The Artisan is the official quarterly publication of the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706. This exclusive craft publication is not available on newsstands and is not for the general public. 2,500 copies are printed each quarter and are mailed directly to every single guild member, with bonus distribution to various entertainment and beauty industry personnel.
Local 706 and I.A.T.S.E. make-up artist Patti Denney has been working on the set of The Young and the Restless (Y&R) at CBS Television City in Hollywood for 37 years. (Is that some kind of record?) Patti, in charge of the Y&R make-up and hair department as key, is also an accomplished painter and photographer…
by JOSHUA KOSMAN (Reprinted from the San Francisco Chronicle) Midway through Sunday’s performance of La Bohème at the San Francisco Opera, Dale Travis made his way to his dressing room on the second-floor backstage at the War Memorial Opera House. The venerable and versatile bass-baritone was taking on two very different roles in Puccini’s opera-the […]
by Nana Fischer | Make-up and Hair Designer | Upon reading the script of The Lost City of Z as a make-up and hair designer, I was excited to take on a story that encompassed world wars, operas, gala balls, the jungle and indigenous tribes. It was a challenge and a feast.
by Shandra (Sha’) Page | Co-Department Head Hair & Journeyman Hair Stylist | The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller set during the Civil War, so the overall hair styles needed to be inspired by the 1800s. As heads of the hair department, Tony Ward and I, collaborated with hair design artist Odile Gilbert, who set the look for the women in the film.
by John Blake| Department Head & Make-up Designer | When I first met director James Gunn, it was to discuss his vision of make-up. As you no doubt know, James wrote both scripts for the two movies so I was aware that his vision would be personal and strong. As a make-up designer, my job is to encapsulate his vision and transpose it onto the screen…
by Claire Alexandra Doyle As a child, I loved being involved in theater and dance. Each equipped with our individual skills, we would come together to create a beautiful piece of work. Some would design outfits with their own flair to it, whether that be a specific stitching pattern or adding in machine embroidery designs […]
Back in the early 2000s when I was first starting off in the business, I had the great honor of sitting down with one of my idols, Warren Beatty.
On July 13, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and will be broadcast by CBS. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Colbert. The 69th Primetime […]