Todd Debreceni began his career in entertainment with PBS while a graduate student in television at the University of Tennessee. Before starting his own small effects shop in Denver, Todd worked for cable pioneer Ted Turner at TBS in Atlanta, 20th Century-Fox Television in Los Angeles, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Television Animation. Among his feature credits are 'Contact;' 'Batman and Robin;' 'My Favorite Martian;' 'Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves;' 'The Enemy God;' 'Cannon Fodder;' 'Decay' and 'Ink.' Todd sculpted and molded wounds used in the 2013 Tom Hanks film, 'Captain Phillips.' Television credits include episodes of 'JAG' and 'Doctor Who.' Todd is the recipient of a 1992 Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, a 2006 and 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for special makeup effects and a 2010 Henry Award nomination for 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast.' He has created a variety of makeup effects for many stage productions, including 'Shrek the Musical;' 'Spamalot;' 'The Whipping Man;' 'Young Frankenstein;' 'Man of La Mancha;' 'Peter Pan;' 'Oliver!;' 'Dracula;' 'Bat Boy, the Musical;' 'Hoping to See God;' 'Into the Woods;' 'The Wiz;' 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe;' 'Urinetown, the Musical;' 'Elephant Man;' 'The Snow Queen;' 'Sleuth' and 'Sideshow.' Todd conducts regular seminars, workshops and classes in special makeup effects for film, television and theatre both in the U.S. and overseas, consults internationally, and has literally written the book on special makeup effects for Focal Press called Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen (2009). It is hailed worldwide in the entertainment industry as' the bible' for makeup effects artists. The much anticipated second edition was released in January, 2013.