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Jesse Gibbs
Panelist - Business

Jesse Gibbs is an Atlanta native and holds a finance degree from James Madison University, as well as an economics degree from the University of Georgia. He began his career in executive benefit administration and has been involved in real estate since 2013, entering the mortgage industry in 2015. In 2018, Jesse and his team provided over $66M in home loans. Jesse lives in Reynoldstown with his partner and 2 dogs. Outside of work he is involved with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Trees Atlanta, and serves as chair for his neighborhood festival. Jesse is also a founding member of Atlanta United and enjoys attending games with his friends and family.

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Mel Smith
Panelist - Business

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Clint Clark
Panelist - Business

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Terry Wigley
Judge - SFX / Panelist - SFX

Terry Wigley grew up in an artistic world. His mother taught painting and sculpting while his sister was an actress and did "Wild West" stunts. The family had their own haunted house for several years. This life taught him costuming, makeup, prop and set building. Terry developed and built his first mask while in middle school. He took his upbringing and expanded his knowledge with a Design Degree in 1992. Since then Terry has continued to add to his skills while working with live performances, haunted houses, film and TV. Today Terry focuses on Special Makeup Effects with his wife Darla as the two are Wigley FX. Preferring to use an airbrush, he's not afraid to pick up a makeup brush or delve into the gooey effects.

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Alex Breijak
Judge - SFX / Panelist - SFX

Alex Breijak is a freelance artist, specializing in make-up and effects for commercial and private projects. He has worked hard to provide quality craftsmanship in everything from concept designs to screen-ready artistry. Whether fantasy, horror, beauty, or other genre, Alex dedicates himself to bringing your vision to life.

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Alex-Michael Petty
Judge - SFX / Panelist - SFX

Alex is a freelance makeup Effects artist born and raised in Atlanta. After graduating from Full Sail University in Orlando Florida he attended Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles a few years later and has never looked back. He spent 6 seasons working at Six Flag Over Georgia in the mold shop preparing prosthetics for the annual Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park events. In addition he has worked on several horror and dramatic films over the years that have been seen across various formats such as Lifetime Movie Network, Amazon Video, and Redbox. He has worked on multiple award winning films such as "Dead By Midnight (11 PM CENTRAL)," "Dark Roads 79," and "Girls Against Humanity."

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Denise Tunnell
2019 Honoree - Television Maqui Award / Panelist - Department Head Panel

Denise Tunnell, is raising the bar in the world of beauty as an accomplished makeup artist and aesthetician. Her goal is to help women reach the epitome of their natural beauty with consistent and proper skin care, minimizing their need for makeup as a "cover-up". Tunnell, who earned a degree in Accounting & Business Management from North Carolina State University, also studied skin care at The International School of Skin and Nail Care in Atlanta. She honed her makeup skills while freelancing with several cosmetic lines including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Stila, and Giorgio Armani Currently a respected makeup artist in film and television, Tunnell regularly consults with clients whose livelihood hinges on their looks. She's worked with Shailene Woodley, Naya Rivera, Taraji P. Henson, Tichina Arnold, Terrence Howard, Vivica A. Fox, Robin Givens, Regina King, Garcelle Beauvais, Nicole Ari Parker, Miles Teller, Breckin Myer, Tamara Tunie, Anthony Mackey, Jason Mamoa, Mike Epps, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Megan Goode, Chris Bauer, Lauren London, Kathy Najimy and Tess Harper to name a few. Her work has been seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox News Affiliates. In addition she boasts an impressive list of film and television credits including: Addicted, Almost Christmas, Allegiant, Ambitions, ATL, Atlanta, Bessie, Big Fish, Devious Maids, Fast & Furious 5 & 7, Hunger Games, Hustle & Flow, Idlewild, Insurgent, Spectacular Now, Step Up, Stomp The Yard, Survivor’s Remorse, The Red Road, Underground, and Vampire Diaries. According to Tunnell, film studios rely on her expertise to deliver the perfect end results every time. For the past ten years Tunnell, along with her twin sister Janice, produce the hit online radio show ‘Beauty Talk with Denise & Janice Tunnell’ where she currently co hosts and writes for the show. Together, she and Janice developed a line of color cosmetics called Illusions Cosmetics that they sell online and in their Makeup and Brow studio.

