MAKUP THE AGENCY

Students benefit directly from Veronica’s award-winning experience, international reputation and wide range of industry contacts. However, in addition, MAKUP is a unique Training Academy in the aftercare, support and valuable work opportunities that it provides to students.

Upon qualifying, students receive 7 digital portfolio images, a free set of professional makeup brushes and an online CV template – so that they can start their new career straight away. Alongside this, Veronica provides exclusive and free mentoring, advice, references and referrals.

Students are automatically registered with MAKUP The Agency – and this is where the fun really begins! Veronica’s students are currently receiving weeks of practical work experience in film, TV and theatre:

FATHER BROWN  2017 (BBC 1950’s period drama)
CELLAR DOOR
ASSASSIN
ASSSORTED MUSIC VIDEOS
FASHION SHOOTS FOR BCU
POPCORN & CO (online promo)
ONE LOVE  (Theatre musical about the life of Bob Marley)
WILL SHAKESPEARE (BBC period drama)
REDROCK
THE HAUNTED
THE THIRD WAVE
BRIDGET & EAMON
VIKINGS (Period drama)
FATHER BROWN 2016 (BBC 1950’s period drama)
DOUBLE DATE
AN AMERICAN EXORCISM (Feature Film)
AUGMENTAL (Teaser Trailer)
JAWBONE (Feature Film)
TIME CRASHERS (Wall to Wall Productions, TV)
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (Altitude Film Entertainment, Feature Film)
THE CALL UP (Feature Film)
LOCUST (Short Night Films, Short Film)
THE SEVENTH (Antitype films, Short Film)
AKKORD (Music Video)
BOURNEVILLE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY (KISS ME KATE and THE PRODUCERS)
THE ST ALTHEGE MUSICAL PRODUCTION SOCIETY (Fiddler on the Roof)

MISSION

Our emphasis is on helping you to succeed once you have graduated. Work placements are a key element of that success. MAKUP The Agency will support you in finding that all-important first job.

On completion of the Intensive Set Ready Course, you will automatically become a member of our Agency, giving you exclusive access to as many placements as possible. This benefit is completely free of charge to graduates.

The Agency service has a dual function with former student Velina Iankova being an excellent example. Not only did the Agency help her to gain relevant industry experience, but that work experience directly led to Velina making essential industry contacts, through which she was offered her first makeup designer role.

While the Agency cannot guarantee work, Veronica’s incredible 30 years of industry links, combined with the fact that she still actively works in the industry, means that there will always be work opportunities for you on exciting and varied projects.

BOOKING A MAKEUP ARTIST/TRAINEE

Need a makeup artist? Let us know your requirements and we will tailor a selection of CVs to suit your needs.

We will even mentor our students to help them fulfill your job specifications. Supporting our students is at the core of our ethos whether it’s for film, television, theatre, events, publications or a low budget project.
Booking Enquiry

Agency Placements

Velina Iankova

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Feature Film: She Who Brings Gifts
Production: Attitude Films
Position: Prosthetics Assistant — paid work.
April 2015–ongoing.
Cast: Glen Close, Gemma Arterton , Paddy Considine.

Feature Film: The Call Up
Production: Stigma Films
Position: Full time Makeup Artist — paid work.
November / December 2014

“Having a mentor like the award–winning Makeup and Hair designer Veronica McAleer and maintaining a strong relationship with her has led directly to my work on the feature film ‘The Call Up.’ This was one of the biggest productions that I have worked on so far. It helped me develop my skills further and build my confidence in the larger scheme. I enjoyed working within a team of other make up artists as well as working closely with the costume department, this overall experience helped me to achieve better results.”

 

Matt Simpson

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Feature Film: She Who Brings Gifts
Production: Attitude Films
Position: Make–up Daily — paid work.
May 2015.
Cast: Glen Close, Gemma Arterton , Paddy Considine.

 

“My experience at the Makup Academy has been incredible! Doing the intensive 4 month set‑ready course has nurtured and improved my skill base dramatically. Veronica is a first class tutor and I feel privileged to have someone with so much talent, industry experience and passion to be my mentor.
“Through Makup Academy I have not only received the best possible training, but also paid work experience on a feature length film. Working alongside such talented cast and crew has given me invaluable experience, all of which would not have been possible without Veronica’s support and contacts. ”


Not only students directly training at the MAKUP Academy receive work placements, some of Veronica’s ex–students from university received unpaid work experience through MAKUP on the Feature film:– ‘She Who Brings Gifts’ – May 2015.