DFW theatre community. Over this last season, I had the joy of working with amazingly talented performers, designers, and producers who take great pride and pleasure in bringing the best of their talents to the audiences of our community. Not only was I lucky enough to be part of the team behind the scenes, but I also had… read more

Prison Break Features KD Conservatory Faculty, Alumni and Instructors

Throughout its four seasons, the Fox television series Prison Break was popular with audiences and critics alike, earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and winning both a People’s Choice Award and ALMA Award in 2006. In addition, however, it appears that Prison Break was popular with another crowd: a number of KD Conservatory alumni, faculty, and instructors have made appearances on the series throughout the years.   T.A. Taylor Relationship to KD Conservatory: Faculty, Acting Program Chair of Acting Degree Program Role on Prison Break: Pickup Truck Driver (“Hell or High Water”) About the Character: When Whistler needs to make… read more

Dennis Bishop Receives Lone Star Film Festival Commitment to Texas Award

We are proud to announce that KD Conservatory’s very own Motion Picture Production Chair, Dennis Bishop, has recently received the Lone Star Film Festival Commitment to Texas Award. Bishop was honored with the award during the LSFF Filmmaker Awards dinner on Saturday, November 10th at the 6th Annual Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth, TX. The Lone Star Film Festival Commitment to Texas Award was established to honor those who have shown dedication and commitment to supporting the film community within Texas. Without question, Bishop has been an outstanding advocate for Texas’ film community throughout his accomplished career, from… read more