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Shashana Kaplan

Professional Makeup Artist

LETTERS OF REFERRAL:   (others by request)


To whom it may concern,

    If you have an opportunity to represent Shashana Kaplan… seize it. You will be very fortunate to have her on your roster.

    I’ve worked in commercials for the past 15 years as a director and worked with many high caliber makeup artists… she’s the best I’ve ever come across. Not only are her skills amazing, but she is always a pleasure to work with. She never has a bad attitude, is always willing to meet all the crazy demands made by clients, and always coming in on budget without complaining. I’d like to give two examples to back up what I’m saying.

I’ve worked in commercials for the past 15 years as a director and worked with many high caliber makeup artists… she’s the best I’ve ever come across.

    Recently we worked together on a job for Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield where the principal talent, a young teenager, during our lunch break found out her mother had been murdered in Haiti. She left in tears with her Father who came by. We had a real situation on our hands… do we re-shoot the entire commercial with new talent, which would be a financial nightmare or do we come up with another solution where this young actress could get the credit for all her work up to that point. Shashana saved the day. Running home and grabbing a wig she had and recut it to match the girl’s hair. It was a perfect match. Our wardrobe stylist stepped in and was used as a body double. It was Shashana that saved the day and gave this beautiful young actress, who had already suffered, the ability to get a credit on her first commercial ever.

    Another example was on a job I recently directed for Baskin Robbins. It was hardly a typical job but one in which Hair and make up were key. Shashana had to work with a variety of hair pieces and styles because the client and the Agency couldn’t decide which was the appropriate way. Shashana gave them 5 options in about an hour. I had never seen anything like it. Each option was better than the one before and each worked. The client was blown away… as was I. She was brilliant and had me laughing hysterically with each option.

    It is that type of commitment and passion that she brings to her work.

    Once again, if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to represent Shashana, you'll certainly be hearing from me. Please call me if I can answer any other questions you might have.

Sincerely,
Mark Tiedemann
Director




To whom it may concern,

    I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Shashana as a make-up artist. Speaking from the point of view of the “talent,” the make-up person is one of the most important people on the set. This is the first person you have any kind of interaction with and it is important that they be able to read your mood and adapt accordingly. Shashana always knew when to engage in “chat”, when to give me my space, when to joke me out of a “snit,” and when to lighten the atmosphere with her infectious personality. Of course, on top of that, she is a wonderful artist with her brushes and blushes! It was a pleasure working with her and I would welcome the chance to do so again any time.

Sincerely,
Charles Shaughnessy
Actor




To Whom it May Concern;

    It is my pleasure to offer this reference letter for Shashana Kaplan.

    I have had the pleasure of hiring Shashana over the past few years and have referred her to my colleagues when they are looking for a Make-up Artist. Everyone that I have personally referred her to now has her on there must call list.

I am a big believer in hiring the best of the best and this is why Shashana Kaplan is on the top of my call list.

    The best thing I can tell you about Shashana is that she LOVES being a Makeup Artist. That said, she will knock the socks off any director, producer, photographer, actor, etc, that you give the honor of having her work on them. This woman shows up to work prepared. She has this knack for getting inside the Director’s vision. She always has a great attitude, handles the talent with care (they all love her too), and joins the team by giving her all to the project. I could go on and on about this woman.

    I am a big believer in hiring the best of the best and this is why Shashana Kaplan is on the top of my call list. I feel that if you choose to represent her, you will soon be next to me praising the benefit that she is to your team. It would truly be to your advantage.

    Please feel free to call me with any questions at 323-493-2301.

Sincerely,
Dawn M. Hoffman
Producer




To Whom It May Concern:

    I am honored to provide this letter as my personal and professional recommendation for Make-up Artist Shashana Kaplan.

    I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Kaplan for many years. During that time she has proven herself to be a reliable, talented and always enthusiastic member of our team. Shashana brings a level of professionalism to the set that is like a breath of fresh air. Her thorough research for her projects keeps her a step ahead of her directors and producers.

I not only appreciate her professionalism and ability, but I have put Shashana on the top of my personal list of Make-up Artists...

    I simply cannot recommend Ms. Kaplan highly enough. Her good natured sense of humor and positive attitude create a dynamic atmosphere that make her easy to be around which is only elevated by her high level of creative and expert work.

    I not only appreciate her professionalism and ability, but I have put Shashana on the top of my personal list of Make-up Artists and she is the one I turn to when I need to do an on-camera interview. I say this with over 20 years of production work experience and stand behind her 110%.

    Please feel free to contact me for any additional information concerning Ms. Kaplan’s work history with our company.

Sincerely,
Joy King
VP of Special Projects
SBO Pictures, INC