or


[07/10/13 - 12:24 PM]
In a "Face Off" First, Eight Contestants from Past Seasons Compete Against Eight Newcomers
As previously announced, the series returns Tuesday, August 13 at 9:00/8:00c on Syfy.

[via press release from Syfy]

IN A "FACE OFF" FIRST, EIGHT CONTESTANTS FROM PAST SEASONS COMPETE AGAINST EIGHT NEWCOMERS

THE FIFTH SEASON OF SYFY'S SMASH HIT COMPETITION SERIES FACE OFF PREMIERES TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 9 PM ET/PT

Featuring Host McKenzie Westmore, Mentor Michael Westmore and Judges Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page

NEW YORK - July 10, 2013 - Unexpected twists and turns await in the fifth season of Syfy's highly-rated and acclaimed unscripted series, Face Off, debuting Tuesday, August 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Eight talented and up-and-coming special effects make-up artists arrive to the competition in Los Angeles to a shocking revelation -- among their competition are eight more contestants from past seasons of Face Off, all hungry for a chance at redemption. The stakes are higher than ever as they jump right into their first Foundation Challenge in which they must complete the looks of costumed partygoers for an elaborate costume ball, with colorfully dressed cast members from Syfy's new docu-series Heroes of Cosplay in attendance for inspiration. Heroes of Cosplay premieres immediately following Face Off.

Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, The Amazing Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, The Hunger Games, Heroes) and Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus). World-renowned makeup artist -- and McKenzie's dad - Michael Westmore resumes his role as the official contestant mentor to the contestants.

The guest judges on tap for season five include Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Academy Award winning makeup artist Bill Corso (Lemony Snicket, The Amazing Spider-Man), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld), Lin Shayne (Insidious, There's Something About Mary), renowned sculptor and concept artist Jordu Schell (Edward Scissorhands, Babylon 5), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), former Face Off series judge Patrick Tatopolous (Total Recall, 300: Rise of an Empire) and Academy Award winning makeup artist Valli O'Reilly (Lemony Snicket, Alice in Wonderland).

For the Spotlight Challenges this season the contestants are tasked to create fully-realized characters that not only look camera ready for TV or film, but also tell a story specific to the challenge's genre, scene or world. The new season's challenges include creating a futuristic Frankenstein and his bride; a whimsical character inspired by Mother Goose nursery rhymes; a Morlock-inspired subterranean humanoid beast; an alluring Mother Earth goddess inspired by the contestants' own moms; a reimagined and modern version of a classic Halloween character complete with an articulating 'treat'; an original living art character inspired by Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Expressionism and Constructivism; a stylized alien for an out-of-this-world performance on the Reveal Stage with world-renown circus troupe, Cirque Berzerk; a grim character inspired by one of the seven deadly sins; a scary ghost with a comedic edge; a dark elf warrior for a fantastical elven army; and an exotic flying creature/human-hybrid.

For the finale, the final three contestants will each create two lead characters from Swan Lake: a woman transforming into a swan and the sorcerer who casts the spell on her. These finale makeups will be put to the test in an epic performance by the Los Angeles Ballet.

The Face Off contestants will be whittled down week by week, until only three remain for a finale showdown. The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2013 Fiat and a VIP trip from Kryolan Professional Make-Up to one of their 85 international locations. Kryolan Professional Make-Up has joined the series as the official make-up sponsor.

To meet the cast of season four, see photo galleries and video, visit www.syfy.com/faceoff. Photography and bios are also available at www.nbcumv.com. Following are the season five Face Off contestants:

VETERANS

Name: Alana Schiro (season three)
Age: 20
Hometown: New York, NY
Residence: Northridge, CA

Name: Bryan "Tate" Steinsiek (season one)
Age: 31
Hometown: Henryetta, OK
Residence: Henryetta, OK

Name: Eric Zapata (season four)
Age: 23
Hometown: Victoria, TX
Residence: Victoria, TX

Name: Frank Ippolito (season one)
Age: 32
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Residence: Burbank, CA

Name: Laura Tyler (season three)
Age: 27
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Residence: Orlando, FL

Name: Miranda Jory (season two)
Age: 21
Hometown: Louisville, KY and Seattle, WA
Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Name: Robert "RJ" Haddy (season two)
Age: 36
Hometown: Charleston, WV
Residence: Charleston, WV

