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John Casablancas Chicago Talent Shine at IMTA Los Angeles 2011

Many beautiful and talented people from throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada gathered in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure for the semi-annual International Modeling and Talent Association's event.

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, January 27, 2011 ( 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 300 top fashion and talent agents, casting directors and industry professionals participated as judges and scouts in the action-packed, week-long, international event. Men, women and children of all ages competed on the modeling runway in high fashion, casual wear and swimwear while actors performed monologues, cold reads, entertainment host and sitcom scenes, and TV commercials. Singers and dancers were showcased, and all participants attended educational workshops and seminars presented by industry experts.

The exciting week culminated with the award events at which the agents, educational institutions and VIP's in attendance presented competition winners with trophies, cash prizes and scholarships for outstanding performances. Among the winners of awards were John Casablancas Oakbrook Terrace clients:

Seth Berjansky -WINNER "Pre-teen Actor of the Year"

Jessica Huang- WINNER- "Child Actor of the Year"

Isiah Salgado- 1st Runner up "Child Actor of the Year", 1st runner up "Child Male Model of the Year"

Caoimhe McDonagh- 1st Runner up "Most Sought Female Talent"

Nick Siciliano- 1st Runner up "Pre-teen Actor the Year"

Jasmine Binder "2nd Runner up for 'Child Model of the Year",

Max Caratachea "Most Sought male Talent", and 2nd Runner up for "Pre-Teen Model of the year'

Kelsey Danielson 2nd Runner up Child Actor of the Year' "Child Model of the Year' and 3rd Runner up for "Most Sought Female Talent"

William Leon- 2nd Runner up for "Pre-teen Actor of the Year"

Sam Luther- 2nd Runner up for "Pre-teen Actor of the Year" and 1st Runner up for Pre-teen Model of the Year"

Many of these John Casablancas Oakbrook Terrace clients will join the ranks of IMTA Cover Models who are working in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, Brazil and New York, who have graced the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Elle, In Style, Flaunt, Interview, Seventeen, GQ, Style, Sports Illustrated, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire...and IMTA actors who appear on 90210, Grey's Anatomy, ER, Brothers & Sisters, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, Entourage, Without A Trace, Hannah Montana, The Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny With a Chance, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, One Life To Live, All My Children, Law & Order, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, The Bold & The Beautiful, NCIS, Heroes, Friday Night Lights, Bones, Private Practice, Burn Notice, Medium, Lie to Me and Desperate Housewives...Feature Films including The Twilight Saga, 9, Planet 51, Valentine's Day, The Other Side, The Extra Man, The Inner Circle, Killers, When in Rome, Astro Boy, Personal Affects, The Romantics, The Ward, Women in Trouble, The Promotion, The Madness Of Jane, Splinter, The Gift, Street, Smokejumpers, Happiness Runs, Get Some, Say Hello To Stan Talmage, Night & Day, Life As We Know It and many more.

Agents from the USA, Milan, Paris, London, Hamburg, Munich and Tokyo were present and searching for new stars. Among those scouting at the convention were IMG, Elite, New York Models, Next, Major, LA Models, Wilhelmina, Women, United Talent Agency, Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty, Abrams Artists, Coast to Coast, Brian Leder Talent Management, The Savage Agency, Acme Talent & Literary, Unified Management, KSRA and numerous others.

IMTA states: "This is the week top international agencies gather to scout at our convention for new faces. Contracts are signed 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!"

CONTACT: Brigitte Blair
John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers
(630) 396-2340


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[] John Casablancas Chicago Talent Shine at IMTA Los Angeles 2011
Many beautiful and talented people from throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada gathered in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure for the semi-annual International Modeling and Talent Association's event.