Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IMTA Alum Sean Harju for Oscar de la Renta


All of us at IMTA were saddened about the legendary designer Oscar De La Renta's passing. As a tribute, we would like to share a beautiful shot of one of our IMTA and IMD Modeling Alums Sean Harju for Oscar.

Praise for IMTA Alum Brandon Routh on Arrow!


E! News has a glowing review of IMTA Alum Brandon Routh on Arrow! "Raise your hand if you're absolutely loving Brandon Routh on Arrow! Yeah, everyone's hands should be up right now. The former Superman has completely stolen our hearts as Ray Palmer, the smart, witty, competent and completely adorable new head of Queen Consolidated."

Brandon Routh competed at IMTA during the New York, New York 1999 Convention.  Brandon got lots of face time with the agents, managers and casting directors and ended up moving to Los Angeles. He signed with Mara Santino and Ryan Daly who both were at Kazarian/Spencer & Associates at that time. Routh was chosen for the role of Superman following an exhaustive search that spanned the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Thousands of candidates were interviewed before the final selection was made.  

Catch Brandon tonight on Arrow on the CW!




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

IMTA Alum Olivia Stuck in Kirby Buckets!


IMTA Alum Olivia Stuck stars as Dawn in Disney XD's newest series Kirby Buckets!  The show premiered yesterday and will air again several times this week!   Olivia competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 2008 with Starbound Entertainment Group.  Olivia also plays Missy Bradford in Girl Meets World!

Monday, October 20, 2014

IMTA Alum Adrianne Palicki on Agents of SHIELD!




Be sure to tune in Tuesday night to Agents of SHIELD.  IMTA Alum Adrianne Palicki is going to have prominent role as Bobbi Morse and Mockingbird! Adrianne first made news when she competed at IMTA in 2001 with Starbound Entertainment Group! She attracted lots of agency and manager attention from her outstanding performances in her IMTA modeling and acting competitions. In an interview with the IMTA Video Crew, she said, "It was amazing. I love IMTA! I'm so sad it's over."

Adrianne Palicki, IMTA 2001 Runway Competition

Friday, October 17, 2014

IMTA Alum Elijah Wood in Set Fire to the Stars!



The UK trailer for IMTA Alum Elijah Wood's newest film Set Fire to the Stars was just released! The film is based on a true story about the incredibly popular poet Dylan Thomas.  Elijah plays a fellow poet in charge of Dylan Thomas on his first visit to New York at the height of his fame in the 1950's.

Elijah first showed his star potential at IMTA in 1989 when he caught the eye of the famed superagent Al Onorato.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An Update from IMTA Alum Americus Abesamis!

We just heard from IMTA Alum Americus Abesamis with an update!

"I just wanted to give you an update of my recent gigs during this past summer and in the last few weeks. I recently appeared in the summer cop comedy film "Let's Be Cops" starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson from the TV series "New Girl". I have made appearances for the reality competition "Skin Wars" for GSN and "Epic Meal Empire" for fyi channel. Currently, I have two commercials running for Dos Equis and AT&T Samsung S5 Active. I have print ad for Speedo Footwear. In August, I booked a recurring cop role on the TV series "Bosch" for Amazon TV. In the few weeks, I booked co-starring roles on NBC series "A to Z" and CBS upcoming series "The McCarthys". In my 9th year, I am currently scaring people at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights.

In Sumo news, the 2014 US Sumo Open will air on Universal Sports Network tonight in which I recently competed against with some of the toughest international sumo wrestlers.

It has been a busy year so far...

I competed at IMTA with Tomorrow Talent-NY in Los Angeles and New York in 1999 and again in Los Angeles in 2000. I am managed by TalentInk LA/NY/Chi and represented by The Ward Agency(Th), ATA(C), and California Sumo Association(Sumo).

Americus Abesamis
IMTA Alumni"

Thanks Americus for the amazing update!  We are so proud of you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IMTA Alum Riley Smith in The Messengers!


