That IMTA Blog

The ultimate modeling, acting, dancing and singing event of the year. Many of the celebrities you know and love were discovered right here at IMTA. Here at That IMTA Blog, we'll give you all the news and inside scoops on our alumni's success as they continue to work hard at pursuing their dreams.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

IMTA Alum Katie Holmes shines on the cover of Modern Luxury - Angeleno! It's the December 2016 issue and the cover reads "The World's Most Famous Girl Next Door Goes For It All!"

Katie competed at IMTA in 1993 & 1995 with Margaret O'Brien's/SB Entertainment Group.  Katie said,"Let's just say a girl from Toledo, Ohio wouldn't end up cast in a Hollywood movie if it weren't for IMTA!"

Congratulations Katie! You look amazing!
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IMTA Alum Micah Fidler is on the cover of Peninsula Style! It is the fashion insert inside the San Mateo Journal. Micah competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2012 with IMD Models where she won Model of the Year for her division.

Congratulations Micah! We are so proud of you!
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Hello December ❤️🎁🌲! IMTA Alum Belle for Sally Beauty! Belle competed at IMTA in 2012 with Diane Dick Modeling and Talent Agency.

"At IMTA 2012 I competed in acting and modeling as one of the handful of plus size, or curve, models. I placed within the top 5 in both Make-Up and Theatrical Headshot. I received 9 callbacks from IMTA, all from fabulous agencies. Since IMTA, I have signed with Kim Dawson in Dallas and Wilhelmina Los Angeles. My roster of clients includes Belk and JCPenney; I was also featured on The Queen Latifah Show and the spring issue of Darling Magazine. Attending IMTA 2012 was the best week of my life (thus far)! I made many great contacts that I carry with me to this day and I am eternally grateful for the opportunities I received through IMTA as well as the chance to compete."
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Hey Kool-Aid!! IMTA Alum Parker Hix booked his first national commercial! Parker attended IMTA LA 2016 with Deborah Maddox Agency and signed with The Firm Los Angeles Model and Talent. Parker was the winner of Commercial Print and TV Real People and was First Runner-up in Fashion Print/Runway and Monologues for his Divisions.

Congratulations Parker!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

IMTA Alum Graham Rogers has been cast in Showtime's upcoming comedy SMILF! He will guest-star as David, an eager film student who won a competition to direct a PSA. Graham competed at IMTA with Main Line Models and Talent in 2009.

Congratulations Graham! We are so proud of you!

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IMTA Alum Madison Iseman is on location now in Atlanta and Nashville to film Season 2 of Still the King! Madison plays the teenage daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus' character. From, "'The success of Still The King is a wonderful start for our move into scripted programming,' said Jayson Dinsmore, EVP of development for CMT. 'Both charming and irreverent, this series is like nothing else on television and we can’t wait to continue the journey.'"
Here is a very sweet message Madison sent us a few months after she competed at IMTA:
It's Madison Iseman. I competed this year in IMTA LA 2013 and won 'Junior Miss Actor of the Year' and 'Most Sought After Actor'. I wanted to tell you I had the absolute BEST experience of my life. I had a blast. I just wanted to give an update that I'm now living in LA and signed with Momentum Talent Agency and Zero Gravity Management and couldn't be happier. I will keep you guys updated with successes to come. Couldn't have gotten to where I am and I am so blessed. I would recommend IMTA to anyone who dreams of continuing a career in the entertainment industry. I can't wait to come back and maybe pass out awards at IMTA and make others feel on top of the world like I did at that moment. Thank you for EVERYTHING!!

Congratulations Madison! We are so proud of you!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IMTA Alum Nate Hill for Gap! Nate competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2012 with Barbizon Chique. Nate was awarded IMTA Junior Male Model of the Year.

Congratulations Nate! We are so proud of you!

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You have got to hear this gorgeous version of Let It Snow! IMTA Alum Skyler Stecker teamed up with Tyler Ward for an amazing cover of one of the holiday season's best songs.
Skylar competed at IMTA with The Rock Agency from Madison, WI in 2012 where she was awarded Singing Winner and Most Sought Female Talent of the Year! Skylar is signed with the Interscope/Cherrytree label. Skylar also returned to IMTA in 2014 to perform and sang Bruno Mars' Treasure which was a highlight of the week!

