Tuesday, May 14, 2013

And the Winner is...

Angie Davis, winner of the 2013 Ve Neill Scholarship

Cinema Makeup School, Hollywood’s professional makeup school is once again partnering with three-time Oscar-winning makeup artist Ve Neill and Fangoria magazine to award its $10,000 Legends of Makeup Scholarship. After a lengthy submission process and review by top makeup artists include Ve herself, we’re proud to announce that this year’s award goes to Angie Davis of Advance, NC.

Angie wowed a scholarship panel that included Leonard Engelman, Governor of the Makeup and Hair Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; CMS Director of Admissions, Lee Joyner; CMS Chief Academic Officer, Michael Spatola; and esteemed representatives from the CMS faculty to become a finalist. Davis’s portfolio, which showcased her highly developed painting skills and showed potential for growth into other areas of makeup then caught Ve Neill’s discerning eye. Ve chose her entry from a strong pool of finalists, praising Angie’s painting and potential.

“I chose [Angie] for her basic painting skills and I know [she’ll] excel at CMS,” said Ve.

[Some of Angie's work:]


As in years past, four other finalists whose work stood out to the committee will be awarded $1,000 scholarships. The four runners up are Chrissy Bautista of Commerce, California, who submitted a dazzling fine art sculpture portfolio; Benjamin Ploughman, who has a great deal of set experience from working in all departments on indie films in his native Austin, Texas; Elia Cattanese of Malibu, California, who overcame a troubled upbringing on the East Coast to become a creative young artist with a much more stable home life out west; and Anthony Latony of St. Cloud, Florida whose submissions showed a great deal of potential as a creature designer. All four have been invited to attend classes along with Angie at CMS’s Los Angeles campus.

[Work from the runners-up:]

Ben Ploughman
Anthony Latony

Elia Cattanese
Chrissy Bautista

As excitement from the big announcement lingers in the halls here at CMS, all eyes turn to next year’s competition. Ve Neill will once again return to chair the scholarship committee, and hundreds of aspiring makeup artists will get to put their work on the line for the chance to win.

As for the staff and students here at CMS, we simply can’t wait to meet this year’s winner and finalists. If their portfolios and personal triumphs thus far are any indication of their collective talent and drive, we’re sure that all of them will be valuable additions to the CMS family!

For Angie, the journey can’t begin soon enough:

“As a self taught makeup artist I feel this scholarship will help me grow further than I ever could on my own. Cinema Makeup School produces incredible work and I know I will benefit immensely from their program. I am very grateful to Ve Neill, Fangoria Magazine and Cinema Makeup School for this opportunity. Makeup Artistry is my passion and I am extremely excited to learn from the best.”

To apply for the 2014 Scholarship go to: http://cinemamakeup.com/scholarship/scholarship-veneill.html

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