IMATS Vancouver: International Makeup Artist Trade Show May 30-31 2015

IMATS returns to Vancouver this weekend May 30-31st at the Vancouver Convention Centre WEST. This annual industry trade show brings together makeup artistry vendors, schools and artists, industry celebrities from Hollywood, and offers a wide range of classes and panels for attendees.

In year 2010, Vancouver joined in the rank with Los Angeles, London, Sydney and Toronto as a city of recognized makeup artistry industry with the launch of IMATS. Over the years, the BC film industry, known as the Hollywood North, contributes to the increase demand for professional makeup artists, businesses and training programs.

According to Richard Brownsey, president of Creative BC, a group that includes the B.C. Film Commission, dedicated the raising numbers of productions to shoot in BC to local experienced crews, versatile studios and dependable infrastructures. BC being in the same time zone with L.A. Hollywood and having a relatively stable climate also contributes to the industry bloom.

Keynote Speakers

Joel Harlow

Oscar winner (Star Trek, 2010), Makeup Artist for Johnny Depp on all four Pirates of the Caribbean films, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, and more. Click here for more info about Joel Harlow @ IMATS VAN.

Bill Corso

Oscar winner (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2005) and academy governor, his film work includes John Carter,How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens. Click here for more info about BIll Corso @ IMATS VAN.

Jon Hennessey

His celebrity clients have included Alicia Keys, Anna Paquin, Lily Allen, Mark Ruffalo and Kellan Lutz, and his editorial work has graced the pages of Elle, Vogue, Details and Glamour. Hennessey launched the artist agency Nobasura and serves as a product development consultant for cosmetics company Inglot. Click here for more info about Jon Hennessey @ IMATS VAN.


For tickets info visit IMATS VAN website: www.imats.net/2015-vancouver


Foe exhibitor list and floor plan: IMATS Van 2015 floor plan


All photos from IMATS Van 2015.

Kaila So

Founder and Head Etiquette Coach at Kira Modelle. Content Creator for Kira Modelle Blog. "I believe good manner serves as the boundless bridge that communicates across cultures and people. Good manner the channel to communicate as a behavioral action that reflects the thoughts we have inside. It is two sides to the same coin, both are indications a person's integrity despite occasions."

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