Guests from the Classic Star Wars Trilogy, Guests from Pirates of The Caribbean, The Chronicles of Riddick, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Avengers, X-Men, Captain Marvel, Face-Off & THE MANDALORIAN. Guests experts on collecting and restoring props. Autograph specialists.
STARnet 1.0 May 3rd 2020
Times are EST - that is USA east coast. GMT -5 hours
NOTE: Get your password (ticket) early to be sure you access the event smoothly
SESSION 1: 10.00 a.m to 2.00 pm
10.00 * WELCOME participant Nick Maley
10.05 * MAKING A CAREER AS A CAMEO PERFORMER IN MOVIES ~ David Whiteley interviews background personalities from Star Wars, 007, Indianna Jones, Batman, Superman and more talk about how they got started and how working in movies changed their lives. Q&A opportunity. Participants David Whiteley, Stephanie English, Ken Coombs, Katie Purvis, Rick Stanley and David Stone.
11.00 * MUPPETS, PUPPETEERING, YODA, AND HANGING AROUND JIM HENSON ~ Mike Quinn and Nick Maley talk about Mike's years with Jim Henson, The Muppets, Pixar, operating Yoda for the Classic Star Wars Trilogy, and Nick's recent rebuild (from original relics) of the Jedi Master. Participants Mike Quinn and Nick Maley
12.00 * THE ART OF AUTOGRAPH COLLECTING ~ Steve Grad, the Pawn Stars autograph expert talks with Mike Tanski, Andy Luk and Tom Cathey of Star Wars Autograph Universe about the ins and outs of collecting autographs and telling fact from fiction. Participants Steve Grad, Mike Tanski, Andy Luk Tom Cathey and Nick Maley
12.45 * LIFE IN THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA ~ creature builder Nick Maley and performer David Stone join Cantina enthusiast and prop conservationist Tom Spina for some rare facts about creating scum and villainy. Participants Tom Spina, David Stone and Nick Maley
1.55 * INFO RE: TRANSITION TO SESSION 2
2.00 pm * 15 MINUTE INTERLUDE for audience to move to session 2 and visit the restroom :-)
SESSION 2: 1.15 p.m to 5.15 pm
2.15 * THE STAR WARS LEGACY OF JOHN MOLLO ~ David Whiteley talks to PropStore COO and author of talks about the costume designer for the classic trilogy and his influence on the films that followed. Participants Brandon Alinger and David Whiteley
3.00 * SHOOTING FOR THE STARS ~ Frank Ippolito, all rounder FX guy, seen on Face-Off and Adam Savage’s Tested, discusses his journey from nerdy monster making kid, through small independent films to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Mandalorian. Participants Frank Ippolito and Nick Maley
3.45 * THOSE SEXY STAR WARS GIRLS ~ Elisa Arguello and her glamorous Cosplay friends share their favorite photos, techniques and answer questions. Participants Elisa Arguello
4.30 * ASK THE COSTUME PROFESSIONALS ~ Award winning dress designer/cosplayer Cynthia Kirkland and Mandalorian costumier Kelly Cercone (two Disney professionals) and discuss the finer points of duplicating movie costumes. Participants Cynthia Kirkland, Kelly Cercone and David Whiteley
5.15 * MANDALORIAN, MARVEL AND MORE ~ "Makers," Brian Sipe, Maria Sandoval, Kelly Cercone and Frank Ippolito discuss prosthetics, hair, costumes and armor for characters they contributed to for The Mandalorian season 1 and other popular movies.
6.07 * FINAL THOUGHTS and WHAT'S COMING NEXT!
At 16, Mike was chosen to be a Muppet performer by Jim Henson. Over the years, on Muppet classics such as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Fraggle Rock, Jim became his mentor. His work with Henson, Lucasfilm, Disney, Pixar and his own QuinnZone Studios has ranged from assistant Yoda puppeteer and creature performer to animator, actor, Producer, writer, Director and, decades later, lead to multiple live Muppet performances at the Hollywood Bowl in California and the 02 Arena in London. Other shows include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Little Shop Of Horrors, How To Get Ahead In Advertising and Jim Carrey's hit series Kidding, but he is best known for the role of Lando Calrissian’s copilot, Nien Nunb.
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Special Makeup and Creature FX Designer, screenwriter, Second Unit Director, author, motivational speaker, founder of the Follow Your Star Foundation and iNet.Events, Nick was a member of Stuart Freeborn's creature crew on Star Wars IV A New Hope and became a key contributor to the creation of Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back. Having contributed to Superman - The Movie, The Shining, and devised sequences for movies like Highlander, Krull and the groundbreaking creature effects in the cult movie Lifeforce, he is a veteran of over 60 movies. His knowledge of creature creation and practical effects, combined with his constant desire to uplift the lives of those he meets, has endeared him to three generations of movie fans.
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Frank was a nerdy kid making monsters in the basement. He progressed to Special Effects and Make-up on small independent films in the midwest before moving to Los Angeles. There he worked on Pirates of The Caribbean, The Chronicles of Riddick and collaborated with Danny DeVito on a number of short horror films. You may know him for his appearances on Syfy network’s Face-Off and Adam Savage’s Tested, but Frank’s professional movie career is much more prolific than that and includes being Head Puppet Fabricator at Tippett Studios for Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens and making armor for characterst in Disney's, The Mandalorian.
