Frequently Asked Questions

Q. WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHOWCASE?

A. ITS is an event that brings new talent and the world’s top modeling agencies, leading agents, casting directors, and producers together under the same roof at the same time. The mission of the International Talent Showcase is to promote a safe, educational and exciting experience in the talent industry. ITS is a union between reputable agents, qualified directors, experienced coaches and pre-screened talent hopefuls.

Q. IS THE INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHOWCASE AN AGENCY?

A. NO! The International Talent Showcase IS NOT an agency, it is an event that brings together new talent and reputable agents.


Q. WHERE IS THE INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHOWCASE HELD?

A. The International Talent Showcase is held at Boca Raton Resort & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida.


Q. DO WE ALL TRAVEL TOGETHER?

A. Many families travel together. Each individual MUST plan his or her own trip. Airfare rates vary from day to day. Some families prefer to drive. Some plan vacations around their trip. In the past, car pools have been arranged among the parents… This is up to you!


Q. DO WE MAKE OUR OWN RESERVATIONS AT THE HOTEL? DO WE HAVE TO STAY AT THE RECOMMENDED HOTEL?

A. We have already reserved a block of rooms at the host hotel. A Room Reservation form will be supplied to you to reserve your room at the Boca Raton Resort. We require that each participant stay in the official host hotel for the best exposure, convenience, security, team work, meetings, and a world-class experience. The hotel provides convention rates five days before and one day after the convention dates.


Q. IS IT A MUST THAT WE HAVE PHOTOGRAPHY DONE BEFORE WE LEAVE? DO WE HAVE TO USE A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT YOUR STAFF RECOMMENDS?

A. We recommend that you have one current, professional photography shoot before you leave for convention. Each ITS Director uses a nationally approved photographer at reasonable prices. MTM will guide you in using ITS Approved Photographers, recommended styles of photos, “Do’s and Don’ts,” and will supply each contestant with preparation guidelines. All photography must be approved before convention. Photo shoot options will be announced in advance.


Q. WHAT IS THE PARENT’S ROLE DURING THE CONVENTION?

A. ITS is a family event. A parent’s role is to encourage, support, and assist their child. For a successful and memorable experience, we strongly encourage total parent and family involvement.


Q. IF I AM INTERESTED IN MODELING, DO I NEED A COMPLETE PORTFOLIO?

​A. No!! Portfolios are like a resume; you build them over a period of time. Models worldwide constantly update and build their books (portfolios). Initially, we suggest showing the Agents 2-6 of your best and most natural photos. We will guide you.


Q. WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TYPICAL DAY OF CONVENTION?

A. Every day is busy with events from audition performances on stage to auditions on camera, workshops, seminars and personal inter views with the Agents. An average day starts about 8 a.m. and ends about 9 p.m. If you are planning some “vacation time”…a word to the wise…do it before or after convention.


Q. HOW MANY CONTESTANTS WILL BE PARTICIPATING AT THE CONVENTION?

A. This convention is known for quality. The number of participants varies. ITS has 16 different categories and many different competitions representing ages from 5–75! We average one Agent per twelve contestants.


Q. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY CALL-BACKS AT THE CONVENTION, ARE WE FINISHED?

A. Absolutely not! Every single model or talent has the opportunity to meet Agents during the Open Interview/ Speed Networking Session. Scores of discoveries have been made over the years from this face-to-face experience with the Agents.


Q. WILL WE KNOW WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO ONCE WE GET TO THE CONVENTION?

A. Our Agency attends the convention with you. You will be guided throughout the experience with one-on-one attention and daily meetings.


Q. WHAT AGES CAN AUDITION FOR A CHANCE TO GO TO ITS?

A. ITS accepts audition reservations for anyone interested in modeling, acting, singing or dancing from 4 years of age and up.


Q. DO I NEED TO BRING A PARENT TO AUDITION?

A. Well, if you are under the age of eighteen you must bring a parent with you. If you are over eighteen you do not need a parent to attend but we certainly welcome their attendance.


Q. CAN I AUDITION FOR MORE THAN ONE AREA?

​A. Absolutely! We encourage participants auditioning for more than one area. You are welcome to audition for just one area or to audition for all four: modeling, acting, singing and dancing.


Q. IS ACTIVATING MY ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO REGISTER?

A. No, you will have a free basic not-active account for the lifetime of your registration that includes 2 photo slots, all information entry including resume, contact, physical information, and full search visibility to me based on the information on your account.


Q. WHY SHOULD I PAY TO ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT IN YOUR DATABASE?

A. Activation can bring you a number of marketing tools like printable materials, public website links, and you can add audio or video slot uploads to your account once you activate. All transactions go to AgencyPro Software directly.


Q. IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL COST FOR AUDIO OR VIDEO?

A. Yes, there is a one-time fee of $40/slot to activate a slot and then the slot is available for uploading for the lifetime of your account with no additional costs for switching out audio/video. All transactions go to AgencyPro Software directly.


Q. WHY DO I HAVE TO TYPE IN MY RESUME INSTEAD OF UPLOADING?

A. You type in your resume information so that it is all keyword searchable for me and it looks professional in my template and I can easily locate the information by the organized sections. If you have a word document you can copy/paste or drag and drop each field entry. Contact Agency Pro Support for technical assistance if you experience issues with entering your resume at 800-985-9147 Option ‘3’.


Q. DO I STILL NEED TO REGISTER WITH YOU IF I ALREADY HAVE AN AGENCYPRO ACCOUNT WITH ANOTHER CASTING COMPANY OR AGENT?

A. YES! Each AgencyPro database is private. If you wish to be considered for my projects you must have at least the free basic account in my system so I can locate you in my searches!