Black Beauty Roster, Warner Bros. Debut Hair, Makeup Dept Head Program – Deadline

Black Beauty Roster, Warner Bros. Debut Hair, Makeup Dept Head Program – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Black Beauty Roster and Warner Bros. Discovery have as we speak introduced their partnership on a brand new, one-of-a-kind program that can afford hairstylists and make-up artists from traditionally marginalized communities the possibility to place themselves for a division head place in leisure.

The 12 chosen from the U.S. and Canada are Denise Baker (hair/LA), Gabby Navarrete (make-up/LA), Charles Zambrano (make-up/NYC), Allison LaCour (make-up/NOLA), Tiffany Daugherty (hair/LA), Kauilani Goodwyn (hair/LA), Amber Hamilton (hair/LA), Se’Anne Simon (make-up/NOLA), Khalieha Cunningham (hair/Canada), Krista Haan (make-up/Canada), Amber Crombach (make-up/Canada) and Marecel Callagan (make-up/Canada).

The new instructional program from BBR and WBD, which kicks off this month, will collect the chosen magnificence professionals just about for 4 months, seeing the artists bear in depth coaching from Black Beauty Roster, to make sure they’re able to fill the division head position upon its completion. They’ll have main MUAH division heads from throughout the trade as visitor audio system and instructors and also will hear from prime producers who will communicate to what they search for when hiring, offering steering on resume and portfolio constructing, networking, understanding key language, crew constructing, negotiating contracts, budgeting, disaster administration and extra.

Creatives taking part as visitor instructors embrace two-time Emmy-winning Hair Dept. Head Barry Lee Moe (Pam & Tommy), Makeup Dept. Head Vonda Ok. Morris (Insecure), Makeup Dept. Head Zabrina Matiru (The Baby-Sitters Club), Hair Dept. Head Porshawna Mosely (All American), two-time Emmy-nominated Makeup Dept. Head Angie Wells (Black-ish) and Makeup Dept. Head Marietta Carter-Narcisse (A Jazzman’s Blues).

“We are excited for our program with Warner Bros. Discovery to assist create extra management alternatives behind the digital camera in hair and make-up. We are bringing consideration to diversifying not solely the sweetness professionals within the trailers, however to the administration positions – Hair & Makeup Department Heads who in the end rent the sweetness groups,” mentioned BBR Founder, Maude Okrah. “Together we’ll develop, develop and information the members by hands-on coaching that can impression them, and the leisure trade for years to come back. Our objective is that by the top of this system, the members really feel assured and properly ready to land their dream roles in TV, Film & past and in flip encourage different creatives to do the identical.”

“This key content material partnership has led a to-first-of-its-kind trade program designed to broaden the community of obtainable Hair and Make-Up Heads, which actually reveals the symbiotic relationship between content material, packages and our productions,” remarked Yvette Urbina, who serves as VP of Content & Production, DEI at Warner Bros. Discovery. “We haven’t solely expanded alternatives throughout the enterprise with this partnership, however now we have seen actual outcomes together with trade consciousness and connecting expertise to our manufacturing to offering inside groups training by way of our coaching webinar and direct assist web site with BBR.”

“The Black Beauty Roster x Warner Bros Discovery Program is an thrilling mission for me to be concerned in,” shared Cohort Instructor, Matiru. “We are optimistic about serving to to form the longer term throughout the movie trade by the event of a various pool of expertise that can hopefully be the leaders of tomorrow, the leaders that we want that we had. It is my intention to steer by instance, by encouragement, mentorship and training.”

Added Matiru: “The members will acquire perception into efficiently managing departments and ship upon the expectations of studios and creatives. I’m most enthusiastic about positively impacting the way forward for the movie trade by the invention and growth of gifted artists.”

Said Cohort Member Cunningham in closing: “It is certainly an honor to have been chosen to be part of BBR X Warner Bros. Discovery Program. I’m most excited and oh so desirous to be taught extra concerning the enterprise acumen coaching being provided. It is my hope that the coaching obtained on this cohort will enable me to make new connections whereas additional enhancing and sharing my abilities and expertise with like minded people to convey change to and fill the void for BIPOC division heads throughout the movie trade.”

BBR’s new program with WBD stems from a partnership between the organizations introduced in February which has BBR providing hair and make-up staffing assist for WBD productions by way of its prolonged community, in addition to workshops focused in direction of executives on subjects like allyship and advocacy, and panel discussions targeted on variety behind-the-camera. 

More data on the D&I platform Black Beauty Roster will be discovered right here.

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