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Friday, January 13, 2012

Coming To You From The City of Angels: Barbizon Midwest & The IMTA!!

This past week marked the 2012 Los Angeles Edition of the International Modeling and Talent Association’s convention. Close to 50 of Barbizon Midwest brightest stars were in attendance for the experience of a lifetime! Over the course of the week the group participated in competitions, dances, and dinners. They mingled with hundreds of the world’s top talent agents and casting directors. Most importantly they had an absolute blast, growing as performers in the process.




For those of you unfamiliar with the IMTA, it is an International organization that has a self-realized objective of finding and bringing to light; great talent. For decades the Association has been making stars!! Eva Longoria, Ashton Kutcher, Katie Holmes, Brandon Routh, Jessica Biel, Alyson Stoner, and countless others got their start on the legendary stages of the IMTA! It is absolutely impossible to turn on the television, watch a movie, or read a magazine without seeing someone discovered by the organization at one of their invitation-only conventions.



Below you can see what our LA assemblage was up to during the week. As previously stated they had the time of their lives doing what they have hoped for and dreamed about for years!




Above you can see Jeff B. and his girlfriend dining and enjoying an evening of rare free time. The IMTA is also a fantastic place for beginning models and actors to socialize and network with others of similar goals and interests. Currently you can find Jeff in a national AT&T commercial campaign. He has been acting in Los Angeles for over six years, and appeared as a special guest for this convention.



Below is a group shot of Barbizon attendees from Kalamazoo before the team runway competition, which they eventually went on to win! The convention is a great chance for aspiring talent to become more comfortable in areas in which they have not yet experienced competition.




Above is a shot of Barbizon “super instructors”, Ms. Hurt and Mrs. Fisher, who were there to supervise and represent the team! As usual they did an amazing job of providing their students with the best possible experience!


Above we have Barbizon stars Emily F. and Katrina H. standing with the President of Barbizon Midwest Charles Nemes

Below are the very excited Mikayla C. and Taylor S. posing right before meeting the other contestants at orientation!


Below are (left to right): Courtney E., Cassy L., Mikayla C., and Taylor S. at a fabulous dance party!



Above we have another Team Competition! This time with “The Nerds”! (Left to Right) Bethany E., Brinsley K., Andi B., and Elizabeth G.



Above is a Group shot of Mrs. Fisher and a few of the Barbizon Girls in glamorous evening wear! 

We hope you enjoyed this exclusive showing of the Barbizon Midwest & IMTA convention. As previously stated, the convention is an amazing networking opportunity with agents, directors and major talent in attendance; this is the best possible way to advance your career as a model or actor. The LA attendees had a blast, and next time it could be you!!



ATTENTION!!

FOR ALL BARBIZON STUDENTS AND GRADUATES, AUDITIONS FOR THE NEXT IMTA CONVENTION ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING! ON JANUARY 28TH AND 29TH MISS APRIL BAKER WILL BE HOSTING AUDITIONS FOR IMTA NEW YORK!! CALL TOLL-FREE TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR TIME AND PLACE:


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