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Ve Neill
2019 Honoree - Joe Blasco Iconic Award / Panel "Conversations with The Master" - Ve Neill

Ve Neil is a real American Success Story, besides breaking the glass ceiling, for all Special Effects Women Makeup Artists, she is a successful businesswoman, beauty and SFX artist, Instructor, public speaker and cosmetic product developer. Her achievements are numerous, nominated for an Oscar 8 times, she has won 3 for Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire and Ed Wood. Her other awards are 1 Bafta, a Daytime and Primetime Emmy, 20/20 Award, 4 Saturn Awards, Hollywood Film Award, Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ve aspired to be a makeup artist since the age of 5 wanting to create monsters. She has worked her way up from doing family and friends to designing makeup for more than 100 projects, such as: A Star Is Born, The Hunger Games Series, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Pirates Of The Caribbean Series, Amistad, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Batman & Robin, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hook, Dick Tracey, Flatliners, The Lost Boys and Edward Scissorhands to name a few. Ve is also a worldwide Media Star with her SyFy reality show "Face Off". She is also one of the directors of education at the Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood, Cailifornia. Currently she is the creator of one the newest PPI Products Lines called "Damage Goods Detaling Makeup Palettes" and her own signature makeup brush line called "Ve's Favorite Brushes". Ve has dedicated her life to educating and mentoring today's artists to achieve their makeup artistry dreams. Neill is currently nominated for her fourth Oscar, for her work on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. For Intersections, a Morning Edition series on artists and their inspirations, NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports. Neill says that, as a little girl, she loved scaring herself "silly" watching monster movies on TV. She finally stopped after watching The Beast with Five Fingers -- a 1946 film about a murderous severed hand -- one time too many. "Mother tired of me being scared, waiting to see if this hand was going to jump out at me," Neill says.

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Kelvin Myers
Panelist - Social Media Panel / Instructor - Main Stage - Fantasy/Beauty Look

KELVIN MYERS Kelvin Myers, an American make up artist with international and domestic accolades, has over 18 years of experience in mastered makeup artistry. The sole Creator of the highly sought after beauty brand, “KM Beauty.” A native of the Midlands of South Carolina, Myers relocated to Atlanta in 1991. During Myers entrance into the rising city, he began attending a variety of dramatic showcases and pageants that further sparked his simmering thirst for creativity that led him to his now famed creative outlet. Fast-forward a few years and a few thousand faces later, Myers’ professional resume boasts of experience with Fortune 500 companies, National Editorials, Television and of course Broadway. With several statues of recognition and awards, even a nomination for Best Make- up artist by the Atlanta Fashion Community. The brand that is Kelvin Myers doesn’t seem to have a ceiling for limits.

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Saj Mack
Panelist - Social Media Panel

After seeing a transformation of her own skin by a professional makeup artist, Saj Mack started teaching herself how to correct skin with makeup. Seeking to learn more about makeup artistry, she attended Complections International Makeup School and graduated with top honors. Now with 10 years experience, today Saj is one of the top makeup artists in Atlanta providing expertise in Film, Television, Print, Commercial & Advertising, Bridal and SFX. Her creative and colorful flair in both personality and portfolio can be easily attributed to growing up in the Caribbean. Saj’s most recent work can been seen on Sleepy Hollow, The Founder, The Boss and Allegiant.

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Syretta Bell
Panelist - Department Head Panel

In 2000, Syretta began attending AIU to receive her degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. During her first 2 years of studies, she discovered her passion truly lied in the beauty industry. “Makeup gives a client instant gratification.” This quote inspired her to leave her studies at AIU and pursue makeup artistry. Syretta began her career working in fragrance at Sephora and within a month was promoted to Lead Makeup Artist and then Events Coordinator. Since leaving her position at Sephora, her career has catapulted with numerous accolades. In 2004, Syretta added Educator to her resume and continues to share her knowledge and talent with novice and veteran makeup artist. Her work can be seen in various mediums such as television, print, video, and film. Syretta has lend her talents to many projects including Confirmation on HBO, Bad Dad Rehab on TVOne, and Teen Wolf on MTV. She currently serves at the Department Head of Makeup for Tyler Perry Studios, where she is responsible for planning the makeup designs for all leading and supporting cast for shows such as The Have and the Have Nots, If Loving You is Wrong, and Too Close to Home.

