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 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