Public Speaking

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Panel features leading experts in music and film industry


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 18, 2006 – Michealle Vanderpool, a leading image consultant and hair and makeup stylist, will be hosting “Image Building 101” at the Americana Music Conference, Friday, September 22, 2 pm. This panel will focus on the importance of image development and how budding artists can begin to prepare for work with photographers, video producers, and more.


The expert panel will feature John Scarpati, a photographer who has worked with artists ranging from Rodney Crowell to the Rolling Stones, Stephen Yake, owner of Yake Films, a 20-year veteran of video and commercial production, and Alison Cherney, who was trained as a clinical dietitian and is currently a marketing consultant.


“My goal is to help up-and-coming artists understand the importance of building a credible image early in their careers and how to work with other industry professionals to ensure that their image is accurately portrayed in film and on paper,” says Vanderpool.


Since coming to Music City, Vanderpool has worked with a number of record labels and music artists, helping to design the image of some of country and Christian music’s most popular artists and carrying that through from packaging to personal appearances. With credits ranging from Walk The Line, The Bridges of Madison County, and The Green Mile, celebrities have made Vanderpool one of the most sought-after hair and makeup artists in the world. She is a master artist who has worked with three presidents, two senators, and more music and film celebrities than can be counted.


Vanderpool studied the chemistry of beauty at ISB, one of the most reputable cosmetology schools in the U.S.  As an expert on color, L'Oreal Paris honored her with its esteemed "Visions of Color" award in 2000 and 2001. Her ability to focus on the character of her subject, whether it is industry related or personal was developed with Daniel Perez at Cloutier, Montreal. That experience opened doors to German Vogue, Italian Mossimo, Turkish Cosmo, and earned her key film credits with such programs and movies as "Saturday Night Live" and October Sky. For more information and samples of work, visit


Another thing you should know about Scarpati is that he’ll try anything once. Okay, maybe twice. The point is simply to get the shot – whatever it takes. For more information, visit


Stephen Yake has been producing and directing music videos, commercials, TV programming, etc. for the last 20 years. He has had his own company, including Stephen Yake Films, since 1990 and has won numerous awards including 9 Doves.


Panel sponsored by:

 L’Oreal Professionnel Paris * CMT * Royal Beauty Supply * SVS Salon


The 7th Annual Americana Music Conference, which takes place Wednesday, September 20 through Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Nashville Convention Center, will bring together an estimated 900 artists, record executives, managers, agents, music publishers, performing rights society executives, music retailers, producers, promoters, allied professionals and major media for three days of learning, networking and entertainment, including the 5th Annual Honors & Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, September 22 at 7pm. For more information, visit


Michealle Vanderpool Direct - 615-414-3956
1216 Wedgewood Ave

Nashville, TN 37212