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Maria is the Lead Hairstylist for the hugely popular Star Wars TV series, The Mandolorian. As such she is responsible for the hairstyling of all characters... designing unique looks for Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, the bounty hunters, and more. She has been a huge fan of the original Star Wars trilogy since aged 6, so to have her team executing those looks for her on a day to day basis is, she says, a dream come true. Her other credits include contributing to Westworld, Medium, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and the Star Trek: Picard TV Series.
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Emmy award winning makeup artist Brian Sipe is a character effects designer & project manager who was Makeup Dept head, ( straight makeup and prosthetics) representing Legacy Effects on the Star Wars project The Mandalorian and was Prosthetics Makeup Dept Head on Guardians of the Galaxy - Volume 2, Avengers - Infinity War, Avengers – Endgame, X-Men - Dark Phoenix, and Captain Marvel. His makeup artistry is featured in many projects... on Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the last three X-Men films, several Terminator films, and the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, (team won BAFTA and Oscar for Best Makeup.)
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Cynthia is a full-time seamstress/maker for Disney World and Disney Cruise Line helping to bring characters from Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar to Disney properties around the globe. She won the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic Con 2019, and consequently went on to design a fashion line under the Marvel's Avengers Endgame license for Hot Topic and Her Universe. Her knowledge and skill in all forms of costuming make her an ideal panelist.
Cynthia has also worked tirelessly as an organizer for this event, dispite also being an admin for Print the Curve Flat a group making masks re COVID 19
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Kelly Cercone is a freelance Patternmaker and Seamstress based in Los Angeles. She's often behind the scenes of many of your favorite geeky TV shows and films (Marvel, Westworld, American Horror Story.) On The Mandalorian she worked on costumes for Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Espisito), Fennec Shand (Ming-na Wen), Kuiil (Nick Nolte), Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris), and Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale). Kelly also loves Cosplay and making historical garments in her free time. In 2015 she won the judges choice award at the Her Universe Fashion Show, subsequently teaming up with Cosplay by McCalls to create a line of corset patterns specifically for cosplayers.
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Andy Luk, Tom Cathey, and Mike Tanski run the SW Autograph Universe, the largest Star Wars autograph collecting community in the world. Their membership is comprised of the top collectors, industry professionals and celebrities in the Star Wars collecting space.
The Star Wars Autograph Universe offers exclusive autograph signings, worldwide events and promotions to our membership, which spans over 60 countries worldwide.
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Probably best known to TV audiences as the autograph expert for the History Channel's Pawn Stars, Steve is a world renowned autograph expert with vast experience of autographs from all genres and eras. He is the Head Authenticator at Beckett Authentication Services and over the past 19 years has authenticated many of the finest sports collectibles. In the world of entertainment collectibles he often appears at conventions serving many private collectors by certifying the autographs on photos, posters, products and other collectables.
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Tom started as a collector of original movie props 20+ years ago. His company, Tom Spina Designs, has become recognized as the go-to source for collectors looking for conservators for their prized collections. Besides restoration, the company also specializes in creating custom statues, sculpture, mannequins, and displays of film props and costumes. His Regal Robot brand is a Lucasfilm licensee providing unique themed furniture and decor. A huge Mos Eisley cantina enthusiast, Tom has studied the sequence more than those of us who were actually there. Great to have him onboard our Mos Eisley and collecting panel.
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Brandon is a film fanatic, author and COO of the Los Angeles branch of PropStore, one of the worlds leading vendors of original movie props and costumes. He is an expert on collecting original props, author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy, co-author of Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, and combines his passions for research and collecting to make treasures of entertainment available to private collectors and fans around the world. PropStore holds an inventory of over 6,000 individual memorabilia items from hundreds of titles.
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We are honored to include Peter Beale, the former Managing Director of 20th Century Fox UK, (and EMI) and Executive in Charge of Production of Star Wars IV - A New Hope, and Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back as a STARnet 1.0 panelist. His insights into the background of launching the Star Wars saga are extraordinary. Other work includes Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, The Rocky Horror Show, The Omen, Alien and Elephant Man to name just a few.
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featured Peter and other STARnet particikants David Whiteley and Nick Maley
Katie Purvis played the "Maternal Ewok" who held a wokling in her arms in Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi. She inherited dwarfism from her father, Jack Purvis who was a regular in the classic Star Wars trilogy playing the Chief Jawa, a cantina patron Kitik Keed'kak, a power droid, the Chief Ugnaught, and the Ewok, Teebo.
Katie is 47 inches tall. She was a stunt double in Time Bandits. portrayed a goblin in three movies, Ridley Scott's Legend, Harry Potter, Jim Henson's Labyrinth, and a Newlyn in Willow.
