In an ongoing series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the three-evening seminar “Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique” at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater. On Oct. 16, 23 and 30, from 7 to 10p.m., attendees will get a detailed look at motion picture make-up techniques and hairstyling from the best in the business.
The first Thursday seminar, Beauty Makeup, will be moderated by Oscar® winner Bill Corso (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) and will feature Academy Award® nominee Ronnie Specter (Batman Returns), academy governor Leonard Engelman (Moonstruck), Morag Ross (The Aviator) and Bob Mills (Pretty Woman).
For the Oct. 23 seminar, Character and Special Makeup Effects, Engelman will moderate as six-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker (Men in Black), two-time Academy Award® nominee Kazuhiro Tsuji (Norbit), two-time Oscar® winner Greg Cannom (Mrs. Doubtfire) and three-time Oscar® winner Ve Neill (Ed Wood) discuss their careers.
The final Thursday seminar, Hairstyling, is also moderated by Engelman and features Oscar® winner Gail Ryan (Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas), two-time Oscar® winner Yolanda Toussieng (Ed Wood), J. Roy Helland (The Devil Wears Prada) and Kathy Blondell (The Aviator).
Tickets are available for the entire series; prices are $30 for the general public and $20 for academy members and students with valid ID. You may purchase tickets online at www.oscars.org/events, by mail or in person at the academy. Tickets for individual nights, if available, will be $10 at the door. For more information call (310) 247-3600.