Hollywood’s professional makeup school

November 2006

Welcome to Cinema Makeup School’s E-Newsletter, which is created to keep you informed of what’s going on at Cinema Makeup School. It features news about our students, alumni and esteemed instructors.

Also, search “Cinema Makeup School” on YouTube.com to take a virtual tour of our facilities. See what our instructors, students and professional makeup artists have to say about their experiences with CMS. You’ll also find Cinema Makeup School featured on Discovery’s Animal Planet. You can also view the Virtual Tour and other videos here on our own website in our Gallery/Media & Newsletters section.

Cinema Makeup School welcomes Prosthetics and Special Makeup Effects instructor Greg McDougall to its faculty. His long list of credits include War of the Worlds, The Chronicles of Narnia, Creepshow 3, Seed of Chucky, Eight Below, Son of the Mask, Demon Hunter, Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie, Fire Wall, Clone, the WB’s Charmed, MTV’s Parental Control, commercial ads for Nike and Burger King, and live acts such as the “Batman Stunt Show” at Six Flags theme park. Greg will be teaching students how to create molds and special effect appliances in our Prosthetic and Special Effects lab.

CMS also welcomes TV and Film instructor Lydia Milars, known for her extraordinary work on such films as Fight Club, Blow, Shopgirl, Grilled, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story, Big Fat Liar, Dude Where’s my Car, Seabiscuit, Ali, Panic, Coyote Ugly, One Night at McCool’s, Gone in 60 Seconds, Wild Wild West, Hard Eight, Box of Moonlight, and Hollow Man; and television’s Homeward Bound, MAD TV, Texarkana, and Treasure Island.

Instructor Monique Hahn joined the Cinema Makeup School faculty in September and has been sharing her expertise with students enrolled in the Beauty and High Fashion courses. Credits include films Van Wilder, Road Trip, Bonetrick; and television’s Blind Date, Talk Soup, True Hollywood Stories, The Surreal Life, Next Action Star, and Steven Speilberg’s Movie Magic.

Cinema Students learn that hair is an important part of a makeup from Makeup and Hair Design instructors Tracey Taylor and Sheena during a Hair Workshop held on October 26, 2006. Tracey’s work has been seen in magazines Mademoiselle, People, Seventeen, Playboy, In Style, Vogue; as well as in commercials for Coca-Cola, VISA Gold, Bud Light, and McDonald’s. Film and television credits include Barbershop, Extreme Makeover, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, BET, BBC, Showtime, and Oxygen networks.

Cinema Makeup School congratulates this quarter’s Student Competition winners:

Special FX Makeup Oct. 6
Ebru Kiziltan (1st), Tara Lang (2nd ), Heather Coleman (3rd)

High Fashion Makeup Oct. 6
Chika Nomura (1st), Casey Conover (2nd), Desiree Cooper (3rd)

High Fashion Makeup Oct. 27
Young Eun Koh (1st), Jin Jin Kim (2nd), Kayla Barry (3rd)

You can also view more contest winners at our Student Portfolio page under our Gallery section.

Cinema Makeup School graduate Katy Souza took her talent to the big screen with the premiere of Carbabes, an independent comedy starring Ben Savage, at the Hollywood Film Festival last month. She was Key Makeup Artist on indie film Sunny and Share Love You (post-production), a rockumentary starring Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Mink Stole (Polyester, Hairspray), and Stephen Root (Office Space). Katy freelances for local model/actor clients and has contributed to numerous fashion shows and live performances.

CMS Master program graduate Liz Mendoza celebrates the release of Halloween Night, a sure-to-be cult classic in which she worked as Key Makeup Artist.

Cinema Makeup School graduate Shelley Stull has been working with local Dallas television networks Splashmedia, Traders Television, and TSTN, as well as on national programs such as NBC’s Dateline and CNBC’s Squawk Box hosted by Carl Quintanilla. She has also worked with top modeling agencies in Dallas, Texas where she resides, and her work can be seen on the cover of magazines Empowering Women, Entrepreneur, Work From Home, Supermodels Unlimited, and Fierce.

CMS graduate Magali Wharton has been keeping busy doing editorial makeup work for independent magazines Jolie (spread), The Connection, IB Concept, RIX Magazine (April cover). She also does various promos for BET (Black Entertainment Television) channel.

Former Cinema Makeup School student Josh Holland worked at Captive Audience Productions with esteemed makeup guru Greg Cannom (The Howling, Lost Boys) on the latest Brad Pitt movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher. He also worked for Optic Nerve on the television show Heroes.

Stephanie Jennings, recent Professional Makeup course graduate brought her talent to Memphis where she worked with a local opera house and theater group and is frequently booking wedding gigs. She spent October working at a Haunted House where we’re sure she inspired a few screams!

Instructor and body painting legend, Nelly Recchia, paid homage to her native country France with an elaborate painted corset on the lead dancer of a piece entitled, Marie Antoinette. Coinciding with the release of the Sophia Coppola film about the very fashionable Queen of France, this mesmerizing piece was the crowd favorite at the King Cabaret Club in Hollywood. Liz Mendoza and Katy Souza assisted Nelly in preparing the dancers.

Nelly also led a seminar on body painting at the CMS open house, where a local Korean television channel filmed the process of creating art on a human canvas. Instructor Leonard Engelman gave a demonstration of creating an old age character makeup at the open house. Guests were amazed at the transformation!

Mr. Engelman, a union member of many years, also gave an informative lecture last month about the benefits of joining the Local 706 Union.

The school is open for tours Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. We welcome local and international students and are looking forward to a visit from an India-based agency this month.