Ve Neill

Ve Neill is one of the most renowned make-up artists in the motion picture business. She has earned 21 international nominations that include eight Oscar nominations. She won three Academy Awards for Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire and Ed Wood, two Emmys for Pee-wee’s Playhouse and The Shining, a BAFTA for Pirates of the Caribbean, four Saturn Awards and a Local 706 Best Character Makeup Award. She’s also the first artist to be awarded Hollywood Foreign Press “Makeup Artist of the Year.” Neill created space travelers for Star Trek the motion picture and the hit comedy Galaxy Quest; rock ‘n’ roll vampires for The Lost Boys; transformed Johnny Depp into Edward Scissorhands, Jack Sparrow, Ed Wood and Sweeney Todd; and Robin Williams into Mrs. Doubtfire. She’s also headed some of the largest movie franchises in the world: Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Amazing Spiderman and The Hunger Games. She’s been on the Local 706 Executive Board, an educator, a businesswoman and a judge on the hit TV series for Syfy Face Off. She has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by her guild Local 706. She has three films coming out this year: Shock and Awe starring Woody Harrelson and James Marsden, A Star is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga and the quirking new life inspired film Welcome to Marwen starring Steve Carrell and Leslie Mann directed by Robert Zemekis.

Sat. 12 - 1 p.m.

Interview with Ve Neill

(IMATS Stage)

Ve Neill is one of the most renowned make-up artists in the motion picture business. She has earned 21 international nominations that include eight Oscar nominations. She won three Academy Awards for Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire and Ed Wood, two Emmys for Pee-wee’s Playhouse and The Shining, a BAFTA for Pirates of the Caribbean, four Saturn Awards and a Local 706 Best Character Makeup Award. She’s also the first artist to be awarded Hollywood Foreign Press “Makeup Artist of the Year.” Neill created space travelers for Star Trek the motion picture and the hit comedy Galaxy Quest; rock ‘n’ roll vampires for The Lost Boys; transformed Johnny Depp into Edward Scissorhands, Jack Sparrow, Ed Wood and Sweeney Todd; and Robin Williams into Mrs. Doubtfire. She’s also headed some of the largest movie franchises in the world: Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Amazing Spiderman and The Hunger Games. She’s been on the Local 706 Executive Board, an educator, a businesswoman and a judge on the hit TV series for Syfy Face Off. She has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by her guild Local 706. She has three films coming out this year: Shock and Awe starring Woody Harrelson and James Marsden, A Star is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga and the quirking new life inspired film Welcome to Marwen starring Steve Carrell and Leslie Mann directed by Robert Zemekis.