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B2FX Expands Into New Creative Studio Space in N. Hollywood's Arts District; Oscar Winner Barney Burman's MakeUp FX Shop Continues Work on "Grimm"

2013-01-30 14:03:31

N. Hollywood, CA, January 30, 2013 – B2FX, Academy Award winner Barney Burman’s Special FX Make-up, Character, and Creature design and production company, has expanded into new creative studio space in North Hollywood’s Arts District. The company’s newly revamped website is: www.b2fx.com . Presently, B2FX is in production of Make-up FX work for the second season of NBC TV’s hit dramatic series “Grimm.” B2FX has been involved with the design, creation, and production of all of the creature make-up effects for that series since its third episode. Burman serves as SFX Make-up Designer for “Grimm.” . Returning to NBC on March 8th, 2013, “Grimm” is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales. The series depicts the story of Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms." . B2FX has also just completed providing SFX Make-ups for the independent horror film, “Apparitional.” Written and directed by Andrew Jones, “Apparitional” is the story of a group of ghost hunters competing within the world of paranormal TV shows. Their efforts lead them to a haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for. Slated for release in Fall 2013, the film stars Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, and Dee Wallace. . ABOUT B2FX: . B2FX is a preeminent Make-up, Character, and Creature Effects company owned and operated by Academy Award Winning Make-up Effects Artist Barney Burman. B2FX has conceived and produced thousands of unparalleled creature and make-up effects for many of the most popular motion pictures and television series in history. Burman and his team integrate over 50-years of collective artistic expertise – ranging from prosthetic make-ups to animatronics to animal FX to props –while working in tandem with many of the most successful directors, producers, and VFX Supervisors in the world. . Headquartered in a 5,000 sq. ft. creative studio space in North Hollywood, CA, B2FX specializes in the concept, design and production of special make-up effects using state-of-the-art techniques and materials. The company is committed to delivering truly unique and compelling end results to major studio and independent feature films, television programs, and TV commercials alike. . Along with his team, Burman has worked with many of the world’s most renowned filmmakers. Among them: J.J. Abrams, Ben Stiller, Tim Burton, Ben Affleck, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski, Jay Roach, Spike Jonze, Bryan Singer, Zack Snyder, Peter Weir, Danny Devito, Andy & Lana Wachowski, Barry Sonnenfeld, Michael Bay, Jonathan Demme, Milos Forman, Leonard Nimoy, and many others. . Burman and B2FX have contributed intriguing and renowned art to hundreds of projects. Among these are such high profile entries as “Star Trek,” for which Burman won the “Best Make-Up” Oscar in 2010, “Grimm,” “Teen Wolf,” “Arrested Development,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Chuck,” “Medium,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Valkyrie,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Master and Commander,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” and “Mission Impossible: III,” to name just a few. . Advertisers and brand marketers also turn to B2FX on a regular basis to provide compelling and unique special make-up effects, props, and characters. In this regard, B2FX has provided its artistic contributions to such major advertisers as AT&T, The MTV Movie Awards, Citi-Bank, Visa Card, Nissan, TYCO, Honda, HBO, and “Got Milk,” among them. ###