Structure of a Screenplay

Even if you’re experienced in writing, writing a screenplay is like entering a whole other world. Because most full-length screenplays are written so that they can be adapted into a two-hour movie, they tend to be around 110 pages long. As a result of this standard length, there is a pretty well-defined general structure for writing screenplays. While you don’t need to follow this structure exactly to write a great screenplay, it’s always helpful to know the basics before trying something more complicated. So here are some helpful tips for understanding screenplay structure: A typical screenplay is divided into three… 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

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

What Does KD Conservatory’s Motion Picture Production Program Have to Offer?

Have you always dreamed of being part of the film crews that bring movies and television productions to life? Making it in the film production industry isn’t always easy. It requires hard work, dedication, long hours, and a commitment to learning the skills that make you a valuable part of the team. We’re here to help you get those skills – as well as the invaluable hands-on experience – you need. The Motion Picture Production and film program at KD Conservatory has over a 90% employment rate and a 100% completion rate, meaning we can help you turn your dream… read more