Name: Roy Wooley (season three)
Age: 46
Hometown: Tucker, GA
Residence: Tucker, GA

NEWCOMERS

Name: Adolfo Barreto Rivera
Age: 32
Hometown: Puerto Rico
Residence: Las Vegas, NV

Name: Alaina "Laney" Parkhurst
Age: 23
Hometown: Manitou Beach, MI
Residence: West Hollywood, CA

Name: Edward "Eddie" Holecko
Age: 20
Hometown: Berea, Ohio
Residence: Savannah, GA

Name: Lymari "Lyma" Millot
Age: 33
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Residence: El Paso, TX

Name: Sam "Rick" Prince
Age: 38
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Residence: Nashville, TN

Name: Samantha Allen
Age: 27
Hometown: Tinton Falls, NJ
Residence: Bayville, NJ

Name: Scott Ramp
Age: 52
Hometown: Salem, OR
Residence: Pasadena, CA

Name: Steve Tolin
Age: 33
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA

Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success. Season four of Face Off averaged 2.8 million total viewers.

Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/faceoff

Twitter: @FaceOffSyfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)





  [july 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· FACE OFF (SYFY)
· HEROES OF COSPLAY (SYFY)





[02/08/16 - 10:28 AM]
ZZ Top Frontman Billy Gibbons to Star in New Discovery Pilot "Rockin' Roadsters"
Said installment premieres Monday, February 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/08/16 - 10:19 AM]
New Series "VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn" Premieres Wednesday, March 16th at 9PM ET/PT
The series features five families at a crossroads in their relationship as they undergo three weeks of intensive family therapy.

[02/08/16 - 10:13 AM]
"Mavis!," The First Feature Documentary About Legendary Soul and Gospel Singer Mavis Staples, Debuts Feb. 29, Exclusively on HBO
Jessica Edwards directs the first feature documentary about this enduring performer.

[02/08/16 - 10:08 AM]
Idina Menzel to Perform on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60"
Menzel will perform in Disney California Adventure Park against the backdrop of "World of Color," the one-of-a-kind nighttime extravaganza.

[02/08/16 - 10:00 AM]
Syfy Renews Original Drama Series "The Magicians" for Second Season
During its first three episodes, "The Magicians" averaged 1.7 million viewers, 853K Adults 18-49 and 910K Adults 25-54 (based on L3 data).

[02/08/16 - 09:36 AM]
America's Favorite Family Returns to A&E with a Star-Studded New Season of "Wahlburgers" and a New Season of the Hit Reality Series "Donnie Loves Jenny"
Said offerings roll out on Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 16, respectively.

[02/08/16 - 08:41 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Returns Later This Year
Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Jaqueline Laurita are among the returning cast members.

[02/08/16 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Super Bowl L" Delivers Huge for CBS
The Eye's coverage averages over 93.6 million viewers across the night.

[02/08/16 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 for the Night Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49 and Total
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/08/16 - 07:14 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of NickSports Reality Competition Series "Soccer Superstar"
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts returns as host, along with an acclaimed panel of judges including National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa, two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles and youth development expert Dan Metcalfe.

[02/08/16 - 07:04 AM]
Golf Channel Films' "'86" to Chronicle Jack Nicklaus' Record 18th Major Victory at the 1986 Masters
Highlighted by a final-round 65 and a 6-under-par 30 on the final nine holes, Nicklaus became the oldest winner of the Masters at age 46 and the second-oldest winner of any major championship in history.

[02/08/16 - 06:18 AM]
Discovery Channel Premieres All New Series "Trailblazers" on Wednesday, March 30 at 10PM
Each hour-long episode will follow three elite survivalists as they lead separate teams of scientists through some of the most dangerous regions of the world in the search for clues and discoveries that could lead to scientific breakthroughs.

[02/08/16 - 06:16 AM]
CBS's Coverage of Super Bowl 50 Scores Second-Highest Overnight Rating in History
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/08/16 - 03:18 AM]
Reelz to Air Movieguide(R) 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala
The 24th Annual Faith & Value Awards recognize the best family-friendly movies and TV shows of 2015.

[02/07/16 - 06:53 PM]
Video: CBS Debuts Humorous "CBS All Access" Commercial During "Super Bowl 50"
The 30-second commercial was directed by famed producer/writer/director Peter Farrelly.