October Film Industry Bash
Los Angeles Location Given Upon RSVP
$45 for non-members (includes food & a gift bag)
$22.50 for members (must call to get discount)
Special discount for students
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About The Speakers:
Allan Apone, Makeup Department Head
Apone's love of film began when he was nine years old. His family moved to Culver City, and the back lots of MGM and Desilu became his playgrounds. Career aspirations in film development in high school, where he and his friends made amateur movies. He worked as a production assistant on his first film soon after graduating. He continued working on independent projects, finally becoming a field producer with Bill Burrud Productions, which did travel logs for American Express. Later he became a purchasing agent in the hobby craft field with Western Trimming. From there he moved into his career in special effects and makeup.
He is now president and CEO of Makeup & Effects Laboratories (MEL), Inc. in North Hollywood and a multi-award nominated makeup artist. Apone, who also has excellent financial and organizational skills, co-produced three projects with actor Tom Berenger's production company, 1st Corps Endeavors, from 1994 to 1997. The projects included the award-winning mini-series Rough Riders, the TNT telefilm Avenging Angel and the feature film An Occasional Hell.
Susan Lipson, Celebrity Hair Stylist
Veteran Hollywood hairstylist and On_Set Academy founder Susan Lipson’s career has spanned over twenty years and her creative contributions have transformed high-profile actors from both film and television alike. Credited with hit films like Charlie’s Angels, Anchorman, Spiderman 3 and Van Helsing (among others,) Susan’s achievements as a Master Stylist, Extension Expert and Colorist have helped some of Hollywood’s hottest actors become more believable and memorable characters. In addition to applying her artistry to the tresses of Kirsten Dunst, Al Pacino, Kate Beckensdale and Drew Barrymore (to name a few,) Susan simultaneously
Pamela Monroe, UPM/ Line Producer
Pamela Monroe currently works as a Producer, Line Producer, UPM, and AD. Before her transition into production, her analytical nature allowed her to master the intricate details of financial operations, enabling her to design and implement efficient financial reporting systems for DreamWorks, Disney, and Fox.
Pamela started her career in production as an accountant on such films as Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, and Harold Ramis’ Bedazzled. As an Assistant Director, she worked on various films including Coach Carter, Obsessed, and Drive.