via press release:
AVATAR’S JON LANDAU APPEARS IN THIS WEEK’S ALL NEW EPISODE OF SYFY’S FACE OFF, TUESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 9 PM ET/PT
New York, NY – March 4, 2013 – Academy Award winning producer Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) makes a guest judge appearance in tomorrow night’s all-new episode of Syfy’s acclaimed reality competition series, Face Off, Tuesday, March 5 at 9 PM ET/PT.
In the episode, “It’s Better in the Dark,” the remaining seven makeup artists head to the California coastline and learn that they'll be creating their own undiscovered bioluminescent creatures. This means they’ll face the incredibly difficult task of having two distinct paint jobs – one regular layer and another seen only under a black light. After sketching in the inspirational seaside environment, the artists head back to the lab where they discover a beautiful plant paradise with the surprise message that this week’s challenge will be a double elimination. With the stakes higher than ever, some of the artists struggle with their creations while an illness threatens one artist's ability to finish. Only one will rise to the top and two will fall when they present their work in front of surprise guest judge, Avatar's Jon Landau.
Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. As a member of the multi-generational family dynasty whose name is synonymous with the make-up effects field, actress McKenzie Westmore brings expertise to her role as host of the series. Some of SFX world’s most celebrated figures return to judge the competition -- multiple Academy-Award winner Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean), industry veteran Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and creature designer Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus). World-renowned Hollywood makeup artist Michael Westmore serves as the contestant mentor.
Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.
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.)