IMTA Alum Riley Smith will join The Messengers, one of the CW’s midseason shows!  According to Entertainment Weekly, Riley, "will play Vincent’s brother, Mark Plowman. Mark is described as 'a quiet, salt of the earth type of man you’d expect to find walking the fields, not sitting in the boardroom of a powerful farming business. But as a family man, his heart is usually in the right place—especially when it comes to pioneering new ways to feed the world. But the shadow cast by his charismatic and outgoing younger brother has planted some deep resentment along the way that may destroy a lot more than the next harvest.'”

Riley competed at IMTA in 1997 and won Junior Male Model of the Year.  Riley is a very accomplished actor and musician.  Riley most recently played a vampire on the final season of True Blood.

The Messengers will premiere in 2015 on the CW!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IMTA Alum Model Paul Corona for Versace Jeans!


IMTA Alum model Paul Corona is in this gorgeous international ad for Versace Jeans! Paul competed at IMTA in New York in 2013 with Models Melange, Tucson, AZ.   Paul signed with New York Models and LA Models!


Monday, October 13, 2014

IMTA Alum Mackenzie Coffman- Billboard Magazine and MTV News!



IMTA Alum Mackenzie Coffman's video to Taylor Swift's hit Shake It Off is a YouTube sensation!   Taylor tweeted about Mackenzie's video and said, "Just smiled so big as I watched this girl joyously dance-bomb a Whole Foods like a champion."  After Taylor's attention, MTV News and Billboard Magazine news featured Mackenzie!!!  Mackenzie's video has over 800,000 views!

Mackenzie competed at IMTA with the legendary Barbizon Southwest.  She's one of their many success stories!   Congratulations to Mackenzie and Barbizon Southwest!  We are excited for all of you and for the exciting things to come!

IMTA Alum Katie Holmes to reprise her role as Jackie Kennedy!


Katie Holmes will star again as Jackie Kennedy Role in After Camelot Miniseries for Reelz! According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Holmes, who starred in The Kennedys, will reprise her role in the new mini and also direct one of the four episodes in addition to executive producing."

Katie competed at IMTA in 1993 and 1995.   Here's an excerpt from a letter Katie wrote us shortly after her career got started:

On July 23, 1995 my life changed. This particular Sunday, evening, I found myself in the New York Hilton for the International Modeling and Talent Association convention. I was sitting in one of the ballrooms reciting a monologue in front of about 50 other contestants, as well as Al Onorato, David Guillod and Bobby Moresco, the men who were conducting this seminar on "Prepare to Compete". After I had finished, Al and Bobby offered some direction and had me alter it a little. I used my nervous anxiety to help me become more intense and, following my second performance, I felt elated. It was clear to me that something very special occurred in that ballroom that evening.

Friday, October 10, 2014

IMTA Alum Elizabeth White for Google Android!


IMTA Alum Elizabeth White landed a principal role for Google Android!  Elizabeth competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2013 with Deborah Maddox Agency.

Congratulations Elizabeth! We are so proud of you!

IMTA Alum Tajsha Jordan for Ray-Ban!


IMTA Alum Tajsha Jordan landed a principal role for print and commercial campaign for Ray-Ban! Tajsha competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2013 with Deborah Maddox Agency.

IMTA Alum Laurie Barrows signs with MMG!




IMTA Alum Laurie Barrows from Karon Shea Model Management has signed with MMG New
York/LA!  Laurie competed at IMTA New York 2014.

Congratulations Laurie!  We are so proud of you!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

IMTA Alum Taryn Gaston Update!



IMTA Alum Taryn Gaston competed at IMTA with Excel Models and Talent of Little Rock, AR.   Taryn signed with CESD for print and commercials and TRUE Models for fit!!! She just booked her first runway show (photos with a pink ponytail are from the show). Other photos are by Ben Moody Photography and Daniel Moody Photos.