Network With Industry's Finest
Film, TV & Fashion Makeup Artist
CMU alumnus and former instructor, Craig-Ryan French is a versatile make-up artist with over a decade of experience in theatre, film, television, and fashion. He has worked as makeup department head on projects like SAW, Defiance and Killjoys which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Achievement in Makeup. Since 2005, Craig-Ryan French has served as the Artistic Director and Global Make-up Artist for Parisian-based fashion house PAUL & JOE His work has been featured in Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other leading industry publications along with Paris Fashion Week.
Film and TV Makeup Artist
Stephen has had an extensive career in film and television. He worked as Head of Makeup Department for major television shows and movies including Queer as Folk, Haven, and Camp Rock. He was also a recipient of multiple Canadian Screen Awards for Best Achievement in Television Makeup for the hit show Orphan Black. His work and artistic prowess has been spotlighted in magazines including Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour, and Make-Up Artist Magazine. Stephen has made valuable contributions to CMU as both an advisory board member and as an instructor.
SFX Makeup Artist
Former CMU instructor, Neil Morrill is a renowned sculptor and special effects makeup artist. With over 24 years of experience in the UK and Canada he has worked on numerous projects. His work includes Band of Brothers, The Descent, Crimson Peak, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Strain, Hereditary, IT, The Suicide Squad and Shazam. Recently, his work on Run This Town garnered him a Canadian Screen Award nomination for “Achievement in Make-Up”.
Film and TV Makeup Artist
Donald Mowat has a career that spans over 30 years he has served as make-up department head and designer on such films as The Fighter, 8 Mile, Nightcrawler, Blade Runner 2049. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his make-up work, including win BAFTA, SATURN and MUAHS Award nominations and a Special Achievement Gemini Award along with a Primetime Emmy Award. Donald continues to display his skill as an exemplary leader through speaking engagements with aspiring entertainment professionals.
Film and TV Makeup Artist
CMU alumna and former instructor, Candice has worked with Netflix, ABC, NBC, CBC, SONY Pictures, Marvel, Showcase, Lions Gate Films, Hallmark, Fox Searchlight, Vanity Fair and others. She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Canadian Screen Awards for her work on the Schitt’s Creek. She is also the founder of her own business, Source Organics.
Fashion Makeup Artist
For over fifteen years, Robert Weir’s artistry work as has appeared the pages of magazines like Vogue and V Man to the world’s most famous faces like Nelly Furtado, Saint Vincent and to the most powerful woman in fashion – Anna Wintour. He is the former beauty editor of Plaid Magazine. He also counts the exclusive Toronto salons LAC and Co, and Medulla and Co. as his partners.
”It's important to be true to yourself and to be able to admit when you don’t know something. Be able to critique your work and then to ask yourself, ‘How can I be better?’ Understand the fine line between confidence and arrogance.Donald MowatAward-winning Makeup Designer and Artist
Peggy Kyriakidou is the president of NABET 700-M UNIFOR, a union of film, television and new media technicians servicing the greater Toronto area. An award winning makeup artist herself, Kyriakidou has an extensive list of work which includes, Kim's Convenience Store, Mary Kills People and Stockholm.
Teresa Przybylski is an architect and a theatre designer. She is known for her designs in theatre, opera, dance and film. Her theatre work in theatre was awarded with five Dora Mavor Moore Awards and several Nominations. She is a recipient of two Gemini Awards for Production Design.
Mike Cameron of Unorthodox Design is an award-winning cosplayer, industrial designer, and movie prop maker. He has worked on numerous projects which includes but are not limited to films like Alien: Covenant, Thor: Ragnarok and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Diana Carrelli is cofounder of P1M in 2009. P1M is an award-winning talent and artist management agency. Based in Toronto but with network around the world, their works are regularly featured in top print and online publications.
Makeup Artist and CMU Alumni, Michael Walsh is a master of SFX makeup. His expertise and skill in makeup and special FX has landed him to work on a variety of films ranging from The Suicide Squad, IT (2017) and The Shape of Water to name a few. He has also worked on shows like Saving Hope, The Strain and Hannibal.
Michelle Nadon of Media Intelligence is a highly regarded recruitment specialist, career strategist and media instructor. She has provided state-of-the-art recruiting and career guidance to the Canadian media, entertainment and cultural sectors for nearly two decades.
Cig Neutron is a SFX makeup artist expert. Known for his work on Christmas with Cookie, John Carpenter: Utopian Facade and The Sandman. He was also a two time contestant on Syfy's Face Off.
James has over 30 years in the film & TV industry with numerous Emmy & Guild awards for his work on StarTrek Discovery, Nip/Tuck,” American Horror Story: “Freak Show”, “Hotel”, and “Roanoke”. James has served as Department Head or Key Makeup Artist on over 115 projects ranging from “Fast and the Furious” franchise to "Parks and Recreation".
Stuart Bray has freelanced as a prosthetic and makeup effects artist since 1994. His crew credits include Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, The Mummy 1 & 2, Harry Potter, Dr Who, Shaun of The Dead, In Bruges and Stardust.
Shaune is an award winning makeup artist who has worked on films such as Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, The Mummy, and all the Harry Potter Films. He has also contributed to other films such as: Sleepy Hollow, Danny Boyle's Sunshine, World War Z, Jupiter Accending and Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.
Michael Key has been nominated five and won two Emmy Awards for his makeup artistry on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993 and 1999. Key worked on the film Planet of the Apes in 2001, as well as the films Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull and Batman & Robin. He is the founder of Make-Up Artist Magazine. Key launched the first make-up industry's international trade show called IMATS.
Sandra Corazza is the costume supervisor for the Canadian Opera Company. Since 1989, Corazza has worked with the esteemed company to create grand, true and authentic experiences. Overseeing costume production from inception to the stage, she ensures the show is met with the highest possible standards both in artistry and technicality.
Sharron Ryman has worked with the Canadian Opera Company since 2001. Skilled in both makeup and hair artistry, Ryman is in charge of helping operatic magic happen. As the makeup and wig supervisor, Ryman cooordinates the design, application of hair and make-up throughout the duration of the stage production.
For over 25 years, Sébastien Tardif has worked for many global luxury brands and celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Nelly Furtado, Jane Fonda, Olivia Palermo and Glen Close to name a few. He has led makeup direction for more than 100 fashion week shows in New York and internationally. He as appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle magazines and more. He is the creator of Veil Cosmetics.
”You brand yourself, you sell yourself. Your network yourself and you make yourself known. By up keeping your skillset, by keeping your network relationships alive and well; you can grow as a makeup artist.Peggy KyriakidouPresident of NABET 700-M UNIFOR
Representatives of Chanel Beauty came in to share the brand's historic influence on the world of makeup and also shared their latest skincare samples with students.
We had Nasrin Abbasi, Account Executive of NARS Cosmetics, and Francine, international NARS makeup artist come in to chat with our students.