Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2023

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6 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2023 GUILD NEWS FRED C. BLAU JR., JUDY CROWN TO BE HONORED Vanguard Awards Announced Fred C. Blau Jr. is consid- ered the top expert of blood illusions and tattoo artistry by his fellow make-up colleagues. Some 40 years ago, he and his partner invented a new for- mula for theatrical blood used throughout the industry to this day. They formed the company Reel Creations®, which contin- ued to create innovative tools for the make-up pros. Their silk screen process could do massive full body designs. They invented body art ink that stayed on the body for days. Their products are the main source for cover-up, hair color, and sealer, among many other uses. Before Blau formed Reel Creations, he was a make-up artist working on numerous notable films, including Apocalypse Now, Cool Hand Luke,The Illustrated Man,Tattoo, The Great Race, Camelot, Planet of the Apes, and the TV series Charlie's Angels, among many others. He is a member of both the Motion Picture and Television Academies winning an Emmy® for Spielberg's Amazing Stories and receiving five other Emmy® nominations. He was nominated for a BAFTA® for his work on Addams Family Values. Judy Crown has forged an outstanding 40+-year career in the film and television industry as a hair stylist with a passion for elevating the working condi- tions and wage equity for her sisters and brothers. A seven-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, Judy was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Hair Styling for a Series for Designing Women. She also won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Hair Styling for a Mini- Series, Movie, or Special for her work on the movie for television, Houdini. She has also been nominated for her work on The Day After, Moonlighting, Murphy Brown, Bye Bye Birdie and Geppetto. A personal hairstylist to the stars as well, Judy has worked with Lauren Bacall, Candice Bergen, Jason Alexander, and Angela Lansbury. Crown's first early television work as a hair stylist was on The Starland Vocal Band Show, starring David Letterman. She started hair styling for the infamous made-for-television movie The Day After, and became the regular hair stylist for The Dukes of Hazzard. She salso had a long stint as hair stylist for Seinfeld. Fred C. Blau Jr. and Judy Crown will receive the the esteemed Vanguard Awards at the 10th Annual Make- Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Angela Bassett to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award Actress, director, and executive producer Angela Bassett will be honored with the 2023 Distinguished Artisan Award. She will accept the honor at the Annual MUAHS Awards Saturday, February 11, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton. Bassett is most recently acclaimed for her creative work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, for which she has received a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award nomina- tion, in addition to the hit primetime television drama 9-1-1. "Local 706 wishes to show its appreciation to Angela Bassett, who has portrayed amazingly iconic women we can all relate to. She boldly collaborates with her 706 make- up and hair teams to extend their imaginations and develop magical but always relatable characters you will remember forever—from the beloved Queen Ramonda to feisty Tina Turner to Bernadine in Waiting to Exhale. We couldn't think of a better person to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary," said 706 president Julie Socash. The Distinguished Artisan Award will celebrate the prolific spectrum of Bassett's versatile career on screen and television. Her other notable film roles were in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Malcolm X, Notorious, Green Lantern, Contact, Music of the Heart, Bumble Bee, Olympus Has Fallen, and London Has Fallen, among many others.

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