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Prudence Olenik brings with her 27 years of industry experience. She won the AMPIA award for make-up in 2001 and has been nominated for an AMPIA award six times. In 2003 Prudence was nominated for a GEMINI Award for her work on 100 Days in the Jungle, which won for best TV movie that year.

During her career, she has been the head of the make-up department for such television series as Destiny Ridge, Jake and the Kid, and Mentors. As well, she has played a key role in make-up departments for such films as Bye Bye Blues, Ordeal in the Arctic, Summer of the Monkeys, Snowday, War Bride, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Ginger Snaps 3: The Beginning, 12 Days of Christmas Eve, and The Walter Gretzky Story.

To remain on the cutting edge of her craft, Prudence regularly attends The Make-Up Artist Trade Show in Los Angeles to talk with leading make-up artists and to learn about new products.

For six years, she has been the Film Vice President for IATSE Local 210 here in Edmonton, also sitting on the Education and Training Committee and the Membership Committee. In addition, she is a member of The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and also the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association. To help establish and maintain standards in her field, she has been involved with developing exams and adjudicating the Make-Up Trade Test for Alberta.

Prudence trained as an actress at STUDIO 58 in Vancouver and as a make-up artist at GREASEPAINT in London, England.