Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Membership Requirements

From Academy Bylaws:

Article III, Section 1. Membership shall be by invitation of the Board of Governors. Invitations to active membership shall be limited to those persons employed by motion picture producing companies, or credited with screen achievements, or who have otherwise achieved distinction in their respective fields of endeavor within the industry and who, in the opinion of the Board, are qualified for membership.

To be considered for invitation to membership in the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch of the Academy, a makeup artist or hairstylist must:

(a)  have a minimum of seven years experience in makeup or hairstyling  for theatrical feature films,


(b)  have supervisory position on at least five theatrical feature films (at least three within the last  seven years) of a caliber which, in the opinion of the executive committee, reflect the high standards of the Academy.


(c)  have been nominated for an Academy Award in the Makeup and Hairstyling category.


(d)  have, in the judgment of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Executive Committee, otherwise achieved unique distinction, earned special merit or made an outstanding contribution as a makeup artist or hairstylist.

The person proposed must also supply an additional page defining responsibility on all films theatrically released at the time of application.  Credits listed must match theatrically released screen credits.

A letter of recommendation from each sponsor must be included with the proposal.

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