By Scott Wheeler | Make-up Department Head My journey on this film began with an email out of the blue inquiring if I might be interested. How could any make-up artist not be interested? After doing some conceptual designs, I met with our director Regina King, and all of our producers before I was actually hired. I […]
Michael Reitz, Department Head Hair and Zoe Hay, Department Head Make-Up fill us in on their work for This Is Us. by Michael Reitz, Department Head Hair I’ve been at This Is Us since the pilot was shot in January 2016, and 4½ years later, I continue to marvel at the popularity of the show […]
by Patty Bunch | Department Head Make-up After four decades, 11 seasons, and 246 episodes as one of the most influential sitcoms of all time, Will & Grace is coming to a historic and gratifying end. With 91 Emmy nominations, including 18 Emmy wins, the show will be remembered for years to come by grateful fans […]
PHOTOS COURTESY OF NETFLIX By SEAN FLANIGAN | DEPARTMENT HEAD HAIR Being chosen as the department head hair for a film of the scope and magnitude of The Irishman was a peak moment in my 25-year career. Nicki Ledermann, Department Head Make-up, brought me in as her partner in crime. In our initial discussions about this […]
PHOTOS BY HILARY B GAYLE/LIONSGATE SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS by KAZU HIRO | PROSTHETIC MAKE-UP DESIGNER In July of 2018, I received an email from Charlize Theron’s assistant, Matt Maher. He asked me if I was available for a film where she would be playing Megyn Kelly. I had met Charlize briefly when I was working on Mighty […]
As the department head make-up, Angie Wells’ challenge for the film was a total transformation for the glamorous Cynthia Erivo, who plays Harriet, by creating a realistic look that would support the character’s journey.
Jane Galli/Dept. Head Make-up and Gloria Casny/Dept. Head Hair track the process to get the stars across the finish line.