Tuesday, May 26, 2015

IMTA Alum Amy Acker at Comic Con!

IMTA Alum Amy Acker appeared at Denver Comic Con!  She was part of a panel discussing the roles of women in the entertainment industry.  The panel also included Lindsay Wagner from The Bionic Woman and Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones.

Amy competed at IMTA in the 90's and has been a working actress ever since.  She stars as Root on Person of Interest.  She has also starred on Angel, Grimm, Dollhouse, Happy Town,
and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

IMTA Alum Jordan Spark in Aero at the Cannes Film Festival!

"AERO" Trailer from Arturo Vargas on Vimeo.

IMTA NY 2014 Alum and Overall Actor Winner, Jordan Spark stars in the lead role as Aero in the Sci-Fi Feature Film of the same name, Aero. The film has made its way to the Cannes Film Festival!
Jordan competed at IMTA with Network International.  Here are some "behind the scenes" photos and the official trailer!

Friday, May 22, 2015

IMTA Alum Vivian Jovanni Books Lead Contract Role!

IMTA Alum Vivian Jovanni booked a lead on a long running, Emmy-winning daytime series! Vivian competed at IMTA in LA in 2013 where she was named Female Fitness Model of the Year.  Vivian competed at IMTA with Neal Hamil Centre of Houston, TX.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

IMTA Alum Aaron Paul to star in The Parts You Lose

IMTA Alum Aaron Paul will star in the drama feature film The Parts You Lose.  The film will be directed by Oscar-nominated Dutch filmmaker Paula van der Oest.  Aaron competed at IMTA in 1997.  Here is an excerpt from an article in 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."

According to The Wrap.com , "The Parts You Lose centers on Wesley, an 8-year-old hearing-impaired boy who encounters an injured and potentially dangerous fugitive in his small North Dakota town. The two form an unlikely friendship and Wesley finds an unexpected refuge from the troubles of his home and school life."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

IMTA Alum Seann William Scott to star in Goon 2!

IMTA Alum Seann William Scott will star in the sequel to Goon! He will reprise his role as Doug "The Thug" Glatt in the hockey comedy. The film is scheduled to start production next month in Toronto, Canada.   Seann is an alum of the 1995 IMTA Convention in Los Angeles where he competed with the Caryn International group from Minneapolis, MN.  He is well known for his role as Stifler in the American Pie films.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

IMTA Alum Jerry Ferrara Will Guest-Star on WWE's Raw!

IMTA Alum Jerry Ferrara will be starring in the Entourage movie, one of the summer's most-anticipated films.  To help promote the film, WWE has invited four stars from the film to appear on Raw on May 25th and Jerry Ferrara will be one of the guest-stars!  Jerry tweeted

Jerry competed at IMTA in 2000 where he met and signed with an agent who encouraged him to move to LA where he landed the comedy King Of Queens.  Jerry played the role of Turtle for eight seasons on the HBO hit Entourage.

Monday, May 18, 2015

IMTA Alum Ashley Greene as Joan Harris in Mad Men Live Read!

IMTA Alum Ashley Greene shared on her Instagram account last night, "So excited to be a part of the Jason Reitman Mad Men Live Read tonight in the role of Joan."  They performed a stage reading of the Season 1 finale in tribute to Mad Men airing their last episode.  The cast included Fred Savage as Pete Campbell, Colin Hanks as Don Draper and Ashley Greene as Joan Harris. AMC and Film Independent organized the event and a screening of the series finale followed the read.

Ashley is an alum of the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention. She competed at IMTA in 2004, when she said,"I'm so thankful I got the opportunity to be here at IMTA because there are so many people and so many opportunities. I want to come back to IMTA even if do I make something big of it. I definitely want to come back, it was a lot of fun!"

Friday, May 15, 2015

IMTA Alum Dylan Garza in Pretty Little Liars!

Great news about IMTA Alum Dylan Garza!  He has booked a role on ABC Family's hit Pretty Little Liars!  Dylan competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2014 with Markson Dawe Talent.  He signed with TalentINK L.A., Chicago, New York and Momentum Talent Agency.  He recently appeared on a skit for The Conan O'Brien Show on TBS Network, he graced the set of Teachers on TV Land, and appeared on Criminal Minds!

Congratulations Dylan! We are so happy for you!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

IMTA Alum Zach Roerig in Tonight's Season Finale of The Vampire Diaries!

IMTA Alum Zach Roerig stars as Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries tonight! Please be sure to tune in or set your DVR for the Season Finale of The Vampire Diaries. It is a very special season finale where the characters will say goodbye to Elena because it is Nina Dobrov's last episode.

Zach competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 2003 where he met and signed with the late Thomas Harding Jones and Ford Models.  He has starred in One Life to Live, Friday Night Lights and True Life.  He has starred on The Vampire Diaries since 2009.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

IMTA Alum Americus Abesamis on Conan!

IMTA Alum Americus Abesamis appeared on Conan in the skit Endangered Humans!  He played a Samoan man who is not a lineman in the NFL in the very funny skit.

Americus competed at IMTA in Los Angeles and New York in 1999 and again in Los Angeles in 2000.  He is managed by TalentInk LA/NY/Chi and represented by The Ward Agency(Th), ATA(C), and California Sumo Association(Sumo).

Congratulations Americus!  You were so funny in the skit and we loved seeing you on Conan!