Friday, February 27, 2015

IMTA Alum Elijah Wood in The Trust!

IMTA Alum Elijah Wood will star with Nicholas Cage in the cop thriller The Trust!  Elijah got his start at IMTA in 1989 and has gone on to star in over 40 feature films.  At IMTA, Elijah met and signed with the legendary Al Onorato, who got Elijah's career started.  Mr. Onorato was recently celebrated at IMTA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  He received a standing ovation for his contributions to the industry and IMTA. Mr. Onorato was integral in starting the careers of IMTA superstars and Alums, including Elijah Wood and Katie Holmes, among hundreds of others.

The Trust sounds like a great movie! According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Cage and Wood will play two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe while working in the evidence unit of the police department. When they try to abscond with the contents, they are faced with even more corruption that leaves them fighting for their lives and questioning their every move." The Trust is filming now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is set for an October, 2015 release.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

IMTA Alum Haley Bennett in The Magnificent Seven!

Exciting news for IMTA Alum Haley Bennett!  She will be the female lead in the remake of The Magnificent Seven! Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt are also part of the cast!  Haley competed at IMTA in New York in 2001 with Pro-Model & Talent Management.  “I definitely would have not been at this point and had this much background and confidence if it were not for my IMTA experience years ago. The training and interest was essential for the beginning stages of the construction for the backbone of my career and future.” –Haley Bennett in an interview with the IMTA Video Crew when she returned as a presenter for IMTA Awards Night.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

IMTA Alum Eva Longoria Named 2015 Artist of the Year!

IMTA Alum Eva Longoria has been named 2015 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation. It is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

Eva competed at IMTA in 1998 and wowed all the agents and managers scouting at IMTA. She received 38 callbacks from representatives who wanted to sign her! She signed with a manager she had met at the convention and went on to star in the hugely popular TV show Desperate Housewives.

Congratulations Eva!  We are so proud of you!

Monday, February 23, 2015

IMTA Alum Colin Bowman for Target!

IMTA Alum Colin Bowman for Target! Colin competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2014 with Fogg Management.  He was IMTA Male Model of the Year and 1st RU Most Sought Male Model.  Colin has also appeared in Darling Magazine, featured below.

Congratulations Colin!  We are so proud of you!

Friday, February 20, 2015

IMTA and PMTM Alum Duncan Anderson's So This is L.A.!

IMTA Alum Duncan Anderson started an amazing YouTube Channel So This is L.A.! The premiere episode debuted today! On the channel, Duncan video blogs his experiences as a unique young actor in L.A.!  Duncan competed at IMTA with PMTM in New York in 2013, signed with agents and managers, and moved to L.A. to start his career as an actor.  He has appeared in a national Nerf commercial, a national Honda commercial, YouTube series and starred as Johnny Cade in Phantom Projects Theatre Group's production of The Outsider's.

Please be sure to like the video and subscribe to Duncan's channel so you don't miss 
an episode of this great new YouTube series!

Special thanks to Duncan Anderson, The Anderson Family, Pro-Model and Talent Management, and the entire creative team behind this outstanding look into the life of a young actor in L.A.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

IMTA Alum Steven Nguyen!

IMTA Alum Steven Nguyen is on fire!  He has appeared in a wallet company campaign and a magazine spread in Bods magazine.  He was also in a national print ad for Canadian AIDS society and has received international press!  Here is a link to the article that appeared in the Vietnamese press!  He has signed with Plaza 7 Talent and TalentINK!  Steven competed at IMTA in 2013 with Geoffrey Chapman Model & Talent Agency.   Below, you can see Steven's demo reel!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

IMTA Latest Success Stories Video!

Our latest success stories video is now on our YouTube Channel!  This video premiered before Overview during our January, 2015 IMTA event in Los Angeles.  It's amazing to see all the models, actors, singers, dancers and songwriters who got their start at an IMTA Convention!

Please subscribe to our channel and like the video!

Friday, February 13, 2015

IMTA Alum Alyson Stoner's Missy Elliott Video Gets Five Million Views in One Day!

Yesterday, IMTA Alum Alyson Stoner released a Missy Elliott tribute video. Within hours, Buzzfeed, PopSugar and Missy Elliott herself were all sharing it on their sites and social media. Soon after, it was featured on Glamour Magazine's site, Entertainment Tonight, ABC News and Time magazine!  And the video itself has more than five million views! Alyson also became a facebook trending topic! Way to go Alyson!  Your video is so entertaining and your dancing is amazing.  We are so proud of you!

Alyson competed at IMTA in 2000 with Margaret O'Brien's/Starbound Entertainment Group.  She has been the co-host of Mike's Super Short Show as well as in the Cheaper by the Dozen and Step Up movies.  And clearly her love of dance has continued on!

Congratulations Alyson for creating the best viral video of 2015 on YouTube! You continue to amaze us with your talents and beauty, inside and out!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

IMTA Alum Agnes Bruckner in Once Upon a Time!

IMTA Alum Agnes Bruckner will star in a three episode arc on ABC's Once Upon a Time!  Agnes competed at IMTA in 1995. She was just nine years old when she competed and she won IMTA Child Model of the Year!  Agnes starred as Anna Nicole Smith in the Lifetime biopic Anna Nicole.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Once comes at a busy time for the actress, who also has a co-starring role on A&E's upcoming Carlton Cuse remake of French thriller The Returned, which bows March 9."

Very exciting news for Agnes!  Can't wait to see her in these projects!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IMTA Alum Katie Holmes for Olay!

IMTA Alum Katie Holmes is the first ever global brand ambassador for Olay. Here is one of the latest Olay videos of Katie where you can see her red carpet look. Katie competed at IMTA in 1993 & 1995 with Margaret O'Brien/ SB Entertainment Group (Starbound NYC) .