Category: Industry Speaks

MUD Congratulates Our Grads Nominated for Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

It’s one of the most glamorous, prestigious nights in our industry: On February 16th, the 6th Annual Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards will honor outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in television, commercials and music videos, motion pictures, and live theater. The black tie event is a production of the skilled professionals…

MUD Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary with Francine Reich

Tweet Share Francine Reich is the Brand Manager for Make-Up Designory Cosmetics. She began working for MUD as the store manager in 1998, and studied make-up and worked as a freelance artist in the early nineties. She has also been a licensed Cosmetologist for nearly 30 years. With the company’s decision to design, create and manufacture our…

MUD Talks: An Interview with Vincent Van Dyke

Tweet Share Born and raised in Los Angeles, Vincent Van Dyke is an industry leader in special make-up effects. Getting his first job at just 14 years old, Vincent Van Dyke has gone on to work on TV shows and movies like I Tonya, Darkest Hour, Code Black, and Dexter. Acting as the owner and…

From Mailman to Make-Up Artist: Adrian Rigby talks with Burbank Students for MUD Talks

Tweet Share Working as a postman for the UK Royal Mail, Adrian Rigby began his career reaching out to special effects make-up artist Nick Dudman. They had never met, but both living in Northern England where there was little work, Rigby figured Dudman was the only big professional he might be able to get to…

Special Make-Up Effects Professional Neill Gorton Speaks to Students for MUD Talks

Tweet Share British animatronics and prosthetic specialist Neill Gorton has developed a name for himself on the sets of Saving Private Ryan (1998), Children of Men (2006) and Doctor Who (2005). Starting at only 17 years old, he has won the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards four times with six nominations,…