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2023 Filmmaker Seminars

Filmmaker Seminars take place on Saturday April 1 and are open to anyone with an All-Access or Saturday pass. You don't have to be a filmmaker to attend. Seminars take place at The Ice House just 2 blocks from The Star Theater.

2023 Filmmaker Seminars: Text

Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist John Caglione, Jr.

We are very honored to have John give a makeup presentation at the 2023 BSFF. John's list of achievements could fill a book.

John started on Soap Operas, News Broadcasts, Variety Shows and "Saturday Night Live" (with the Original Cast); putting the tops on the Coneheads and the soul patches on The Blues Brothers.  From there John moved from Television to Film work in 1980 as Key Makeup Designer on "Quest For Fire" which earned an Academy Award for Best Makeup. Through the recommendation of Production Designer Richard Sylbert (The Cotton Club- of which John was Prosthetic Designer), John was awarded the prosthetic department head duties by Warren Beatty for the film "Dick Tracy".  John considers "Dick Tracy" as a cornerstone film job of his career, winning the Academy Award, British Academy Award and Science Fiction Film Award for Best Makeup in 1990.  This was also the film where John met legendary actor Al Pacino and a life long working relationship began.

When John isn't working on a film or TV shows, he conducts a series of workshops to share his 40 years of experience with others. For more information about John or his workshops, visit his website at:

Also see his photos below.

John's attendance at the BSFF is conditional on him not being called to work on a film.

2023 Filmmaker Seminars: About
2023 Filmmaker Seminars: Pro Gallery
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