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The International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) is a membership organization comprised of many of the world’s finest and most successful training and development centers for models and talent. IMTA members are located throughout the U.S. and Canada, and with members spread around the globe in such diverse places as Greece, Finland, South Africa, Viet Nam, Japan, Puerto Rico, The Philippines and Australia

IMTA produces two five-day conventions ‒ one in New York and one in Los Angeles ‒ which consist of modeling, acting, singing, dancing and songwriting competitions, educational workshops and seminars, awards events, and callback/interview opportunities with hundreds of fashion and talent agents, personal managers, casting directors, network representatives and music producers, who judge the IMTA competitions and conduct the seminars, all the while searching for new models and talent to work in the fashion and entertainment industries.

IMTA was formed in 1987 as a response to the growing call from training centers outside the major modeling and talent hubs of New York and Los Angeles for a means to promote their aspiring models and actors to agents beyond a local level. IMTA was also designed to meet the needs of industry professionals always looking for new faces.

From its beginning, IMTA has been the most recognized and respected opportunity for fashion and talent agents, personal managers, casting directors, network representatives and music producers to find the next supermodel or rising star.

People interested in the modeling or talent industry can only come to IMTA with one of our member training centers. Our members hold searches to find models, actors, singers, dancers and songwriters who are ready to take the next step in their pursuit of a career as a model or performer. Anyone may attend a search, but not everyone will be invited to attend IMTA. Members may recommend classes or training so they can assess an aspiring model or talent’s commitment and potential. Many people audition more than once before an IMTA member invites them to attend an IMTA convention. Most members training centers can be located through links on the IMTA website, www.imta.com. Visitors to the site can also submit their own contact information and IMTA will forward that information to a member nearest to them.


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