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MastersFX Names Sandra Lindala as New Vice President

International character FX company, MastersFX, has appointed Sandra Lindala as new Vice President, overseeing the company’s operations in both their Vancouver and Toronto studios. She will develop new business to empower the continued expansion of MastersFX. Lindala brings more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, having successfully collaborated with many of the biggest names in TV, film, music and publishing. For the past twelve-years, she managed Lindala […]

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Emancipation‘s Hair Dept. Head Andrea Bowman on the Importance of Authenticity, Dealing With New Orleans Weather, and Her Big Break

Antoine Fuqua shot his Apple TV+ movie Emancipation in New Orleans, with most of the production schedule calling for location work — usually on the grounds of plantations — which meant cast and crew spent hours and hours at the mercy of the Big Easy’s mercurial weather. That presented myriad challenges for Andrea Bowman, the film’s Hair Department Head. Bowman, who goes by “Mona” and counts among her dozens of […]

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MUAHS Guild Awards Winners: Elvis, Pam & Tommy, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) unveiled the winners of the 2023 MUAHS Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the films and TV shows that won multiple awards included WB’s Elvis, Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, HBO Max’s Legendary, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Melissa Peterman hosted the show, which was once again produced by IngleDodd Media and […]

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Oscar-Winning SFX Makeup Artist Howard Berger on Creating Blood, Bite Marks, and Beautiful Nails for Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire

The job of the special effects makeup artist is to make characters as gruesome and grotesque as possible, and Oscar-winner Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe) is a master at making such monsters and other otherworldly creatures for film and television. Berger’s 200+ credits date back to 1984 and include installments in the Nightmare on Elm Street and Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchises as […]


The Batman, Elvis, Pam & Tommy Lead Nominations for 2023 MUAHS Guild Awards

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced its nominations for the 2023 MUAHS Guild Awards, the 10th Anniversary of these awards, presented by HASK® Beauty. Winners will be honored at the awards gala, hosted by actress Melissa Peterman, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton hotel. Matt Reeves‘ The Batman received three nominations in the film categories, as did Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis. Everything Everywhere All at Once […]

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Babylon’s Makeup and Hair Design Department Heads on the Grotesque Glamour of Damien Chazelle’s Sweaty Hollywood Epic

The origins of cinema can be traced back to the 1800s with Thomas Edison‘s invention of the kinetoscope, which allowed one person at a time to view a moving picture. Audiences grew and so did filmmaking technology with the introduction of the “silent” movie in the 1920s, back when stars like Clara Bow first graced the silver screen. Bow was the rare performer to successfully make the transition to “talkies” […]


Below the Line’s Awards Season Film, Television Craft Interview Round-Up

Now that it’s late December, we’re fully into the awards season where crafts people in the industry get to nominate their colleagues in various below-the-line categories. Unlike the past few years, we’re including both television and film craft here, because many of the guilds and societies will be nominating for their annual awards, which include both film and television. You can also get a quick reminder of some of our […]

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Academy Unveils Shortlists in 10 Oscar Categories, Including a Star-Studded Field for Best Song

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards, including Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects. The Best Song category, in particular, is stacked this year, as artists who made the Academy’s shortlist include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady […]


Melissa Peterman Returns to Host 10th Annual Make-up Artists, Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Actress and comedian Melissa Peterman (Reba, Young Sheldon) will return to host the 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) Awards, presented by HASK Beauty. Known for playing “Barbara Jean” on Reba and “Brenda Sparks” on CBS’ #1 comedy, Young Sheldon, Peterson will bring her humor and talent to the star-studded MUAHS awards gala, honoring outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, […]

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Fred C. Blau Jr., Judy Crown to Receive Vanguard Awards at 10th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards

Emmy®-winning Make-Up Artist Fred C. Blau Jr., considered the expert on blood effects and tattoo artistry by his colleagues and best known for his work on The Illustrated Man, Tattoo, Apocalypse Now, and Planet of the Apes, joins Judy Crown, Emmy-winning hair stylist best known for her work on major TV series, including Seinfeld, Houdini, Geppetto, Murphy Brown, and Moonlighting, as recipients of the esteemed Vanguard Awards at the 10th […]