"Is this gonna take me closer to my intended goal?"

Expectations vs. Reality

Marietta Carter-Narcisse

Marietta has paved the way for black makeup artists in film and television. She also is a very big advocate of a strong family connection and bond. You'll hear us talk about the balance of family and the entertainment industry.

Show Topics:

How to prepare for your future

Why competition doesn't matter in the entertainment industry

How do you align with the right people in the industry

Does integrity matter in our business

The secret to always being hired


Marietta Carter-Narcisse is an internationally renowned educator and veteran celebrity Film and Television makeup artist who has department headed numerous shows including: A Jazzman’s Blues, Genius: Aretha, Rebel, Beaches remake, Sparkle, Malcolm X, Tina: What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Baby Boy, Boyz N The Hood, A Time To Kill, Whitney, which she received a Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild nomination, and numerous other.

Carter-Narcisse is a member of the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild I.A.T.S.E Local 706, a voting member of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and The Television Academy. She holds a Master of Science degree in higher education, as well as valid cosmetology licenses in both California and Florida.

Marietta has online makeup classes that bridge the reality gap between what you think a career in Film and Television is like to what it really is. I took a class so I could get ready for an upcoming job and highly recommend. Class information is available at www.mvma.education.

She also has an industry terminology book (The Little Brown Book - Buzzwords and Lingo - TV| Film | Print | Retail) and an industry planner (The Official Film &TV Planner). You can reach Marietta through any of the links below:


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