Leading the Fine Art of MakeUp into the new Millennium™

Joe Blasco Achivements

Past Memberships:

  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
  • (N.A.B.E.T.) AFL-CIO, CLC, Local #53 and #57, Hollywood, CA
  • Long Time member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage
  • Employees (I.A.T.S.E.), AFL-CIO Make-up Artists and
    Hair Stylist Union, Local #706, Hollywood, CA


Current Memberships:

  • Better Business Bureau, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood, CA
  • Better Business Bureau of Central Florida, Winter Park, FL
  • Chamber of Commerce, Orlando, FL
  • Metropolitan Business Association (M.B.A.). Orlando, FL
  • Florida Motion Picture and Television Association (F.M.P.T.A.)
  • The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films
  • The Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (B.B.S.I.)
  • Licensed Cosmetician, State of California.



Created first makeup bladder effects for David Cronenberg’s ’They Came From Within'. President, Craft Seminars, I.A.T.S.E., AFL-CIO, Local #706, 1983 and 1984 Responsibilities: Organized educational seminars to keep union artists up to date with changes in the make-up techniques. Presented with Distinguished Service Award, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Presented certification of Appreciation Award, ABC-TV Broadcast Operations and Engineering. Presented Stepping Stone Award for Professional Achievement. Listed in Who’s Who in America. Received coveted "Life Time Achievements" award from the U.S.I.T.T. Created Joe Blasco Cosmetics. Pioneered the worlds first school for professional film and TV makeup. Department headed over 500 shows for ABC-TV, created MUATV.com, TheMakeupSpace.com and the MegaMakupStore.com



Professional make-up artist for the NBC and ABC television affiliates in Pittsburgh, PA. (1963-1965) Traveling representative and make-up artist for the Max Factor Company. Make-up artist and laboratory apprentice with Ben Nye, Sr., Los Angeles, CA. Studied with Mr. George Bau at Warner Brothers Studios. Studied television make-up techniques with Mr. Rudy Horvatich (Head of Make-up, ABC-TV). Studied highlight and shading techniques with Mr. Kiva Hoffman. Studied the film and television lighting techniques of Mr. George Dibie at ABC-TV, Los Angeles. Studied Horror and Monster make-up with Mr. Harry Thomas. Worked under the direction of Mr. Bud Sweeny, Mr. Lou Philippi, Mr. Charles Nash, Mr. Verne Langdon, and Mr. Lee Greenway (CBS-TV, Television City, Los Angeles, CA). Professional Make-up Artist for ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV, Hollywood, CA. Professional Make-up Artist for Humana Hospital Burn Centers. Radio show host: The Joe Blasco Show, 98.7 KIEV Radio Hollywood, CA. Directed and hosted the Orlando Science Center permanent guest introduction video on make-up manufacturing, make-up application, and make-up history. This video is shown daily to the hundreds of patrons interested in learning more about the exciting field of make-up artistry. The Joe Blasco make-up display and video is located in the Tech Works Section of the Science Center.