Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2023

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12 • THE ARTISAN WINTER 2023 GUILD NEWS STEVE LA PORTE AND JOSÉE NORMAND TO BE HONORED 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Announced STEVE LA PORTE Journeyman Make-up Artist With over 100 titles to his credit, Academy Award-winning and Emmy- winning make-up artist Steve La Porte earned recognition as a top master of special make-up effects and prosthetics. La Porte was accepted at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, where he studied theatrical make-up and prosthetics, then was hired for Universal Studio Tour make-up shows. Soon after, he produced masks and prosthetics for Under the Rainbow, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, Buckaroo Bonsai, The Howling and numerous other films. In 1984, Steve began working at NBC Studios running their make-up lab. He worked on The Color Purple, creating the aging make-ups for Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, and did make-up effects for Who Framed Roger Rabbit and dozens of other films. La Porte joined Ve Neill and Robert Short to win an Oscar in 1989 for Outstanding Make-up on Beetlejuice. He joined Jeff Dawn on Terminator 2 & 3, applying the Oscar-winning make-up/digital FX artistry on Arnold Schwarzenegger. He headed Lost, using his own lab to sculpt, mold and fabricate all the make-up effects onsite for the six-season series. He has created the same make-up effects for numerous additional TV series including Intelligence, Bosch, Longmire and Code Black. La Porte has won an Oscar and a Saturn Award for Beetlejuice, a Primetime Emmy for The X-Files, the MUAHS Guild Award for Breaking Bad, and the Oklahoma Film Icon Award. La Porte also developed and markets the "Port-a-Case" set bag, and the character cream make-up palettes known as the "Facemaker Series." A longtime member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Steve is a diligent advo- cate for make-up artists. JOSÉE NORMAND Hair Stylist Emmy-winning hair stylist Josée Normand has accumulated an impressive list of credits and box-office successes in a career that spans television and film. She has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and garnered nominations for a total of 13 Primetime Emmys. Josée is known for her hair styling expertise on the Star Trek TV series Voyager, Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation. Most of that time, she was the Head of the Hair Department. Her film credits include the blockbuster hit Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Mambo Kings and Dracula, among many others. As the personal hair stylist to Bruce Willis, she worked with him on the hit television series Moonlighting, and on many films, including Die Hard, Die Hard 2, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Hudson Hawk, In Country, Blind Date and others. Her additional TV credits are The Shield, Deadwood, The Return of Bruno, Fantasy Island, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Deadwood. She has won four MUAHS Guild Awards and was honored at the 60th anniversary of Local 706. Josée Normand began her career at Universal Studios. After completing the apprenticeship program, she became a journeyman hair stylist and, ultimately, a department head. She has dedicated much effort to her fellow Guild members. Not only was Josée an active Executive Board member, she also was the Hair Craft President, a member of the Negotiating Committee, and a teacher for both Local 706 and for many UCLA Extension courses. In addition, she is involved with the Motion Picture Television Fund and the Deb Star Ball, as well as an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy. Steve La Porte and Josée Normand will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The honors will be bestowed at the gala on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The MUAHS Lifetime Achievement Awards honor an artist with an extraordinary spectrum of acclaimed work, exceptional contributions to the entertainment industry, and outstanding service to their union or their craft. "We are so excited to honor Josée and Steve, two extraordinary artists, for their incredible contributions to film and television. They are responsible for creating a legacy of some of the most entertaining, memorable, and thrilling characters of our time," said Julie Socash, Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild President.

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