Allan Apone at HMAN Fall Film Industry Bash


Join Allan Apone at the Hair & Makeup Artist Network’s Fall Film Industry Bash on Sunday October 26th. He will be speaking with a great group of Hollywood hair & makeup artists.



About The Speakers:
Allan Apone, Makeup Department Head
Apone’s love of film began when he was nine years old. His family moved to Culver City, and the back lots of MGM and Desilu became his playgrounds. Career aspirations in film development in high school, where he and his friends made amateur movies. He worked as a production assistant on his first film soon after graduating. He continued working on independent projects, finally becoming a field producer with Bill Burrud Productions, which did travel logs for American Express. Later he became a purchasing agent in the hobby craft field with Western Trimming. From there he moved into his career in special effects and makeup.

He is now president and CEO of Makeup & Effects Laboratories (MEL), Inc. in North Hollywood and a multi-award nominated makeup artist. Apone, who also has excellent financial and organizational skills, co-produced three projects with actor Tom Berenger’s production company, 1st Corps Endeavors, from 1994 to 1997. The projects included the award-winning mini-series Rough Riders, the TNT telefilm Avenging Angel and the feature film An Occasional Hell.


Susan Lipson, Celebrity Hair Stylist
Veteran Hollywood hairstylist and On_Set Academy founder Susan Lipson’s career has spanned over twenty years and her creative contributions have transformed high-profile actors from both film and television alike.  Credited with hit films like Charlie’s Angels, Anchorman, Spiderman 3 and Van Helsing (among others,) Susan’s achievements as a Master Stylist, Extension Expert and Colorist have helped some of Hollywood’s hottest actors become more believable and memorable characters. In addition to applying her artistry to the tresses of Kirsten Dunst, Al Pacino, Kate Beckensdale and Drew Barrymore (to name a few,) Susan simultaneously


Pamela Monroe, UPM/ Line Producer
Pamela Monroe currently works as a Producer, Line Producer, UPM, and AD. Before her transition into production, her analytical nature allowed her to master the intricate details of financial operations, enabling her to design and implement efficient financial reporting systems for DreamWorks, Disney, and Fox.

Pamela started her career in production as an accountant on such films as Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, and Harold Ramis’ Bedazzled. As an Assistant Director, she worked on various films including Coach Carter, Obsessed, and Drive.

Alias, Scrubs, The Mentalist and Flashforward are some of her numerous television credits.


Helena Packer

Helena work encompasses feature films, episodic TV, computer games, national commercials and stereoscopic 3D projects.  She has been responsible for the creative, financial and technological needs of these projects. Because of her deep understanding of the visual effects and animation she is able to work fluidly between clients, artists and IT. Her ability to bridge these worlds has allowed clients to work within their budgets while getting the most up on the screen. In addition, Helena has worked intimately with emerging technologies, helping to create the language of digital compositing. For these accomplishments Helena joined the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.