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IMTA Log: Day Five – Callbacks

Congratulations to all of us from Geoffrey Chapman Agency.  Everyone in our group got some callbacks from agents and managers.  Riley got the most with something like 28 callbacks and Milo had a very respectable 13.  His callbacks were mostly in the talent category and a split between NYC and LA based agents.  Wonder what a callback is like?  Imagine about 1000 people in a large room full of tables.  It’s hot.  Most tables have line ups of between 3 and 200 people all waiting to see that very desirable agent or manager.  Then you basically start to speed date.  Some have forms to fill out, some want to see you act out a scene or a monologue, some need you to sing.  The NY agents/managers tended to be the owners or presidents of the firms while the LA reps were just that.

I’ve got to say that everyone was very polite and tried to keep things moving as much as possible.  Most of Milo’s best responses were from NYC based agents so we’ll have quite a bit of work following up once we get home.

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IMTA Log: Day 4

Today was a big day for everyone.  All of the competitions were open so there were audiences for each one.  A new element of pressure.  As a parent, I think it was harder on us than on the contestants.  Until now, it’s been a leap of faith to send the kids off to compete behind closed doors.  Today we got to see how well they actually did, how quick the judging was and we got to size up the other competitors.  The level of talent here is so high.  Everyone here deserves to be here.  Milo competed in Monologue, Sitcom and was a finalist for singing at the Talent Showcase tonight.    After the showcase came awards for individual competitions.  Here are some photos.

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Milo rocks with his 3 awards.

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Steve shows off his star.

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Alejandra and Melinda ready to rock.

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Nick – modelling superstar with 5 awards!

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Riley accepts congratulations for her win.

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George accepts congratulations from his many admirers.


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IMTA Log: Day Two

Day two at IMTA has been pretty exhausting.  Exhilarating but very long and it’s only 6pm.  I must be getting old.  We started the day off with a great seminar on the business of acting in LA.  Lots of great questions and some good insider tips.

We had lunch at our favourite Cafe Metro.  But before that we saw the women’s jeans competition and rushed back for the men.  Here are some photos.

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Justin is the hunk above this photo.

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They may look like models, but actually my wife and I got some quick plastic surgery last night.  You believe me, don’t you???

Milo competed in head shot and screen test today.  He really stood out among the boys in his category.  I’ll post the video clip on YouTube soon.

Tonight we are off on the Circleline tour of Manhattan.