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Scoobie West
Panelist- Social Media

SCOOBIE WEST Essence Magazine. WE Television Network. Anne Barge. The Celebration Society. You only get to work for clients of that caliber when you've proven that you're a top makeup artist, which is why those are just a few of the names that comprise Scoobie West's client roster. While Scoobie currently enjoys being one of the Southeast's premiere makeup artists, his success isn't a result of happenstance, but destiny and dedication. EventImages_INIJE-28.jpg Scoobie first showcased his ability to create beautiful looks in college by doing the makeup for models in a campus fashion show. Though the looks he created were a hit on the runway, it wasn't until several years later when he applied a friend's makeup for her wedding that he realized that he had a remarkable eye for makeup artistry. She raved about his work on TheKnot.com, and with the pictures to prove his uncanny ability, brides started calling in droves. Scoobie continued to work with brides as opportunities arose and eventually decided he wanted to pursue a full-time career in beauty. To hone his skills, he began working for major cosmetic industry names, including MAC, Laura Mercier, NARS Cosmetics and Borghese Cosmetics. In 2002, Scoobie thought it was time to try his hand at being an independent makeup artist. Initially he focused on what he knew best--working with brides, but in 2005, requests began pouring in for him to work on fashion shows, special events, commercial photo shoots and music videos. Notable clients include: Anne Barge, Spring Bridal Show (2006) Badgley Mischka, Spring Bridal Show (2006) Anne Barge, Spring Bridal Show (2007) Badgley Mischka, Spring Bridal Show (2007) International Prom Association, Advertising Campaign (2007-Present) Essence Magazine, On His Mind (2008) WE Television Network, Amazing Wedding Gowns (2009) Lisa Wu Hartwell, Closet Freak Fashion Show (2009) Southern Weddings Magazine, November Cover (2009) Urban Lux Magazine, December Cover (2009) Urban Lux Magazine, April Cover (2010) Essence Magazine, Dark & Lovely Model Search (2010) Ritz Carlton, Reynolds Plantation, Editorial (2010) According to his clients, it is Scoobie's seamless execution, attention to detail and professionalism that have made him a "name to know" in the beauty and event planning industries. Scoobie West & Company (SWC) provides on-site professional makeup services fashion shows, photo shoots, commercial shoots, music videos, movies, special events and more. Although SWC is based in Atlanta, Scoobie and his team service individual and business clients throughout the world.

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Amber Crowe
Panelist - Department Head Panel

Amber Crowe is a freelance makeup artist originally from Detroit, Michigan. She has been living and working in Atlanta, Georgia since 2012. She is a member of IATSE 798 and has over 12 years experience in film, television, editorial, fashion and special effects makeup. In 2014, Amber received a Prime Time Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Makeup for a Mini-Series or TV Movie" for her work in "Anna Nicole". Most recently, her work can be seen as the Makeup Department Head for "The Vampire Diaries" seasons 7 and 8

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Buffie Purselle
Panelist - Business

A powerhouse tax and personal finance professional for over twenty years, Buffie demystifies the daunting world of taxes, personal finance, and small business management with skilled, practical, and sassy guidance. Buffie recently made her television debut on the “The Partner” on CNBC. She was chosen out of 20,000 applicants to be part of the top ten in the nation to compete to be serial entrepreneur and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” host, Marcus Lemonis’ business partner. Buffie finished the competition as part of the Top Four. Buffie is a serial entrepreneur and is the Founder and Managing Member of Buffie, LLC; a small business development firm; Buffie the Tax Heiress, a tax and accounting practice; and Crawl Before You Ball, a personal and business financial management company. Buffie is also the author of Crawl Before You Ball, a personal finance self-help book to help individuals break the cycle of poverty of living from direct deposit to payday loan to direct deposit. Buffie is also a highly sought after tax, personal finance, and small business expert seen on local Atlanta and national media outlets.

