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).

The Oscar® nominated make-up artists for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,’ Martin Samuel (left) and Ve Neill

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).

Kazuhiro Tsuji (left) and Rick Baker

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, 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.