Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique

This three-evening seminar series offered a detailed look at contemporary motion picture makeup and hairstyling techniques from the perspective of the practitioners themselves. Each week’s topic was illuminated by film clips, on stage discussions with working makeup artists and hairstylists, and questions from the audience.

Oct. 16 – BEAUTY MAKEUP
Moderated by Bill Corso (“Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Click”)
With Ronnie Specter (“Hairspray,” “Batman Returns”)
Leonard Engelman (“Moonstruck,” “The Witches of Eastwick”)
Tricia Sawyer (“The Love Guru,” “Casino”)
Bob Mills (“Pretty Woman,” “Beaches”)

Oct. 23 – CHARACTER AND SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS
Moderated by Leonard Engelman
With Rick Baker (“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Men in Black”)
Kazuhiro Tsuji (“Norbit,” “Click”)
Greg Cannom (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Bicentennial Man”)
Ve Neill (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Ed Wood”)

Oct. 30 – HAIRSTYLING
Moderated by Leonard Engelman
With Roy Helland (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Sophie’s Choice”)
Gail Ryan (“21 Grams,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”)
Kathy Blondell (“The Departed,” “Cast Away”)
Yolanda Toussieng (“Hairspray,” “Ed Wood”)

Leonard Engelman

Makeup artist and Academy governor Leonard Engelman shows examples of his work from “Rocky IV.”