Friday, August 29, 2014

IMTA Alum Eva Longoria on the Cover of Latina!

Check out this amazing cover of IMTA Alum Eva Longoria on the October issue of Latina! Eva competed at IMTA in 1998 and had 38 callbacks from agents and mangers who wanted to represent her!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

IMTA Alum Aaron Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight!

Three-Time Emmy Award winner and IMTA Alum Aaron Paul is scheduled to appear on Thursday as Jimmy's guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! We've been working with the producers and there just might be an IMTA surprise! Please tune in to see his appearance and the interview.

IMTA Search - Worcester MA!

Karon Shea Model Management
Worcester, MA

IMTA Search for LA15
Sept 7th, 1:00pm
Audition are by appointment only.

Call (508) 755-0662

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

IMTA Alum Elias Harger for Otterbox!

Check out these great shots of IMTA Alum Elias Harger for Otterbox! Elias won Child Actor of the Year IMTA LA 2014! Elias competed at IMTA with Fogg Management, Denver, CO.

Congratulations Elias! We are so proud of you!

IMTA NY 2014 Contestant Emilie signs with LA Models, DreamScope Entertainment and IMG Models Worldwide!

One of our IMTA NY 2014 Contestant's Mom has shared a great comment about IMTA and our IMTA Member Pro-Model & Talent!
Alyce Waters: "We are so excited to be living out Emilie's dreams of becoming a model and actress! And it is all because of Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. and their awesome support at IMTA!! When they say it can be life changing, it is not an exaggeration or a ploy to sell a product. We were in NYC one month ago and now we are in LA. Em is signed with LA Models and has the best manager ever, Julie Abrams of DreamScope Entertainment! We will also be heading back to NYC in the spring, as Emilie also signed with IMG Models Worldwide ! Dreams really can come true if you take the first step. Thanks Mary F Sklamba, Katie Middendorf, and the whole PMTM staff for making it all possible!!"

Thank you so much Ms. Waters for sharing what IMTA and Pro-Model & Talent has done for Emilie! We are very excited to see Emilie's career progress! Best wishes always from all of us at IMTA

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Contract Signings for Four IMTA Contestants from John Casablancas of Connecticut!

Joanna Tobiasz
Stanley Geter

Great news from John Casablancas of Connecticut!  Four of their IMTA NY 2014 Contestants have signed contracts already!

Joanna Tobiasz signed a contract with New York Models!

Stanley Geter signed a contract with both BMG and TRUE!

Hope Netolicky signed a contract with MMG!

Bridget Wood signed a contract with MMG!

Congratulations!  We are so excited for you!
Hope Netolicky
Bridget Wood

Monday, August 25, 2014

IMTA Alum Mackenzie Wright for Nicole Miller NYC!

IMTA LA 2014 Alum Mackenzie Wright (on the right) modeling for Nicole Miller this am in NYC! Mackenzie is interning and modeling for Nicole Miller in New York City!

IMTA Alum Aaron Paul and the Emmy Awards!

IMTA Alum Aaron Paul is nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series!  His series Breaking Bad and some of his co-stars are also nominated for the final season of their hit series.  Aaron has been awarded two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad.  

Aaron competed 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."

Be sure to watch The 66th Emmy Awards tonight on NBC!

Friday, August 22, 2014

IMTA Alum Jessica Biel Guest-Starring on New Girl!

IMTA Alum Jessica Biel will be guest-starring in the upcoming fourth season of New Girl with Zooey Deschanel according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Jessica Biel will play "the hottest scientist in the world" and a rival wedding guest to Zooey Deschanel's character!
New Girl returns to FOX on Sept. 16, 2014.

Jessica Biel amazed all of us at IMTA in 1994 when her beauty, acting potential and singing and dancing abilities caught the attention of the agents, managers and casting directors who attend every IMTA Convention looking for new faces to represent. Jessica gave an exclusive interview to us in 1998 after starring in the hit WB television series 7th Heaven. You can read the entire archived interview here!

Here's an excerpt from that interview:
How has your life changed since you attended the IMTA Convention?
Jessica: I went from amateur to professional actress thanks to my personal manager Diane Hardin and my agent Jeff Morrone who I met at the IMTA Convention.

Would you recommend attending an IMTA Convention to other aspiring young actors and models?
Jessica: Definitely! You will meet people who can change your life and make your dreams come true!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

IMTA Alum Eva Longoria on Brooklyn Nine Nine!

IMTA Alum Eva Longoria will be a guest-star on the Fox Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine!
Here's an excerpt from Entertainment Tonight: Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria will soon be making her way to the courthouse on the hit FOX comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Longoria, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on Housewives, is set to play a defense attorney named Sophia, who clashes with Andy Samberg's character Detective Jake Peralta, the network confirmed.

The 39-year-old actress will appear for a three-episode arc set to begin sometime in November. She is one of a number of guest stars set to appear in season 2. Kyra Sedgwick, Terrell Owens, Patton Oswalt and Jenny Slate will also be appearing during the early episodes.

Eva competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 1998 where she had 38 callbacks from agents and managers who wanted to represent her!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IMTA Alum Jerry Ferrara's Bad 4 Business!

IMTA Alum Jerry Ferrara has a podcast called Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara!  You can read all about his interview and sports show on The Huffington Post.  He will also be in the feature film followup to Entourage! Jerry competed at IMTA with Tomorrow Talent in 2000.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Letter from Model Alisa Forslund!

We recently heard from one of our IMTA NY 2014 Contestants:
Thank you very much for the great opportunity. IMTA was well organized. I had a wonderful week and I made many new friends. I got a great contract with a model agency and now I know what profession want to have.

Best regards,
Alisa Forslund
And my parents
Pariss Models, Finland

Thank you Alisa, we are so happy you had a great experience and 
we can't wait to hear about your new career as a model!

Monday, August 18, 2014

IMTA Alum Model Connie Barna!

Photo by Lori Smith
One of our IMTA NY 2014 Contestants got some great press! Model Connie Barna is featured in the Bucks County Courier Times!  In the article, Connie said, "I was in my glory...With the runway, they announce your number, they turn off the lights,” she said. “They have three gigantic photos of you in different poses. You have time to get to the center point of the stage. You do your walk all the way down to the end of the runway.”  Connie won five awards at IMTA.  Her IMTA Director, Mindy Sills of John Robert Powers - Philadelphia said she arranged a meeting with an agent for Connie and, "He absolutely adored her,” said Sills. “She’ll be great for pharmaceutical ads, print ads, things like that. They love that hair (as well as) that beautiful personality.”

Congratulations to Ms. Barna and Ms. Sills for the wonderful article!  
Please check it out for more details and more gorgeous photos of Connie Barna!