Making the KD to Santa Fe Connection

Development Corner by Reis M. McCormick If you are thinking of using the Articulation Agreement between KD and Santa Fe University of Art & Design, you’re in great company! On our recent recruiting trip to New Mexico’s state thespian festival, we took the opportunity to catch up with a few KD alums who were just coming back to SFUAD from winter break. Our meeting at the historic Plaza Cafe in the Santa Fe square was a pleasant way to hear their news. RM: How’s everybody doing? Two thumbs up all around our crowded little lunch table. Paul Gleason (MPP) has… read more

KD Welcomes Andy Anderson!

KD Conservatory recently welcomed renowned Writer, Producer and Director, Andy Anderson, to faculty! Andy is the writer and director of the independent feature hit, Positive I.D., (Universal Pictures) nominated for Best Picture at Sundance Film Festival. The film also made a number of  best lists and was one of only two American films to be chosen for the exclusive “New Directors/New Films” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has written screenplays for Universal Pictures, Hyperion Pictures’ Honeymoon in Moscow, and Paramount Pictures’ Eddie Nine Lives for Eddie Murphy Productions. His screenplay Look It Up was invited to… 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