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 (
), 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 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.
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