Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2015

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SECRETARY-TREASURER NEWS EXTENDED FAMILY NEWS LOOKS LAST LOOKS NEWS HEALTH AND WELFARE NEWS CREW CREW SHOTS CREDITS PHOTO CREDITS GUILD GUILD NEWS In Memoriam Robin LaVigne (2015) One of the pioneering female make-up artists of Local 706, journeyman make-up artist Robin Dee LaVigne was the daughter of make-up artist Emile LaVigne. After her apprenticeship in the Producers Association training program, she became a journeyman in 1977. Robin worked on some of the most popular sitcom and nighttime dra- mas—most notably: Seinfeld, Dynasty, Ellen, The Tracey Ullman Show, In the Heat of the Night and The Colbys. The father-daughter make-up team actually got to work together on The Colbys for two episodes in 1986. Her creativity was displayed on The Tracey Ullman Show for which she won an Emmy (along with Carol Schwartz and Tom and Bari Burman). Never complacent, she respectful- ly challenged the old studio system that only gave credit to the studio make-up depart- ment heads. Her reasoning was that while on a distant location, she did all of the work and should be given the proper credit. At that time, the determi- nation was that the studio department head was actu- ally in charge and her request was denied but the production department heads began getting their own credit, little by little. She was a classically trained make-up artist with ability to work in every genre and those talents served her well. Her love of painting translated onto beautiful canvases after she retired, and she was a talented photographer as well. Robin retired in 2002 due to health prob- lems but continued her artistic endeavors. She passed away on October 6, 2015, from heart failure, and her son Andrew Erie noti- fied our union that services had been private. Twice as Proud! Make-up artists Tyson Fountaine and Michelle Daurio are the proud par- ents of twins Diamanti (Dia) and Daurio. Dia was born first and weighed 7 lb, 2 oz, and was 19½ in long. Daurio weighed 6 lb, 9 oz, and was 21 in long. They were born Aug. 4, 2015, at 11:27 and 11:55. b b MARCH 19-20, 2016 CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER, LA.

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