Wednesday, May 04, 2016

IMTA Alum Aaron Paul's Show The Path Renewed for Season 2!

Great news from Hulu!  They have renewed IMTA Alum Aaron Paul's new series The Path for a second season.  Aaron plays Eddie Lane in the critically acclaimed drama.  Aaron and some of his cast mates were at the Upfront presentation in Madison Square Garden Theater where Hulu announced the second season renewal. Seven of the ten episodes of first season are streaming now on Hulu.

Aaron Paul got his start at IMTA in 1997.  Here is an excerpt from The Idaho Statesman about Aaron Paul's experience at IMTA:
"Paul arrived in Los Angeles at 17 in 1997, along with thousands of kids from across the country, for the International Model and Talent Association competition. He prepared a monologue for the big showcase that draws managers and agents looking for the next big thing, but that’s not the one he delivered.

'Here I am this kid from Boise, Idaho, and I’m sitting there watching and realize that there’s no way my monologue is going to stand out,' he says. 'I knew this was my shot, and I had to do something bold, something dangerous.'

Paul went to his room and wrote his own monologue about a boy who wakes up inside a padded cell in an insane asylum. His character talks to his mother (the audience) through the hole in the door, pleading for his release. Paul knew he nailed it when hotel security showed up at his door.

The risk paid off. Paul won runner-up and signed with his first manager that day."

Congratulations to Aaron Paul!  We can't wait to see Season 2 of The Path!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

IMTA Alum Sara Niemietz Featured by Huffington Post!

IMTA Alum Sara Niemietz is featured in a great article by Huffington Post! Sara is interviewed about touring with Postmodern Jukebox and starring on Broadway with Carol Burnett in Hollywood Arms. She also discusses appearing on the The Ellen Show, Glee, and performing at the Grand Ole Opry.

Sara competed at IMTA in 2000 when she was just seven years old. She has recorded many great videos and songs. Be sure to check out the article to find out more about Sara's career!

Monday, May 02, 2016

IMTA Alum Skylar Stecker at the Radio Disney Music Awards!

IMTA Alum Skylar Stecker looked amazing on the red carpet of the Radio Disney Music Awards! She also teamed up with Silento to record the official song of the show "Cherry on Top!"
Just Jared featured her arrival with Miranda May and Megan Nicole with a great article and lots of nice photos!

Friday, April 29, 2016

IMTA Alum Olivia Jansing for Tory Sport at Barney's!

IMTA Alum Olivia Jansing is featured on Barney's The Window! "Model and all-around athlete Olivia Jansing gives our exclusive and newly launched Tory Sport collection a test run in Santa Barbara."   Olivia is in an amazing video clip, photo shoot and article with interview for the collection.  Olivia competed at IMTA in New York in July of 2015 with Social New York!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

IMTA Alum Airė Sirvaitis in Under!

IMTA Alum Airė Sirvaitis stars in Under directed by Javier Barcala.  "Under is a fragrance film for an imaginary perfume of the same name, which takes cues from fairy tales, fantasies, mythology and beauty advertising stylization."
Airė competed at IMTA in New York in 2013 with Pro-Model and Talent.  She did very well, winning awards and a scholarship.  Airė did a great interview with us recently.

What did coming to IMTA do for your career?

IMTA opened new doors for endless possibilities in my career. It was a giant stepping-stone to the national and international market for me. It is nearly impossible to succeed in the entertainment industry without representation, and IMTA is the best source of agents and managers who are looking for new talent. After leaving New York City, I knew that this is the career I was meant to pursue.

Congratulations Airė on this beautiful fragrance film!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IMTA Alum Sara for Designer Ayasa Afi!

IMTA Alum Sara S. walked for Designer Ayasa Afi at the Vault Show by Philadelphia Fashion Week and definitely turned heads! Sara competed at IMTA New York 2012 with Main Line Models and Talent, Media, PA.
Photos by Mikhail Veter

Congratulations Sara!  We are so proud of you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

IMTA Alum Amy Acker on Person of Interest!

IMTA Alum Amy Acker's show Person of Interest will have its Season 5 final season premiere on May 3rd on CBS! Amy plays Root and previews for the episode show her character fighting for her life.  Amy competed at IMTA in the nineties and industry great Patrick Baca was integral in scouting and launching her at IMTA. She was one of his callbacks and he cast her on in her first TV role on Hell House for MTV. She has starred on Dollhouse, The Good Wife, Angel, Happy Town, Ghost Whisperer, How I Met Your Mother, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She also played Kelly Peyton, the assassin, on the series Alias.

Monday, April 25, 2016

IMTA Alum Brittany Alleman for Austin Fashion Week!

IMTA Alum Brittany Alleman walked for numerous designers in Austin Fashion Week over the weekend! Here is a gorgeous picture of Brittany on the runway walking for designer Melissa Fleis! Brittany competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 2015 with Diane Dick Legends.

Congratulations Brittany!  We are so proud of you!

Friday, April 22, 2016

IMTA Alum Alyson Stoner on Dance Off Juniors!

IMTA Alum Alyson Stoner is a judge on this season of Dance Off Juniors!  The show premiered on Wednesday. People Magazine has a great article about the new show, which quoted Alyson saying, "I think the best part about starting young is with the proper support system, you really get to cultivate a community that is building each other up," she says. "I feel like that's what the show really celebrates as well, like you're seeing these up-and-coming stars who are going to set the pace for the industry and the choreography world in the next several years, and you're watching it unfold in front of you."

Alyson competed at IMTA in 2000 with Starbound Entertainment Group and has starred in over 50 TV and film projects! Alyson has starred in the Camp Rock movies, Cheaper By The Dozen movies and Mike's Super Short Show! Alyson danced in Missy Elliott videos and went on tour with Missy Elliott. Alyson has also been a VIP guest at IMTA who gave inspirational talks to the aspiring talent competing.

Episodes are streaming now on the Verizon go90 app!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

IMTA Alum Haley Bennett in Two New Trailers!

New trailers are out for two of IMTA Alum Haley Bennett's upcoming movies! Haley's new films look amazing! You can see both of the trailers right here!  Haley competed at IMTA with Pro-Model & Talent and here's what she had to say about her IMTA experience:
“I definitely would have not been at this point and had this much background and confidence if it were not for my IMTA experience years ago. The training and interest was essential for the beginning stages of the construction for the backbone of my career and future.” –Haley Bennett

The Magnificent Seven will open on September 23rd.

The Girl on the Train will open on October 7th.