Featured Guest - Howard Berger
In 1988, Howard co-founded KNB EFX Group, Inc. with Gregory Nicotero and former partner Robert Kurtzman, and over the past 23 years, they have become one of the most prolific Special Makeup Effects and Character Creation studios in Hollywood.
Specializing in character prosthetics, animatronics, creature creation and replica animals, Howard has over 800 feature film and television credits including INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, The TRANSFORMERS Trilogy, KILL BILL 1 & 2, PREDATORS, SPLICE, THE MIST, VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, THE WALKING DEAD, THE GREEN MILE, and TREE OF LIFE to name a few.
In 2006 Howard earned an Academy Award for Best Makeup for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. He also won the British Academy Award and Saturn Award that same year for the film's prosthetic makeup.
He's recently completed work on the remake of FRIGHT NIGHT with Colin Farrell, THE GREY with Liam Neeson, and HITCHCOCK with Anthony Hopkins.
Berger also often works with Sam Raimi who he has been working with since 1986. Which most recently they worked together on OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
He also has won an Emmy for the makeup in the TV show THE WALKING DEAD.