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New IMATS Battle of the Brushes Themes Show Passage of Time

2015 Battle of the Brushes themes

In 2015, we want your make-up design to reflect the passage of time. Follow the link for the 2015 Battle of the Brushes themes.


Oscar Winner Ve Neill Joins IMATS L.A.

Ve Neill and work collage

Make-Up Artist magazine, which produces IMATS, has announced that Oscar-winning artist Ve Neill has joined IMATS Los Angeles as a keynote speaker.


Odd Studio to Reveal New Character at IMATS L.A.

Work by Odd Studio

IMATS L.A. keynote speakers Adam Johansen and Damian Martin will demonstrate a new, unseen character at IMATS Los Angeles 2015.


Don’t Miss ‘The Strain’ at IMATS Toronto 2014

The Strain panel discussion

Get behind-the-scenes details of the hit FX Network show The Strain during an IMATS Toronto panel discussion. Co-creature/make-up effects supervisors Steve Newburn and Sean Sansom will join fellow artists Jordan Samuel and Colin Penman onstage to discuss the gory details of the show’s make-up.

The Strain is based on a best-selling trilogy cowritten by producers Guillermo …


Get ‘Reign’ Make-up Details at IMATS Toronto

Reign panel

Make-up department head Linda Preston will discuss the wide range of make-ups needed for the CW’s hit show Reign. From ballroom beauty looks to beheading effects, you’ll get an inside look at what it takes to bring it all together.

Reign chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots; it films in Toronto. See …


Avoid Traffic Delays En Route to IMATS Sydney

IMATS Sydney 2014 Royal Hall of Industries

The Sydney Running Festival will take place Sunday, Sept. 21 and cause delays in getting to IMATS at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park (1 Driver Ave., Moore Park NSW 2021). Four separate running events will occur throughout the day, with the earliest starting at 6:15 a.m.

During the festival, roads and vehicle gates in …


Don’t Miss This Tribute to Dick Smith

Dick Smith, godfather of make-up

IMATS and Make-Up Artist magazine will honor the life of “the godfather of special make-up effects,” Dick Smith, on Aug. 9 at 3:45 p.m. on the IMATS Vancouver Main Stage.

Groundbreaking Oscar winner Smith—whose work on films includes The Exorcist, Little Big Man, Taxi Driver, The Hunger, The Godfather and Amadeus—died July 30 in Los Angeles. …


Get Expert Tips From Roque Cozzette

Make-up by Roque Cozzette

Beauty artist Roque Cozzette will be a keynote speaker at IMATS Toronto 2014.

Cozzette has experience in print, television, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic innovation. While working with Heather Graham, Christina Milian, Melody Gardot, Roxanna, Lil’ Mama and others, he perfected airbrushing techniques for HD and digital photography, which he then brought to the runways of Christian …


Odd Studio to Present New Character at IMATS Sydney

Work by Odd Studio

Keynote speakers and special make-up effects artists Adam Johansen and Damian Martin, directors of world-renowned Odd Studio, will demonstrate a new, unseen character at IMATS Sydney.


‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ Make-up Designer to be Keynote Speaker

Charles Porlier and his work

Two-time Emmy-winning make-up artist Charles Porlier has joined IMATS Vancouver as a keynote speaker.

Porlier’s 32-year career has included work on such films as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, X2, Thir13en Ghosts, Hot Tub Time Machine, Door to Door and Mission to Mars. He recently worked on AMC’s The Killing and the Web series Halo 4: Forward …


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