Monday, January 26, 2015

IMTA Alum Eva Longoria for Vogue Mexico!

Here is a beautiful behind-the-scenes video of IMTA Alum Eva Longoria for her cover shoot for Vogue Mexico!  Eva competed at IMTA in 1998 when she received 38 callbacks from agents and managers who wanted to represent her.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

IMTA Alum Carter Fredrickson Signed with Landis-Simon!

Carter just signed with Landis-Simon Productions & Talent Management! Carter competed at IMTA LA 2015 with Neal Hamil Centre!

Congratulations to Carter!  We are so proud of you!

Friday, January 16, 2015

IMTA Alum Katie Leclerc in Cloudy With A Chance of Love!

IMTA Alum Katie Leclerc stars in the new Hallmark Channel Film Cloudy With a Chance of Love! It premieres Sunday, February 8th at 8pm/7c.   Katie stars as a meteorologist getting her Ph.D. when a handsome news director asks her to be their on-air personality.  To find out more about the film, please explore the official site which has exclusive photos and bios on the cast!

Katie competed at IMTA when she was 15.  She stars as Daphne on the hit ABC Family show Switched at Birth which is in its third season.

"If you REALLY want a career in the entertainment industry IMTA can help put you in front of people that will make you connections but you have to make it happen."-Katie Leclerc

Thursday, January 15, 2015

IMTA Alum Valerie Wetmore for Cosmo Bride!

Great new editorial for IMTA Alum Valerie Wetmore.  She is in a gorgeous 8 page spread for Cosmo Bride!  Valerie Wetmore won IMTA Model of the Year in LA 2012.  She came to IMTA with Fogg Management, Denver, CO.

Congratulations Valerie!  We are so proud of you!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Order Your IMTA LA15 Photos Now!!

Great news!  The 15% discount coupon to order your IMTA Competition photos has been extended! You now have until January 20th to order and receive your discount.  Browse our galleries for professional quality photos of your IMTA Competitions on SmugMug.  Please use the new code imtala15 to receive your discount.  This code expires January 20th so please order today!

Friday, January 02, 2015

IMTA Alum Olivia Stuck's New Music Video!

Please watch IMTA Alum Olivia Stuck's very first music video for her amazing song Til You Come Home. Olivia competed at IMTA in 2008 with SB Entertainment Group (Starbound NYC). She plays Dawn on the Disney XD show "Kirby Buckets." Olivia is scheduled to perform at ‪#‎IMTALA15‬ and it is sure to be a highlight for all of our participants! Til You Come Home, can be found on Soundcloud under the artist name Olivia. The song is dedicated to members of the armed forces and anyone missing somebody for an extended period of time.

IMTA Official Event Hashtag!


Happy 2015 everyone! IMTA LA 15 will be starting soon and we want to share our event hashtag and the ways you can follow us during the week.

Please like us on facebook.
Please follow us on Instagram and twitter.  Our user name is @IMTA .

Our official event hashtag is #IMTALA15 .   We are thrilled to see you!  If you will be competing at IMTA in January, please tag your pics with #IMTALA15 to join the celebration with your future fellow Contestants.
We can't wait to see all of you soon at IMTA!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bunker LA for Headshots and Comp Cards!

One of our key IMTA vendors, Bunker LA, is available for all your duplication needs. As you will see from the attached promotion, they are offering special deals for IMTA members in preparation for LA15. Contact Bunker LA directly for headshots and comp cards.  Please use code I5036 to receive the IMTA pricing and layout.

Friday, December 26, 2014

IMTA Countdown - Week 6!

Can you believe it? It's almost here! You're about to be at the IMTA Convention! We want to wish you the best experience possible. Thank you for being a part of the IMTA Countdown. We hope you found it beneficial as part of your IMTA preparations. We've enjoyed counting down the weeks with you and sharing our best tips for success.

You've probably been preparing for the Convention by doing things like practicing your monologue, TV commercials or make-up application. Hopefully, you've been exercising to get in great swimwear shape, or maybe you've been training your voice to hit those really high notes. With all the major preparation you've done, we've compiled a list of last-minute hints to help you put your best face forward and wow the judges.

The Most Important Thing

One of the best things you can do for your looks and health is to arrive for the Convention rested. The week can get pretty intense and you'll be ahead of the game if you've been getting your eight hours. Eating healthy foods helps too. Remember if you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside!

Perfect Posture

The way you present yourself is key to making a good impression on the agents, managers and casting directors you'll see during the week. Prevent stooped shoulders by repeating these exercises several times a day:

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and clasp your hands behind your back. Straighten your arms, raise them as high as you can and hold for 30 seconds.
Pinch your shoulder blades back several times and hold for a count of five each time.
Lie face down on your bed and lift one leg and the opposite arm, holding for a count of 10; then lift the other arm and leg. Repeat this process three times a day.

