The art and craft of motion picture makeup will be
explored in detail during the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences'
three-evening seminar series "Makeup Artists and
Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique."
Sessions will be held on Thursdays, October 16, 23
and 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Academy's Linwood
Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
"Makeup Artists and
Hairstylists" will offer a comprehensive look at
contemporary motion picture makeup and hairstyling
techniques from the perspective of the practitioners
themselves. Each week's topic will be illuminated by
film clips, onstage discussions with working makeup
artists and hairstylists, and questions from the
The series schedule is as follows:
October 16 - Beauty Makeup
Oscar winner Bill Corso ( Lemony Snicket's
A Series of Unfortunate Events ), with Academy
Award nominee Ronnie Specter ( Batman
Returns ), Academy governor Leonard Engelman
("Moonstruck"), Tricia Sawyer (Casino, The Love
Guru) and Bob Mills ("Pretty Woman").
October 23 - Character and Special Makeup Effects
Moderated by Engelman, with six-time Oscar
winner Rick Baker ("Men In Black"), two-time
Academy Award nominee Kazuhiro Tsuji ("Norbit"),
two-time Oscar winner Greg Cannom ("A Beautiful
Mind") and three-time Oscar winner Ve Neill ("Ed
October 30 - Hairstyling
Moderated by Engelman, with Oscar winner Gail
Ryan ("Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole
Christmas"), two-time Oscar winner Yolanda
Toussieng ("Ed Wood"), Roy Helland ("The Devil
Wears Prada") and Kathy Blondell ("Cast Away").
Tickets for the entire "Makeup Artists and
Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique"
series will be available beginning September 25 at a
cost of $30 for the general public and $20 for
Academy members and students with valid ID. Tickets
may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy
during regular business hours or online at
www.oscars.org/events. Tickets for individual
evenings, if available, will be $10 at the door.
The Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater is located at
1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. For more information,
call (310) 247-3600.
About the Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
is the world's preeminent movie-related
organization, with a membership of more than 6,000
of the most accomplished men and women working in
cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards
in which the members vote to select the nominees and
winners the Academy presents a diverse year-round
slate of public programs, exhibitions and events;
provides financial support to a wide range of other
movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a
neutral advocate in the advancement of motion
picture technology; and, through its Margaret
Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects,
preserves, restores and provides access to movies
and items related to their history. Through these
and other activities the Academy serves students,
historians, the entertainment industry and people
everywhere who love movies.