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Alumni Receive Film and Entertainment Awards

MICA congratulates alumni recently recognized for achievements in the film and entertainment industries

Posted 03.05.13 by mica communications

Reggie Wells '71

Several MICA alumni and their work in the entertainment and film industries have recently been recognized. Below is a roundup of major acknowledgements.

Makeup artist, alumnus and trustee Reggie Wells '71 (art education) was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries. Wells, an Emmy-award winning artist, has served as makeup artist to celebrities, such as Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Brooke Shields and First Lady Michelle Obama. Learn more about his work in a profile MICA wrote a couple years ago.

Alumna Kit Ho '10 (animation) worked as production assistant on Disney's Paperman, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Paperman was praised for its integration of traditional and computer animation.

Ean McNamara '05 '06 (illustration, Art Education) assisted in the creation of Oscar-nominated ParaNorman as production illustrator. The 3D stop-motion animation tells the story of a young boy who can speak to the dead.

Alumnus Errol Webber Jr. '08 (video & film arts) was a cinematographer for the Sundance-award winning documentary American Promise. The film recently won the U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking. Read MICA's profile of Webber here.

12 O'clock Boys, a documentary by Lotfy Nathan '09 (painting) and many other MICA connections, is screening at South by Southwest, an annual music, film and interactive conference and festival. Read about 12 O'clock Boys from last year's Juxtapositions magazine feature.