Speakers

1:1 with Alex Box at IMATS London

Alex Box

An IMATS first! One-on-one time with the master artist and creative genius, Alex Box at IMATS London!


Don’t Miss Creature Artist Steve Johnson at IMATS London 2015

Steve Johnson

Emmy-award winning American creature and effects artist Steve Johnson will be a keynote speaker at IMATS London 2015.


CBS Artist Dishes on 65-Year Career at IMATS New York

News2015: Riccie Johnson

CBS artist Riccie Johnson will discuss her 65-years-and-going-strong career at IMATS New York 2015 during the Make-Up Artist Pro-Card Event.


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 …


Celebrate ‘Saturday Night Live’ Milestones at IMATS New York 2015

'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live and the 20th anniversary of make-up department head Louie Zakarian’s tenure there. IMATS is thrilled to honor these milestones with a special celebration featuring Zakarian, current and former SNL artists and cast members.

Details are pending. Keep checking imats.wpengine.com for details. 


Mike Spatola Will Show You How to Create Realistic Age Make-up

Mike Spatola and work collage

Join featured speaker Mike Spatola Sunday, June 29 as he walks you through a discussion and demonstration of subtle, realistic age make-up using translucent colors and stretch-and-stipple techniques.

With more than 30 years’ professional experience, Mike Spatola is the author of The Monstrous Makeup Manual, books 1 and 2. He worked on Return of the Living …


Oscar Nominee Steve Prouty Joins IMATS Los Angeles 2014

Steve Prouty and work collage

This morning Steve Prouty received an Oscar nomination for his work on Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. He is set to be a featured speaker at IMATS Los Angeles 2014. Visit the Speaker Bios and Schedule pages for more details.

Follow the link for an extensive look at the make-up in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. 

Prouty’s résumé includes …


Jordu Schell to Lead Sculpting Demo

Jordu Schell and work collage

Sculptor and concept artist Jordu Schell will join IMATS Los Angeles 2014 as a featured speaker. He’s scheduled to conduct his class Creature and Character Design in Clay.

Films for which Schell has designed creatures and characters include Predator 2, Men in Black, Alien: Resurrection, Avatar, The Mist, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, The Chronicles of Narnia: …


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