The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' three-evening seminar series “Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique” 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.
According to the Academy's press release, 'Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists' will feature “a comprehensive look at contemporary motion picture make-up and hairstyling techniques from the perspective of the practitioners themselves. Each week's topic will be illuminated by film clips, onstage discussions with working make-up artists and hairstylists, and questions from the audience.”
The “Make-Up Artists and Stylists” series schedule is as follows:
October 16 - Beauty Make-Up
- 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 Make-Up Effects
- Moderated by Leonard 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 Leonard 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 “Make-Up 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 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.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Jim Carrey as Count Olaf image: DreamWorks Pictures / Paramount Pictures.