Academy Seminar Series Regarding Makeup, Beauty and Hair
Beauty Article Posted September 23, 2008


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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 audience.

The series schedule is as follows:

October 16 - Beauty Makeup

Moderated by 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 Wood").

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 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.

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