Note: This year's IMATS Sunday session will open later, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 21. Make sure you check the detailed schedule and plan accordingly.
Special make-up effects artist Greg Cannom and global talent agent Timothy Priano will be keynote speakers at the 2009 International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, which also hosts a fashion show and Star Trekpanel. And in honor of Father’s Day, IMATS is giving away a TV and Blu-ray Player and offering free admission for all dads. IMATS will be held June 20-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Los Angeles and is open to the public.
Cannom, who won this year’s Oscar® for Achievement in Makeup for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is a nine-time Oscar® nominee (he also won for Mrs. Doubtfire and Dracula). He has more than 100 film and television credits, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Master and Commander, The Passion of the Christ, Titanic and A Beautiful Mind.
Priano, whose agency Artists by Timothy Priano represents professional make-up artists and hairstylists worldwide, has offices in beauty hubs including New York and Los Angeles. He has worked with Laura Mercier, Oscar Blandi and Francois Nars and has furthered the careers of Matin, Gina Viviano, Denise Markey and Tina Turnbow, among others. In addition to making up celebrities for TV appearances and the red carpet, his artists have done editorial, advertising and commercial jobs for publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Vanity Fair, and for such brands as Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein. Priano will discuss the state of the industry at IMATS.
Other guest speakers include Oscar®-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, whose film credits include Amadeus, The Godfather, The Exorcist and Taxi Driver; artists including Joel Harlow and Barney Burman discussing their work on the new Star Trek film; and Nolan Robert, the winner of last season’s make-up reality show Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist.
Professional make-up artists and clothing designers have collaborated on an exclusive fall fashion preview showcasing prêt a porter, couture and haute couture collections. IMATS also features an exhibitor hall, where more than 40 cosmetics companies will show and sell products. Look for classes and demonstrations from industry leaders, the Make-Up Museum and the student make-up competition, which is divided into gothic beauty and X-Men mutants themes. Students will race against the clock to create winning looks and take home cash and prizes.
IMATS is sponsored by Make-Up Artist magazine, which now sponsors four other trade shows annually: IMATS is held in London in January, Vancouver in April, Sydney in September and Toronto in November. For tickets and more information, visit www.makeupmag.com or call (360) 882-3488.
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.