Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Join the IMTA LA 16 Countdown Program!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

IMTA Alum Taylor Greene for Lilly Finch!

IMTA Alum Taylor Greene is on the new Lilly Finch website! Taylor competed at IMTA in L.A. in 2012 with Diane Dick Legends.  She is signed with Wallflower Management in Dallas, New York Models in New York, L.A. Models in Los Angeles, and NEXT in Miami.

Congratulations Taylor!  We are so proud of you!

Friday, November 20, 2015

IMTA Alum Madison Iseman in Still The King!

IMTA Alum Madison Iseman is joining the ensemble cast of CMT's new comedy Still The King starring Billy Ray Cyrus! Madison will play Cyrus' character's teenage daughter.  Madison competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 2013 and was awarded Actor of the Year for her division.
Here is an awesome 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!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

IMTA Alum Leanna Embrey for Harper's Bazaar Kazakhstan!

Amazing tears of IMTA Alum Leanna Embrey for Harper's Bazaar Kazakhstan! Leanna competed at IMTA in New York in July with IMD of Medford, OR. Leanna is with Wilhelmina Models!

Congratulations Leanna! We are so proud of you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

IMTA Alum Ryan Zweers! An Update and a Parent's Perspective on IMTA!

We recently heard from Ryan Zweers and his mom Krista Zweers who were at IMTA NY 2015 in July. They came to IMTA with Seattle Talent.  Ryan signed with CESD Talent and Margo Menzel at Primary Wave Entertainment! Ms. Zweers wrote us an amazing letter that we wanted to share:

First, I want to say how much we loved the whole IMTA NY 2015 experience. My son Ryan Zweers came there with the awesome Seattle Talent Team! Everyone was so helpful, professional, courteous and full of positive energy. It was much more of a wonderful experience we imagined it to be. As a parent I had no idea the energy and excitement we would get from it and not only did my son connect and make friends with so many young and older people there but so did I. My son Ryan Zweers ended up getting the Most Sought After Male Actor, Male Junior Actor of the Year and Male Junior Model Honorable Mention. He had 30 call backs, three 1st place categories as well as top 5 in many talent and model categories. We both were overwhelmed in an excited way as we did not expect he'd do so well...

We met with several agents and managers on the last day but waited to decide on one until we took a week off to be in LA to meet everyone again. In LA, Ryan was able to audition with and meet Disney and Nickelodeon executives and a few other big network casting managers. Everyone received him very well and really liked his look and his personality saying he's like a 30 year old in a kid's body. After a week in LA, we finally chose an incredible agent and manager, CESD Talent and Margo Menzel at Primary Wave Entertainment who have been supplying Ryan with many huge audition opportunities every week since August.

Sometimes we receive 3 auditions in one week. All of the auditions have been for lead roles in feature films, new Netflix series, Disney and Nickelodeon episodics. We have been blown away with the amount of confidence in Ryan by his agent and manager and he has been getting advice from different coaches, one who was at IMTA with Seattle Talent and others from LA to help him on self tape auditions from our Oregon home. He has even had a callback from a huge director for a feature film, has auditioned for a leading role in a movie with Gerard Butler and a recent audition on a feature film based on a Stephen King novel to be directed by Stephen King and Ron Howard and a few other big names. He is again this week self taping for 2 different and new Disney Episodics, a big Netflix series and a Dreamworks TV internet show. We together have learned quickly how to self tape from home and juggle school and life while trying to rehearse for big roles.

Our life has not totally changed but has become much busier and we love it but it's hard work too with many hour spent reading script sides and rehearsing everyday together and filming the scenes and then putting the scenes together in the tape with a title and submitting to our manager or coach for feedback and getting it off to the casting managers on time. Ryan and I will be spending two months in LA during February and March getting into the casting studios for live auditions if something doesn't happen sooner. Everyone has said that Ryan must be really lucky or talented to have such amazing script sides and lead roles sent to him daily/weekly and that our agent and manager must really believe in him.

We do feel so lucky and we feel that Seattle Talent and IMTA and his personality and hard work were the main contributors to his success so far. The manager and agent say it's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of when! We'd love it if you could get his picture up on the main IMTA page that he signed back in August with his agent and manager. Hopefully Ryan Zweers can be one of your IMTA alumni success stories in 2016 or in the future! Thanks again for a truly wonderful experience. We've already encouraged more families in our area to join Seattle Talent and continue forward to IMTA NY 2016 for an experience of a lifetime!
Thanks again! Krista and Ryan Zweers

Congratulations Ryan!  We are so proud of you!  Special thanks to Ms. Krista Zweers for taking the time to let us know about the IMTA experience from a parent's point of view!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

IMTA Alum Americus Abesamis on E! The Soup!

