Tuesday, July 29, 2014

IMTA Alum Nicos Christou in Run the Tide!



IMTA Alum Nicos Christou is starring in a feature film with Taylor Lautner!  They play brothers who are trying to run away from their difficult past to a happier future in Soham Mehta 's Run the Tide.
Nicos competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2012 with Fogg Management and was awarded IMTA Child Actor of the Year! Nicos is represented by Mara Santino and Coast to Coast.

Congratulations Nicos!  We are so proud of you and can't wait to see your amazing film!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photos from IMTA NY 2014 Available Now!

Photos are now available for viewing and purchase of the IMTA New York 2014 Convention. Find your favorites online now at:
http://www.imta.smugmug.com/other .


Sunday, July 20, 2014

IMTA's Master of Ceremonies Drew Kenney!


IMTA's Master of Ceremonies will be celebrity Drew Kenney from The Bachelorette! The first big event today will be IMTA Contestant Orientation!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Future IMTA Contestant and YouTube Celebrity Stephanie


The IMTA guest post today is a video by future NY14 IMTA Contestant Stephanie (the YouTube celebrity stunnerbabe15) who is posting about her upcoming IMTA experience.  Stephanie is sharing the favorite makeup products she is packing for the Convention week.
To see more of Stephanie's awesome videos, including great beauty and makeup tips, please subscribe to her YouTube channel. Stephanie is planning another video about IMTA preparations including what she is packing for her competitions so please be sure to follow her.  You can also find her on:
@stunnerbabe15 on twitter and @stunnerbabe15 on instagram! Her vlog channel is SincerelyStephanie on YouTube.

We are looking forward to seeing Stephanie and all of the IMTA Contestants in New York soon!  Best wishes to everyone!

Friday, July 18, 2014

IMTA NY 2014 Contestants!!


ATTENTION!!! IMTA New York 2014 Contestants
Be sure to stop by the IMTA Photo Booth on the 3rd Floor of the New York Hilton.
All photos and Grand Ballroom events can be viewed and purchased at www.imta.smugmug.com/other

Make sure to look for your contestant number at the booth to find all your shots.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

5 IMTA Alum Models with Karen Lee Group!


Alexandra Pungitore, Zella Christenson, Alex Thompson, Crandall Hinton and Sophia Rothman are five girls that Karen Lee Group scouted and now manages from past IMTA Conventions.   All five girls are placed with agencies.
Alexandra with KLG and Wilhelmina
Alex with KLG and Factor

Crandall wiith KLG and Factor

Sophia wiht KLG and New York Models 

Zella with KLG and Trump Model Management

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

IMTA Alum Katie Leclerc on the Cover of Regard Magazine!



IMTA Alum Katie Leclerc is on the cover of Regard Magazine! She shares the cover with Vanessa Marano, her Switched at Birth co-star. In an interview with IMTA, Katie said " Because of IMTA, I got an agent, I got a manager. My entire family has gotten involved in the industry because of IMTA. It's one of the most positive environments I have ever been in." Katie is gorgeous in the magazine and she has a great interview inside too! Please be sure to take a look!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Future IMTA Contestant and YouTube Celebrity Stephanie Discusses Rehearsing and Headshots!



Our guest video today is by future NY14 IMTA Contestant Stephanie (the YouTube celebrity stunnerbabe15) who is posting about her upcoming IMTA experience.  Stephanie is sharing her experiences and some of what she has learned getting ready for IMTA.  Specifically, she covers how she rehearses and headshots.

To see more of Stephanie's awesome videos, including great beauty and makeup tips, please subscribe to her YouTube channel. Stephanie is planning another video about IMTA preparations including what she is packing for her competitions so please be sure to follow her.  You can also find her on:
@stunnerbabe15 on twitter and @stunnerbabe15 on instagram! Her vlog channel is SincerelyStephanie on YouTube.


Friday, July 11, 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. Try ThermaCare's moisturizing hair wrap or Pantene's Deep Treatment Hair 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 crossfit 
-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 New York soon!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

IMTA Alum Shae Smolik's National Tide Commercial!



Photo by Ben Easter
IMTA Alum Shae Smolik is in a national Tide Commercial.  Shae competed at IMTA in L.A. in January of 2014 with The Peak Agency.   She signed with Debralynn Findon of Discover Management and signed with Commercial Talent.

Shae won IMTA TV Real People and received Honorable Mention for Child Actor of the Year and Honorable Mention for Child Model of the Year!