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Trevor started his film career as a background performer on Raiders of the Lost Ark and Flash Gordon. On The Empire Strikes Back he was an Imperial Officer and a Stormtrooper. On Return of The Jedi he was again a Stormtrooper, a Calamari warrior, Lieutenant Blount, the Rancor keeper's assistant Giran, and co-portrayed the bounty hunter Bossk. As a Special Effects Technician he has worked on many big films including Labyrinth, Return to Oz, Indiana Jones, Aliens and most of the Harry Potter saga.
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David started his movie career in a Bridget Bardot film, and played a stud in a Joan Collins movie. A far cry from the hive of scum and villany that he is better known for. Wioslea was the wierd alien who purchased Luke Skywalker's landspeeder at Mos Eisley Spaceport and was in the cantina too.
David also doubled for Mark Hamill in an X-Wing fighter in ANH. In Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back he portrayed another X-Wing pilot and a B-Wing pilot in Return of the Jedi.
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Jeff and his wife Kim are active members of the 501st Legion that you will see at many Star Wars Conventions around the USA. His company DH-P/FX has been specializing in movie prop replica fabrication, mold making and casting, machining, vacuum forming, fiberglassing, welding and sculpting for many years. He is well versed at working with resin, silicone, foam, aluminum, wood, steel and plaster... and good at answering questions too.
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British award-winning broadcaster, filmmaker and author, David is the presenter of BBC One Current Affairs Programme, Inside Out, he also regularly hosts the regional evening news for the East of England. Born on May the Fourth (Yes, Star Wars day!), 1977 he and his team made The Galaxy Britain Built about some of the the British talent behind the classic Star Wars trilogy including iNetEvents founder Nick Maley. David also wrote a book of the same name published in the U.S. by BearManor Media. In 2019. His follow up documentary Toy Empire about Palitoy Star Wars Toys became a phenomenon in Britain,
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Nick started his acting career when a friend who had an agency for extras asked him to help out as someone had let her down. One drama course later he found himself on a low budget film called Star Wars and became known to fans as the Medal Bearer. Over the years he has appeared in many movies and TV shows including three series of Dr Who, 007 - The Spy Who Loved Me and was the Milkman in the popular TV series East Enders.
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Ken is a trained actor who has worked extensively on stage, film and TV. 500 Films and TV programmes over the past 30 years include Star Wars, three 007 movies, Indianna Jones and the Temple of Doom, Superman IV, Batman, Willow, Eastenders, Inspector Morse, Minder , Rumpole, Lovejoy and. an Imperial Officer in the Emperor’s arrival scene for Star Wars VI – Return of the Jedi .
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Stephanie has worked in the business for 42 years and appeared in a LOT films, TV shows and commercials. They include Superman II, Tim Burton's Batman, Saturn 3, Clash of the Titans, 007 Octopussy and The World is Not Enough.
She is best known as a Hoth Rebel in Echo Base on Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back.
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Rick is the husband of Stephanie English and is the coordinator behind Sci-Fi Signers United, a contact website for many movie personalities doing comic cons and movie conventions. He has worked on Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Legend of Tarzan, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 3 DC superhero films 1 Marvel film, Jason Bourne and was a main cast member on Nat Geo’s feature film documentary The Jesus Mysteries For the recent Disney movie Solo - A Star Wars Story he was cast as a Cutthroat Hunter at Fort Ypso
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Elisa's vibrant personality soon endeared her to her fellow Cosplayers at the 501st Legion where she soon became recognized as a "Star Wars girl" at events around the USA. A prominent advocate for children's rights in Venezuela, she partnered with the Peter Mayhew Foundation to raise money for "Ponte en sus zapatos," (Spanish for "Put yourself in their shoes.") a The charity in Venezuela that feeds needy children every day and donates supplies like diapers and baby formula.
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Krystle is a Texas cosplayer, LEGO enthusiast, video game designer, web host and Youtuber.. She co-founded and hosts NerdNinja.com, a nerd culture news website, taught adults with disabilities at My Possibilities, started a massively successful Comic Club, worked for MoCap Online designing video games with Motus Digital. She is also a mocap model, motion capture actor and a junior animator. Featured in articles such as Otaku magazine, HerUniverse, Dorkly, CollegeHumor and Ebaumsworld. Her TV appearances include "Screen Machines" rebuilding the Ecto1 and LEGO Masters.
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ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED so be sure you REGISTER FOR THE EVENT in advance so your place is reserved. (No payment unless you actually attend the event.)
8 hours of sci-fi movie fun for US$6.00... to make home confinement more palatable and to help the Follow Your Star Foundation (Sint Maarten) stay afloat through the crisis.
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It is an online and interactive FUNdraiser devised to support the Follow Your Star Foundation from financial collapse during the economic crisis caused by COVID 19. It's 8 hours of insights and answers by entertainment professionals who made famous movies from Star Wars and Dark Crystal to Face-Off, Marvel and The Mandalorian, There are also top industry experts on prop collecting, prop restoration and autograph specialists.
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The Follow Your Star Foundation is a non-profit founded by author, motivational speaker and Creature FX Designer, Nick Maley. It is registered in the Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten but is active internationally. It aims to inspire young and old to follow their dreams, live extraordinary lives and not become victims of negativity. It is normally self funded through it's movie museum The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit but with no tourists probably until 2021 the museum now just generates BIG bills.
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