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Allan Apone is president and CEO 0f Makeup & Effects Laboratories (MEL),Inc. in North Hollywood and a multi-award nominated makeup artist.  Apone opened MEL, Inc., a special effects makeup facility, in 1979 after an apprenticeship with Burman Studios as well as being mentored by Academy Award winning special effects wizard, Stan Winston. MEL, Inc. has grown from 500 square feet to over 10,000 square feet, which has provided special effects elements on over 145 films and 25 television shows since its inception. Recent film projects include Iron Man 3, Django Unchained, The Avengers, We Bought a Zoo, Bridesmaids, Dinner for Schmucks, Unthinkable to name a few. Apone has served as a makeup artist on over 170 films and 150 television episodes throughout his career. For the past six years he has been the personal makeup artist Samuel L. Jackson on films which include, Django Unchained, The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Black Snake Moan, Changing Lanes, Formula 51, Caveman’s Valentine, Unbreakable, Shaft, Rules of Engagement, Deep Blue Sea and XXX. A member of Makeup and Hairstylist Local 706 for over ten years, he has been nominated for his achievement in makeup by the Emmys in 1993 and 1997 for Star Trek. In 1994 he was nominated for both an Emmy and ACE Award for And The Band Played On. Most recently, he was nominated in 2000 by the Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild for his work on Three Kings.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film