Toledo Area Entertainers Shine at IMTA New York

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Toledo Ohio actors, models, singers and dancers win awards at the semi-annual International Modeling and Talent Association's event in New York.

Fourteen Toledo Ohio area actors, models, singers and dancers brought home over seventy awards from the semi-annual International Modeling and Talent Association's (IMTA) event held in New York. IMTA is an organization comprised of leading modeling and talent training centers engaged in the professional promotion of the fashion and talent industry.

More then 400 top fashion and talent agents, casting directors and industry professionals participated as judges and scouts in the weeklong international event. Men, women and children of all ages competed in various modeling and acting competitions. Fourteen talented students from Starbound NYC, ranging in age from 4 to 30, competed and earned over seventy awards. Antonio Banks, Sarah Bomber, Tanner Buchnanan, Cynthia Marsh, Gabriel Olmor, Drew Renken, Manny Sanchez and Stuart Wells all won awards for acting and modeling. Duncan Black, Robert Eadie, Suz Hage, Diana Henzler, Kathryn Henzler and Nate Sepic received recognition and awards in acting competitions.

Event winners included 4-year-old Antonio Banks taking top honors in three modeling categories: fashion print, jeans and runway. Robert Eadie, 19, won a first place award for "Ready for My Close-up." One of Starbound's youngest competitors, 4-year-old Gabriel Olmor, won two first place acting awards for his monologue and sitcom competitions.

Starbound NYC & Margaret O'Brien's has been serving talented individuals in Ohio, Michigan, New York and Los Angeles for over 45 years. Starbound's classes and talent management services have directed actors, models, singers, and dancers toward the entertainment field, helping them get signed with talent agencies throughout the country. Starbound alumni include Katie Holmes, Alyson Stoner, Adrianne Palicki and many more. Actors, models, dancers and singers that have completed the Starbound program have been seen in major films such as Batman Begins, Cheaper By The Dozen, Pop Star, Seven Mummies, Mr. Woodcock, and Christmas With The Kranks and television shows such as Scrubs, Smallville, Dawson's Creek, South Beach, Malcolm in the Middle, and CSI. They have also been featured in national magazines such as GQ, Vogue, Seventeen, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. More information regarding Starbound and first time auditions can be found at

Wendi Davis
Starbound NYC
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