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Friday, January 19, 2007

IMTA alumni have THREE FILMS on Top Ten List

Jessica Biel's critically acclaimed film The Illusionist was #1 on the Top 10 Most-Anticipated January/February DVD Movie Releases for ! The film is getting widespread recognition...Stephen King even named the movie in his 2006 Top Ten Movies column for Entertainment Weekly! Jessica Biel played a starring role as the Viennese Princess Sophie who falls for a magician in the 1900's. The DVD was released on January 9th. Check out the trailer on the official site to watch scenes of Jessica in her regal role.

Ashton Kutcher's film The Guardian was #2 on the same list! Ashton stars in this drama as a hotshot new recruit who learns a lot from the veteran Coast Guard rescue swimmer played by Kevin Costner. You can watch the trailer and behind the scenes exclusives on Yahoo! movies. You'll find this DVD release on January 23rd. Ashton's other hit film from 2006 is being released on January 30th and it was honored in the Top Ten List as well! Ashton provides the voice of a wisecracking mule deer in the animated comedy adventure Open Season.

Jessica Biel competed at IMTA in 1994 where she debuted her acting, singing and dancing abilities. She signed with an agent and manager who helped her land the breakthrough role of Mary Camden on the beloved long-running WB series 7th Heaven. Jessica won a scholarship at IMTA to a top acting school and moved from Boulder, CO to Los Angeles. To read a great interview Jessica gave to IMTA in 1998, please visit the archived web page. In the interview, Jessica says:

IMTA: Would you recommend attending an IMTA Convention to other aspiring young actors and models?
Jessica: Definitely! You will meet people who can change your life and make your dreams come true!

Ashton competed at IMTA in 1997 where he won Most Sought After Male Model. After his win, he interviewed with our video crew and said,"If you want to be a model, actor, singer or dancer, IMTA is the place to be! I'm on the top of my world right now!" He signed immediately with a top men's fashion agency and began modeling in men's fashion shows the very next week after IMTA!

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