Congratulations Skylar!  

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Monday, November 28, 2016

IMTA Alum DeVore Ledridge stars on Bizaardvark on the Disney Channel! She plays Amelia Duckworth on the show which airs on Sunday's and Wednesday's! DeVore competed at IMTA in January of 2013 with Images Model and Talent Agency, Lexington, KY.
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IMTA Alum Ava Castro is in a national Ford Commercial! Ava competed at IMTA in LA 2016 with Southwest Model & Talent. She is currently signed with Bridges Entertainment, Robin Nassif of Media Artists Group, Los Angeles and Donna Baldwin.  Ava is in the orange vest around :13 in the commercial.  Congratulations Ava! We are so proud of you!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

IMTA Alum Jill Wagner is hosting an all-new Handcrafted America airing tonight on INSP TV. In tonight's episode, Jill will introduce artisan makers of old-fashioned wood pianos from Maine, custom cowboy hats from Arizona and authentic 1800's tin coffee pots from Wisconsin. Jill is in her second season of hosting Handcrafted America which celebrates time-honored crafts.
Jill competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2001 with Barbizon A-List of Raleigh, NC and was awarded IMTA Model of the Year.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

IMTA Alum Pamela Brown is the network's Justice correspondent covering law enforcement, as well as issues related to the Department of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court! Pamela was showcased at IMTA with Images Model & Talent Agency of Lexington, KY. She was a top print and TV Commercial winner at IMTA.
Pamela joined CNN in 2013 and has covered many of the top news stories for the network. IMTA is such an amazing way to develop your skills, improve your confidence and find out where you fit into the industry! Once you compete at IMTA, you can do anything!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

IMTA Alum Garrett Wareing is starring in the new feature film Puberty! The film also stars Abbie Cornish and Dylan Gelula. According to, "Wareing is portraying a teenage boy with a violent past who is haunted by dark visions and enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering. He undergoes treatment, installing therapeutic implants into his body — but discovers that purity of mind is not exactly what he’d imagined."

Garrett competed at IMTA in L.A. 2013 where he was awarded Male Pre-Teen Model of the Year!

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IMTA Alum Ben Schreen stars as Richard in CW Seed's new series How to be a Vampire! Several episodes are now streaming on the free @cwseed app or on Ben competed at IMTA New York 2012 with Creation Mother Management, Cedar Rapids, IA. He was awarded IMTA Male Model of the Year, IMTA Most Sought Male Talent of the Year and IMTA Most Sought Male Model of the Year.
Congratulations Ben! We are so proud of you.
Ben Schreen Runway Competition IMTA New York, 2012

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Pictured above is Brenda Song's headshot from the IMTA Program Book from when she competed at IMTA in New York in 1992! The IMTA Program Book is given to every agent, manager and casting director in attendance who use the book while they are scouting for new talent and models at IMTA, the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention.

Brenda started her career at IMTA when she was just four years old and since then, she has become a huge star! She starred in Disney's Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Suite Life on Deck where she played London Tipton. She starred in the series Dads, guest-starred on the series Life in Pieces and had recurring roles on New Girl, Scandal and Phil of the Future. You can see her now starring as Angie Cheng in CBS' new primetime series Pure Genius on Thursday nights!

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IMTA Alum Taylor Greene is featured in American Eagle's Now Trending in Denim! She is on their website and their Instagram.Taylor competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2012 with Diane Dick Legends. IMTA was pleased to welcome Taylor back to IMTA as a VIP Presenter on stage for IMTA New York 2016 Awards Night.
Taylor Greene from American Eagle's Instagram

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Friday, November 18, 2016

IMTA Alum Angela DiMarco is starring in the feature film Paralytic. The film premiered at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival. Angela and her husband David S. Hogan both star in the film, directed by Joey Johnson. Angela and David will headline the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Tin Theater in Washington. The Burien Film Office Happy Hour is a film education and networking event. Angela competed at IMTA after college and was awarded best Comedy Monologue.

Congratulations Angela! We are so proud of you!
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