Selected movie and makeup links


This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing: but just to pointer to where to go to find information.

If you’re looking for the an individual makeup artist’s websites then go to the makeup artist index which contains links to the websites and/or IMDb entries for the makeup artists whose work is featured in themakeupgallery. Alternatively Lars Carlsson maintains a far more comprehensive and up-to-date listing of makeup websites than I could aspire to.

Unions & professional associations

Local 706 is the Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (Local 706 of IATSE – the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artist and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC). When makeup artists refer to the Union they usually mean Local 706.

NASMAH is the UK National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers.

Makeup magazines

MakeUp Artist Magazine is the magazine to read and a very good website for its news and messageboard. They also organise the IMATS Trade Shows in the USA, Canada, Australioa & the UK.

Makeup websites

Makeup411 where www means ‘Who’s wearing What’. If you want to know exactly what products Julie Pearce used to create Laura Harring’s look in Mullholland Drive you’ll find it here. You can search by actress, movie, TV show or music video.

Lars Carlsson, a Swedish makeup artist, has a brilliant site. It has a nice layout with a big gallery, project diaries and the best listing of makeup artist websites I have seen: the links get updated monthly or bimonthly.

Masks in the Media has no images but is a frequently updated and comprehensive reference document listing the use of the Mask Trick (female masks only) in comics and cartoons as well as on TV and in the movies. is a good place to start if you’re trying to find makeup artists by country or region.

Westmore Museum blog – need I say more.

Movie news & reviews

The Playlist is now part of the indieWIRE blog network. Its great for movie news and you can follow it on Facebook and Twitter.

Dark Horizons is the best site for current news about movies in production with links to stories, stills, trailers elsewhere on the Web.

Cineuropa publishes articles on European cinema every day.

HKMDB Daily News lives up to it’s name with loads of news about upcoming Chinese movies.

Twitch spreads the news on ‘strange little films from around the world’.

MovieRoomReviews ‘works with Actors/Actresses, Producers. Directors, and Agents to try and ensure that our readers have access to the latest pictures, videos, and news updates about their favorite people and movies'

High-Def Digest claims to be the ‘ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts’, tracking all high-def disc news and release dates, and reviewing the latest disc titles.

Actress & movie stills

OutNow is great high quality movie stills especially for European movies (German).

ElFilm: is another excellent source for high quality movie stills – sometimes better than OutNow - but it is in Arabic.

Spoiler TV is great for for recaps, promotional images and, of course, spoilers. it covers ‘virtually every American Primetime Television show, as well as many from England and across the globe’.

Doctormacro: is simply the best source for high quality, high resolution portraits & movie stills featuring famous screen stars, mostly from the 1940s and earlier.

General information on movies & TV shows

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is the best, most comprensive and indispensible link for movie information (titles, dates, cast lists, plot info, filmographies etc). My single most indispensible and most frequently visited site – bar none. Oh yeah, and they’ll even fix it if they get the credits wrong.

DramaWiki: provides English-language readers with a reference repository for Asian television entertainment that use Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Japanese and Korean.

SPCNET: has really useful information on Asian movies & TV shows. is ‘a whole new TV reference guide for the shows you love’ (or maybe hate). I find the episode guides and guest star listing particularly useful.

formulatv: is an excellent source for information on Spanish TV shows (together with images).

iTunes – movie trailers is the place for HD movie trailers. is Elizabeth’s classic moves homepage, is a brilliant resource for information on the golden years of Hollywood. Don’t be mislead by the title: a homepage this is not. It’s 1600 pages make this site feel positively minuscule. It probably is, at it claims to be, ‘the Internet’s most comprehensive site dedicated exclusively to Classic Movies’.