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Lintu Holman
Instructor - Main Stage "SFX Presentation / Judge - SFX / Panelist - SFX

"Lintu Holman is an award winning and internationally published makeup artist with over 7 years of experience in the film and television industry. She is known more recently for traveling as the lead makeup artist for The Walking Dead Experience and Walker Stalker Con but has worked as a beauty and special makeup effects artist for films across Georgia and California. She currently works at The Paul Mitchell school Esani while she continues her passion of teaching makeup.

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Kimberly Jones
Panelist - Department Head Panel / Past Honoree - Movie Maqui

Working extensively in the music industry, she has done work for MTV and VH1, that has included projects with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Behind the Music with Kid Rock, VH1 One on One with Aretha Franklin, Behind the Scenes- ‘Up In Smoke Tour’ with Eminem, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and Xzibit. Kimberly is credited with a Rolling Stone Magazine cover with the White Stripes, and then again for Rolling Stone Magazine with Uncle Cracker and Die Trying. One of her favorite projects was for Chevrolet in conjunction with the Country Music Association; artists have included: Charlie Daniels, Joe Nichols, Musik Mafia, Phil Vassar, Emerson Drive, Bucky Covington, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Trick Pony, Trace Adkins, and Blake Shelton among others. Kimberly has worked with the following athletes: Chauncey Billups for Adidas, Rip Hamilton for Nike, WWE wrestler Dave Batista for Maximum Fitness Magazine. Also included are: WWE wrestler John Cena, WWE wrestler The Undertaker, and WWE wrestler Bobby Lachley for WWE Magazine, and Jenny Finch for the MLB All Star Game. Kimberly is also proficient in special effects and airbrush makeup. Her abilities include: full body tattoo transfers, aging, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns, slashes and scars, blisters, blood and bruising, frostbite to frozen effects. Her blood FX can be seen in the video Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem.

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Darla Wigley
Instructor - "Prosthetics With Wigley FX" - Paid Class / Moderator - SFX Panel / Judge - SFX

Darla Wigley is a self taught ball of fire with an ever vibrant zeal for the makeup arts. Her 20 years of experience in the fields of special effects and beauty makeup have span from Seattle to Key West. Darla runs a full service studio for film, TV and indie projects, creating everything from basic makeup looks to prosthetics, masks and props. Constantly honing her skills, Darla has even developed her own retail line of prosthetics. Equally skilled in all types of makeup, Horror is dearest to Darla and has brought her quite renown within the haunt industry. She is a regular speaker at haunt tradeshows and seminars. Taking on the task of Key Makeup Artist for a local haunted house, she has taught the team the skills necessary to take them from just a local haunt to a national acclaimed haunted attraction. Darla sees a makeup artist not as someone that just does makeup adding colors to the skin. She sees an artist as one who lives within their craft creating skilled adventures into fantasy, horror and beauty. She loves teaching her skills and visions to others.

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Carol Rasheed
Panelist - Business

Carol Rasheed is a master in the craft of beauty. Stunning, captivating, glowing-from-the-inside-out beauty. Whether she is developing one of her celebrated spas, or on location designing makeup for film and television, or consulting for a national network, the one thing Carol alaways brings to the table, in addition to her overflowing wealth of expertise, is enthusiasm. She radiates it. She embraces it. She has harnessed it into a force that makes her one of the most sought after beauty professionals in the country.

Carol's impressive background spans more than 20 years. Her knowledge is grounded in being an innovative artist, with a keen sense of business. There are brains behind this beauty. She understands beauty is more than an art form. It is a business. As president and founder of Network Beauty, Inc., a Florida based corporation since 1994, Carol is well-versed in the power of beauty.

Discover the allure that has attracted the most notable names in entertainment, including Tyler Perry Studios, Discovery Networks, ABC Televsion, NBC, Nickelodeon Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Home Shopping Network, and Oxygen Media Network.