Speaker Bios


Adrien Morot

Adrien Morot

Adrien Morot was a monster and make-up fan from an early age. His teachers and parents suggested that he find more stable and realistic work as an adult, but at age 20, he left Montreal to pursue his dreams in Los Angeles. Since then, he has worked on more than 100 features and has traveled internationally, shooting movies in some astounding places. He was a nominee for the Achievement in Makeup Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards, for the movie Barney’s Version. Morot runs his studio from Montreal; his work also appears in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, X-Men: Days of Future PastSource Code, Immortals and on www.adrienmorotmakeupfx.com.
2015 Battle of the Brushes

Battle of the Brushes

The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and to those who have graduated 12 months prior to the competition date. Eight competitors will be selected for each competition. Cash and/or prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners for each competition. To qualify, you must fill out and send us the entry form, along with 8-10 photos of different looks you have done. Photos don't have to represent the make-up you plan to enter in the competition. All entries, photos and artwork become the non-returnable property of Key Publishing Group.

The character/prosthetic competition takes place on Saturday. Competitors will be given prosthetics on the day of competition, which they must incorporate into their designs. The time limit for the character competition is three hours. No outside prosthetics are allowed, only the ones supplied by IMATS. Our 2015 character/prosthetic theme is Age Make-up Challenge.

The beauty/fantasy competition takes place on Sunday, and the time limit is two hours. Our 2015 beauty/fantasy theme is Historical Beauty Trends.


Eve Pearl

Eve Pearl is a five-time Emmy winner, author and beauty authority. A leader in high definition beauty, Pearl and her work have appeared on The View, Today, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly & Michael, Saturday Night Live, the Academy Awards, American Ballet Theatre and more. As an innovator and trendsetter, she continues to develop EVE Pearl Beauty Brands. Her Reverse Contouring and signature methods are used worldwide to minimize time and maximize results.
Gregory Arlt

Gregory Arlt

Keynote speaker and M.A.C.'s Director of Makeup Artistry, Gregory Arlt, began working at Fred Segal in 1989. By 1993, he had built a healthy clientele as a make-up artist. When four M.A.C. artists told him he should work with M.A.C., he interviewed and was hired instantly. He now teaches master classes worldwide and works the shows in Paris, Milan, New York and L.A. Clients include Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige and Victoria Beckham.

Jordan Samuel

Jordan Samuel served as make-up department head for the 2013 remake of Carrie. His additional credits include Pacific Rim, Total Recall, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Incredible Hulk, Chicago and Hairspray. He won a Primetime Emmy for his work on the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys and was nominated for a BAFTA twice, for Chicago and Hairspray.


Kevin James Bennett

Kevin James Bennett is known across the industry as one of the most product-driven, business-focused artists of a generation. Not only is he an Emmy Award winner and incredibly successful make-up artist, he is a leader and educator in all aspects of the industry, an inspirational voice and, without a doubt, one of the most intensive product experts. 
Randy Daudlin

Randy Daudlin

Randy Daudlin is a professional make-up artist with more than 30 years’ experience. He has also been an instructor, writer, director and most recently, international author. Daudlin has directed two feature films and published three out of the kit make-up effects reference books: Hurt ‘Em Reel Good - 2nd Edition, Reel Characters and Reel Tips & Tricks. He is working with Jordane Cosmetics developing new products for the film and television industry.

Roque Cozzette

Roque Cozzette is a make-up artist, photographer, innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades. He is experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand (Cozzette) offers cruelty-free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.
Sean Sansom

Sean Sansom

Sean Sansom is a Toronto-based special make-up effects artist who has worked in film and television for the past 22 years. His credits cover a wide range of genres, from horror and sci-fi to period dramas. In 2009 he shared an Emmy Award for his work on Grey Gardens. He has served as a key on-set artist for such California-based studios as KNB EFX Group; Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.; AFX Studios, Stan Winston Studio and Legacy Effects.


Sébastien Tardif

For more than 20 years, acclaimed make-up artist Sébastien Tardif has beautified celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Jane Fonda, Olivia Palermo and Raven Symone.  He has led make-up direction for over 100 fashion-week shows in New York and internationally. His signature illuminated make-up has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle magazines. Tardif is also the creator of Veil Cosmetics.

Siân Richards

Siân Richards is an award-winning make-up artist. Richards has worked in every avenue that make-up demands, from editorial to special effects. She won the Broadcast Film Critics Choice Award for the transformation she performed on Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas and was Emmy and 706 Guild Award nominated for her transformation of Queen Latifah into ’30s blues icon Bessie Smith. Richards just completed working on Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, just wrapped Avengers: Infinity War and will shoot Avengers 4 (Untitled) this fall. You can see more of her work on Chadwick Boseman on the Netflix original Message from the King. She also has a successful brand called London Brush Company

Tanya Deemer

Tanya Deemer has almost two decades of experience in the fashion/beauty industry. She is a licensed celebrity make-up and hair artist whose work can be seen from the runways of New York Fashion Week to Hollywood’s big screen. She can also be seen on Extra TV and The Doctors as a celebrity make-up and hair artist, teaching the viewers some industry tips and tricks. Deemer also serves as a global educator at such venues as IMATS and recently launched her Makeup Artistry Certification program at the South Bay LA Makeup Artistry Institute.
Thomas E. Surprenant

Thomas E. Surprenant

Thomas E. Surprenant has been a make-up artist for more than 30 years and has developed products and techniques to further the craft. He has been nominated for three Emmys and has won twice. Surprenant has also been part of two Academy Award-winning make-up crews and has received a Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award. He has contributed to Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the Syfy show Defiance and has designed brushes for the Bdellium Tools SFX line.
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