Speaker Bios

Brian Champagne

Brian Champagne

Brian Champagne has been a professional make-up artist for 29 years and is the three-time U.S. and world champion facialist in Bio-Therapeutic’s Face of the Future contest. His clients include Miss USA and Miss Universe, and he’s worked on the Emmy Awards and Reality Awards. Champagne is a social media sensation, a top educator and holds the world record for the largest make-up workshop in history known as Living Legends and Friends. He created Brian Champagne Skin Care, a high-performance line formulated to be perfectly compatible with make-up.
Darren Jinks

Darren Jinks

Darren Jinks has served as wigmaster at the Los Angeles Opera since 2006, and has worked as a make-up artist, wigmaker and hairstylist for more than 25 years in opera, theater and film. He received the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award for Best Makeup for a Theatrical Production for The Magic Flute and The Lion King. Jinks’ credits include Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Titanic.

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. 
Lianne Moseley

Lianne Moseley

Canadian make-up artist Lianne Moseley specializes in body painting, editorial and commercials. With a decade of experience in the industry, this self-taught creator has turned her passion into a quickly ascending career. She has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including The Daily Mail, MTV, The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed.

Norma Hill-Patton

Award-winning make-up artist Norma Hill-Patton began her career in her native England at the BBC working on productions such as The Cleopatras; I, Claudius and French and Saunders. She went on to do Out of Africa, Mister Johnson and A Far Off Place. She relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1991, where she designed for films such as X-Men 2, Catwoman, The A-Team, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Interview. She is a personal to Halle Berry, with whom she is working on the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Rich Knight

Rich Knight

Rich Knight is a 23-year special make-up effects industry veteran. His numerous credits include 100 Million BC, Beowulf, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Omen, Poseidon, NCIS, CSI, Alias, House, Power Rangers and The X-Files. In addition to teaching at Seattle’s Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology, Knight has taught at EI School of Professional Makeup and Cinema Makeup School. He’s also a contributing writer for Make-Up Artist magazine and a former IMATS Los Angeles Make-up Museum curator.
Robert Pandini

Robert Pandini

Robert Pandini is an Academy Award and BAFTA nominee for his work on The Revenant. He began his work in the film industry in Canada in 1984. Pandini has worked on dozens of films and television series worldwide and is most known for his hairstyling work on The Revenant, Juno and Shooter.

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, 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.

Siân Richards

Siân Richards is a second-generation U.K. make-up artist. After art school, she studied make-up to fulfill her childhood ambition to be a make-up artist. Twenty-four years later, she has traveled the globe, doing make-up ranging from editorial to movies to special make-up effects. She won the 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Makeup for her work on Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas. Richards owns the London Brush Company and worked on HBO’s Bessie as Queen Latifah’s personal.
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 and the Syfy show Defiance, and has designed brushes for the Bdellium Tools SFX line.
Todd McIntosh

Todd McIntosh

Make-up artist and educator Todd McIntosh’s career spans more than three decades. He wrote the first IATSE 891 Vancouver Makeup Trade Test, and after moving to Los Angeles, he became an educator for IATSE 706. One of McIntosh’s core beliefs is in the value of basic skills—like hand-laid hair. He has two Emmys, (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pushing Daisies) and 14 Emmy nominations.
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