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Monday, January 25, 2016

IMTA Alum Katie Holmes on the Cover of More!


IMTA Alum Katie Holmes is on the cover of the February issue of More magazine!   Katie showcased her potential at IMTA in 1993 & 1995 with Starbound Entertainment Group, Toledo, OH! Katie competed in many IMTA modeling and acting competitions and she even made it as a finalist for the IMTA Talent Showcase where she danced!

Here's an excerpt from a letter Katie wrote to us shortly after she was cast in Dawson's Creek:
On July 23, 1995 my life changed. This particular Sunday evening, I found myself in the New York Hilton for the International Modeling and Talent Association convention. I was sitting in one of the ballrooms reciting a monologue in front of about 50 other contestants, as well as Al Onorato, David Guillod and Bobby Moresco, the men who were conducting this seminar on "Prepare to Compete". After I had finished, Al and Bobby offered some direction and had me alter it a little. I used my nervous anxiety to help me become more intense and, following my second performance, I felt elated. It was clear to me that something very special occurred in that ballroom that evening.

About six months later, I found myself in the Los Angeles office of Al Onorato, rehearsing and audition piece for the Ang Lee film, The Ice Storm. David, Al and Bobby had become my business managers following that memorable convention and encouraged me to audition in Los Angeles during the 6-week pilot season. Instead of viewing Hollywood on my T.V., I was there. Being in that untouchable world, experiencing the life of a beginning actress, was surreal. Suddenly this strange path of life seemed so normal. I love it.

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