Fresh Faces Going Places

Since agents like to see minimal makeup on girls (and none on the guys), you'll want to make sure you have radiant skin as your perfect foundation. Here are some tips to give you a healthy, beautiful glow. Prevent dry lips and give yourself a smooth surface for lipstick by super-moisturizing. Starting a day or two before you leave for the Convention, apply moisturizing lip balm several times a day. This will not only soften your lips, but it will also make them appear fuller. Try Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 for amazingly soft lips. This product also gives a great shine when applied over lipstick. Origins Conditioning Lip Balm is another amazing product to check out!
It is very important to stick to your skincare regimen, using a facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Make sure you pick products that match your skin type, (i.e. oily, dry or combination). We like Clinique's three-step system. Neutrogena and Cetaphil have some great products, too.
Don't forget to get your hair in great shape, too. Blow-drying can take a lot out of your hair, so put the moisture back in by using a deep-conditioning hair treatment or mask. Girls, a manicure or pedicure can be an essential finishing touch. Stick with neutral colors and short to medium length.

For some great tips on how to apply stylish make-up for all skin tones, check out Bobbi Brown's website. Katie Holmes (IMTA alum) was her first celebrity featured face and Bobbi Brown gives great makeup lessons on her site!!

Packing List

It's getting to be that time! Here are some items you may want to pack:
-Cell phone and charger
-Decorations or ribbon to attach to your IMTA tote bag to identify it (you'll receive your tote bag after your Director completes final registration.)
-Nutritious snacks for your room (granola bars, cereal bars, crackers, water, etc.)
-Favorite toy for Toys R Us (if you're entered in that competition)
-Notebook and pen to take notes during the informative IMTA seminars
-Comfortable shoes
-A watch so you'll be on time for your competitions!
-Workout clothes for the morning aerobic workout
-Remember your comp cards, headshots, and/or portfolios. 
-Sunglasses - your future's so bright, you're going to need them!

We can't wait to meet all of you and see your potential and talent showcased for the agents, managers and casting directors!  Safe travels and see you in Los Angeles soon!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

IMTA Countdown - Week 5

A is for Attitude

You've got the look. You've got the talent. Now it's time for an attitude check. A great attitude is an asset that will carry you far in this industry. Being easy to work with, flexible, and upbeat will make you even more attractive to agents, managers and casting directors. Treat everyone (potential contacts, your fellow contestants and IMTA Staff) at the Convention with respect and a positive attitude. Casting directors have told us that between equally talented actors/models, the one with the better personality will get the job. Plus, you'll want everyone to remember you as down-to-earth and friendly after you win your Oscar!

Winning - win·ning adj.
a. Of or relating to the act of winning.

b. Successful; victorious: the winning entry; the winning team.

c. Attractive; charming: a winning personality; a winning smile.

At IMTA, there are many ways to win! Of course, there are the tangible things such as winning a trophy or placing in a competition, receiving an honorable mention, signing a contract, or collecting a business card from an agent or manager who is interested in you.

You should also keep in mind some of the other ways to win:
  • Developing a professional attitude and discovering what it takes to make it.
  • Making friends with other models and talent from all over the world.
  • Learning how to present yourself in the best possible manner.
  • Gaining confidence in your abilities and talent.
  • Having the courage to do anything! Let's face it, after you've performed your monologue or walked the runway for the top industry professionals, you can succeed anywhere!

The outcome of IMTA is clear: you're already a winner!

Tip of the Week

Remember the keys to success: Patience, Positive Attitude, and Personality.

Actor of the Week

Cameron Ocasio starred as Dice in the Nickelodeon hit Sam & Cat! Cameron competed at IMTA in New York in 2008. He won TV Beauty for his talent division and was 1st Runner Up for both Male Child Model of the Year and Actor of the Year, Talent Division 11. He signed with Shirley Grant Management. Since competing at IMTA, Cameron has appeared on Saturday Night LiveLaw & Order SVUGossip GirlsWhen In Rome and Sesame Street as well as in several national commercials. He appeared on Broadway in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson". He has also appeared in the films Sinister and Love Magic.

Model of the Week

Mariah Strongin attended IMTA 2008 and won Model and Actor of the Year for her division and Most Sought After Female with 135 callbacks!  She is signed with LA and New York Models and recently spent two months in Milan with Why Not Models.  Mariah has also modeled for Elite Model Management -London!  Mariah is a favorite runway and editorial model and regularly walks for the major fashion weeks.  She walked for Stella McCartney, DSquared2, Twin-Set, Diesel Black Gold and more! Mariah has worked for Kate Spade Saturday, Nordstrom, Target, Kohls, Aeropostale, Neutrogena, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, Wendy’s commercial, Target commercial, Chevy commercial and Ray Ban commercial.

IMTA Hall of Fame

Josh Duhamel competed at IMTA in 1997 where he won Male Model of the Year! He started his career on the show All My Children before he starred in his breakthrough role on Las Vegas. He played Danny McCoy for five years on the hit show. He crossed over to the big screen with movies such as Win A Date With Tad HamiltonTuristas, Ramona and Beezus, Life as We Know It, New Year's Eve with fellow IMTA alums Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher, The Romantics with fellow IMTA Alumni Katie Holmes and Elijah Wood, and of course the ultimate summer hits, the Transformers movies. Josh was a favorite host of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards! His latest films include  Safe Haven and Scenic Route. Josh will be returning to TV this Spring in Battle Creek, the new series from the creator of Breaking Bad!

Keep up with the latest information on Josh and his latest projects on IMDB.

Monday, December 22, 2014

IMTA Alum Amy Acker on Person of Interest!

IMTA Alum Amy Acker plays Root in Person of Interest!  CBS recently aired the fall season finale and the show will return January 6th! Amy Acker competed at IMTA in the nineties and has been a working actor ever since!