In an ongoing series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the three-evening seminar “Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique” at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater. On Oct. 16, 23 and 30, attendees will get a detailed look at motion picture make-up techniques and hairstyling from the best in the business.
The first Thursday seminar, Beauty Makeup, will be moderated by Oscar® winner Bill Corso (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of UnfortunateEvents) and will feature Academy Award® nominee Ronnie Specter (Batman Returns), academy governor Leonard Engelman (Moonstruck), Morag Ross (The Aviator) and Bob Mills (Pretty Woman).
For the Oct. 23 seminar, Character and Special Makeup Effects, Engelman will moderate as six-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker (Men inBlack), two-time Academy Award® nominee Kazuhiro Tsuji (Norbit), two-time Oscar® winner Greg Cannom (Mrs. Doubtfire) and three-time Oscar® winner Ve Neill (Ed Wood) discuss their careers.
The final Thursday seminar, Hairstyling, is also moderated by Engelman and features Oscar® winner Gail Ryan (Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch StoleChristmas), two-time Oscar® winner Yolanda Toussieng (Ed Wood), J. Roy Helland (The Devil Wears Prada) and Kathy Blondell (The Aviator).
Tickets are available for the entire series; prices are $30 for the general public and $20 for academy members and students with valid ID. You may purchase tickets online at www.oscars.org/events, by mail or in person at the academy. Tickets for individual nights, if available, will be $10 at the door. For more information call (310) 247-3600.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.