gathered in Los Angeles at the semi-annual International Modeling and Talent Association 2007 Los Angeles Convention. IMTA is an organization comprised of leading modeling/talent training centers and agencies engaged in the professional promotion of the fashion and talent industry.
More than 350 top fashion and talent agents, casting directors and industry professionals participated as judges and scouts in the action-packed international event. The contestants - men, women and children - competed in Runway, Fashion Print, Swimwear, Cold Reads, Soaps and Sitcoms, TV Commercials, Monologues, Singing and Dancing. They also took part in the many educational workshops and seminars presented by industry experts. Top agents from the USA, Milan, Paris, London, Hamburg, Munich, and Tokyo were present and searching for new stars.
The exciting week culminated with the Awards Night Celebration where over $125,000.00 in scholarships was presented for outstanding performances. These scholarships were awarded by top performing arts and educational facilities in the United States: The New York Film Academy, School for Film and Television, The Acting Intensive, Beverly Long Studios, Adam Hill Actors Studios, Hines & Hunt Entertainment, The Young Actors Space, Addison Witt, Cassiopeia Productions and Stage Door Manor. A number of today’s top models and actors who attended IMTA continued their education by taking advantage of these scholarships and the opportunities they offered.
Many past Scholarship winners have joined the ranks of IMTA Cover Models who are working in Paris, Milan, London and New York, who have graced the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Elle, In Style, Interview, Seventeen, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Teen...and IMTA actors who have appeared in Brothers & Sisters, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, New York, ER, Entourage, Shark, Hannah Montana, Desire, Days Of Our Lives, As The World Turns, The Young & The Restless, One Life To Live, 29 Down, Law & Order, Cold Case, The Bold & the Beautiful, MTV@s Dirt Squirrel, Las Vegas and Desperate Housewives, as well as in Feature Films that include Bobby, Happy Feet, Turistas, Running with Scissors, The Guardian, Open Season, The Illusionist, Superman Returns, Music & Lyrics By and many more.
IMTA states: This is the week top international agencies gather to scout at our convention for new faces. Contracts are signed, Educational Scholarships are awarded and new careers are launched for many of the IMTA Contestants. Nothing compares to an IMTA experience...there is no other event of this magnitude!
School for Film & Television scholarship winner from John
Robert Powers - Southfield, Southfield, MI
New York Film Academy scholarship winner from AIM-Caryn
International, Minneapolis, MN