IMTA Alum Americus Abesamis recently appeared on E!'s The Soup! He played a security guard. Americus competed at IMTA in 1999 and 2000 and has been working ever since! He has had guest roles on The Sarah Silverman Show, In Case of Emergency, Monk, Bald, Strong Medicine, Let's Make a Deal, The Mentalist, Chuck, The Office and Richard III. He was in the movies 50 First Dates ,Pirates of the Caribbean, and Let's Be Cops  Americus also appeared in Katy Perry's music video hit Dark Horse!

Americus is represented by TalentInk LA/NY. Americus shared with us at IMTA the following: "I have been in the entertainment business for almost 20 years now. I started with the IMTA in 1999. IMTA honed my acting skills and learned the business of acting. I have worked in TV, film, commercials, music videos, and live events. I have traveled around the world and enjoyed working in front of the camera. More is yet to come..."

Congratulations Americus! We are so proud of you!

Monday, November 16, 2015

IMTA Member Pro Model and Talent Management Placements!

Congratulations to our IMTA Member Pro-Model and Talent of Akron, OH! They had outstanding results with their group that competed at IMTA New York, 2015!  Here are the Pro-Model and Talent placements from IMTA New York 2015:

Liam Donafee: Placed in LA with Discover Management and HRI.

Alyssa O’Leary: Placed with Angie’s Model and Talent.

Austin Brito: Placed with Brilliant Talent Management and HRI.

Kylie Dunsworth: Placed in LA with Discover Inc. Management and HRI.

Emily Zart: Placed in NYC with MMG.

Alivia Francis: Placed with HRI.

Rebecca Ciocca: Placed in LA with HRI.

Dennis Lekarev: Placed in LA with C.E.S.D. and Dreamscope Entertainment.

Giovanni Valenti: Placed in LA with Unified Management/ Al Onorato.

Karra Walaconis: Placed in NYC with MMG.

Garrett Nesselrode: Placed in NYC and Atlanta with MMG.

Jacob Slimak: Placed in NYC with MMG.  Jacob already booked a designer show. 

Jeremy Winter: Placed in LA with Hollywood Management Company.

Gabrielle LaJudice: Placed in LA with Landis-Simon Productions & Talent Management.

Congratulations to each of you!  We are so proud of all of you and we can't wait to see your accomplishments. Congratulations to Pro-Model and Talent Managment for these excellent results! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

IMTA Alum Tanner Stine in Wicked City!

IMTA Alum Tanner Stine has a major recurring role as bad boy Mitch in the ABC drama Wicked City opposite Ed Westwick! Tanner competed at IMTA LA 2013 with The Peak Agency from Des Moines, IA. He won IMTA Junior Male Actor of the Year and IMTA Junior Male Model of the Year. Tanner has also recurred on Nickelodeon’s The Thunderman’s (15 episodes and counting), starred in the ABC Pilot  Bambi Cottages opposite Molly Shannon and and played the younger version of “Tony DiNozzo” on NCIS.   Tanner is signed with Gel Entertainment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

IMTA Featured in Pageantry Magazine!

The beautiful new PageantryDigital edition is HERE!  There are many great articles and interviews, including an awesome article about IMTA!  Here's an excerpt with a quote from the article, "Gena Wachendorfer of Southwest Model & Talent added: 'IMTA was the perfect way to market myself and get a taste of what the modeling industry is all about. I met many fabulous people and made connections with some who are truly interested in helping me go far in this industry. I am so thankful that I had the chance and support to go to IMTA and I am eager to see what the future holds.'"

Please be sure to read the article and explore the beautiful new Winter 2015 issue of Pageantry!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

IMTA Alum Quinn McColgan in Love the Coopers!

IMTA Alum Quinn McColgan plays a young Diane Keaton in the feature film Love the Coopers! Quinn competed at IMTA with Barbizon Chique and was the 2009 Most Sought After Talent Award Winner! Love the Coopers will be in theaters Friday November 13th!

Congratulations Quinn!  We are so proud of you!