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Contestant and Parent Reviews

What do models, talent, and parents have to say about CMTC?

 

The seminars and workshops held throughout CMTC provided to the models/talent are very interactive and give an honest and clear idea of what the industry is like. The agents/scouts that attended CMTC are able to answer any questions that you may have and are able to give very real answers pertaining to each individual’s situation. The competitions at CMTC are fun and even being in line gives you the opportunity to meet the other contestants and become great friends! Overall, CMTC was one of the best experiences of my life! I have been able to meet with agents and scouts from all over the world who were able to give me constructive and honest feedback to help me further myself in this industry. Anyone who is able to attend this fabulous convention should definitely take advantage and do so!

Mark R.

Contestant

This is the second year in a row that I have attended CMTC with my daughter, Larissa. The workshops and seminars are always enjoyable and a great way to understand and learn a lot about the industry. We enjoyed all of the competitions – there is a lot of wonderful talent out there! I am very proud to say that my daughter was a part of all the excitement! We are looking forward to attending CMTC again as it is a fantastic weekend and everyone who is a part of it is wonderful!

Tracey D.

Parent

I wanted to say thank you to the entire CMTC team for a wonderful weekend! We really didn’t know what to expect, but I am happy to say that my daughter and I were a part of the weekend and really enjoyed the experience! I learned a lot and really enjoyed the seminars and workshops! This is definitely something that I would recommend to anyone serious about getting started in the business and pursuing a career in modelling or acting! Thank you again!

Beverly M.

Parent

This was our second year attending CMTC and it only seems to get better! The organization of the event and the professionalism with which it is run is nothing short of amazing! From the time we first attended the information seminar until the end of convention itself, the CMTC staff were always there to help! There was never a phone call or email that was not responded to quickly and effectively! CMTC is a great opportunity for talent and parents to meet each other, network and share experiences! It’s not just for the models and talent!

Jodi C.

Parent

I am so incredibly happy with how the weekend went at CMTC! It was such a great experience to be involved with something so lively and exciting! Everything ran smoothly and was very well organized! Simon and I had a fantastic time! The security was phenomenal – it was so reassuring to know that not just anyone could walk in off the streets! Everyone was so nice – the aspiring models, actors, parents, agents, hotel staff and all of the CMTC staff! Simon did not win any awards nor did he receive any callbacks, but that is okay because we met so many people, learned so many new and exciting things and above all, we had a great time! We would love to be involved with CMTC again and Simon is already asking when we can go back! Again, thank you for this experience!

Jennifer D.

Parent

The Canadian Model and Talent Convention was an amazing experience for all of us (mom, grandma and model!). We learned so much throughout convention weekend and now have a better understanding of how the industry works and what to expect with a child in the business. The seminars were packed with information and were also a lot of fun to attend! Overall, it was an amazing weekend and we are definitely interested in attending CMTC again!

Alexsandria S.

Parent

On behalf of my daughter Alisha and myself, I would like to say thank you to the entire CMTC staff for organizing such an awesome convention! This was our first time attending CMTC and, being new to the whole modelling industry, we really appreciated and learned a lot from the seminars and workshops at CMTC! We enjoyed the competitions as well as they were a great opportunity for Alisha to gain experience and exposure. The staff really did a great job in organizing the entire convention – from the communication leading up to CMTC as well as the convention itself! It was an experience we will never forget!

Hsing-Ju K.

Parent

CMTC was one of the most rewarding and educational experiences of my life. It was also one of the most fun and memorable! I learned so much from the seminars and workshops that will prepare me for my career in the industry.

Nicki O.

Contestant

There are so many positive things about attending CMTC! Robbie and I made new friends and received invaluable tips about the world of child modelling/acting from credible industry professionals. We made contacts which we are confident will launch Robbie’s future career and above all, we had fun in a safe, secure environment. Thank you for such a positive introduction to the industry!

Joanne F.

Parent

CMTC is an amazing weekend! Not only do you have the opportunity to showcase your talents live in front of the agents and scouts, but you also get to learn so much about the industry from the seminars and workshops held throughout convention weekend!

Nikolina T.

Contestant

I loved every single thing about CMTC, from meeting new people from all across Canada, to meeting agents from all around the world, to getting up in front of a huge crowd or a group of agents and performing in front of them! I have gained so much more confidence in myself since attending CMTC! I would recommend CMTC to anyone who is looking to be discovered! CMTC has brought so many opportunities to me and has taught me so much about the modelling and acting industries. CMTC was an amazing experience and I would love to do it again!

Lauren C.

Contestant

I had a wonderful four days in Toronto at CMTC! This convention has given me opportunities in the modelling industry that I would not have had otherwise. I met many agents and scouts from all over the globe and I would like to thank you again for this wonderful experience!

Shaka L.

Contestant

This year was our first year attending CMTC and we had a great time! We felt safe all throughout the weekend and all of the staff were very helpful and friendly! Thanks again!

Lourdes S.

Parent

This was my first year that I attended CMTC and it was one of the best experiences you could possibly have as a model or actor. There is so much exposure there with tons of reputable agents from all around the world which can lead to a successful career. The competitions that you are able to compete in showcase who you are as a model or actor and give you an opportunity to show off your stuff. I feel like this convention has given me a way to grow in confidence and meet new friends. So much fun, I would recommend for anyone!

Jacob W.

Contestant

This was our first experience at the CMTC. We had such a great time! The agencies and staff at CMTC were all very informative. My daughter had 14 callbacks and this was only her first convention. This gives the opportunity for anyone to showcase their talents. We can’t wait until next year. Thanks to all that helped, and congrats to all that participated.

Jane K.

Parent

This was my daughter’s first year attending CMTC. As a 12-year-old hopeful she came away from the experience with loads of confidence and has already announced she would like to attend next year. She participated in the Photography Go-See, Monologue, T.V. Commercial and Commercial Print competitions. In being able to watch some of the competitions to cheer on her friends, her only regret was not doing more competitions! She came away from the experience with 11 callbacks and a chance to learn how to speak with adults. As a parent, the workshops were just as much for myself as for my daughter. I found them very informative as to what to expect in the “business.” Bottom line, the skills my daughter developed from this weekend will carry her through the rest of her life down any path she chooses. I can’t ask for more than that. Plus, she had a great time making some great new friends who are just as goofy as she is.

Tosia M.

Contestant

CMTC 2016 – what an event! Audra and the CMTC staff really outdid themselves. Every last detail from registration to the workshops/seminars, competitions, following right through to the banquet dinner went off without a hitch. I found attending the many workshops with Cross gave me the working knowledge of what to expect from the modelling industry as a parent. Although I did not dress up, I did attend both theme parties, and what a blast they were. I got to relive the 80’s for a night. I would highly recommend that all aspiring models or talent attend this event. Where else in Canada can you meet with 50 or more national and international agents/scouts under one roof? The possibilities are endless.

Lisa G.

Parent

I had a great experience at CMTC. The event was really fun and organized and there was a lot of great talent. CMTC offers a lot of variety and I hope to attend next year!

Rachel P.

Contestant

Thank you for the amazing weekend in Toronto at CMTC! The convention was very well organized and we had a great time!

Sonia S.

Contestant

CMTC was an incredible learning experience for both my daughter and myself! The whole event was extremely well organized and ran right on schedule due to Audra Anderson and her staff’s professionalism. The seminar presenters were excellent! They shared honest information about the industry and answered everyone’s questions. Be sure to bring a pen and paper with you so you can take notes. The competitions were a lot of fun and everyone was incredibly supportive of one another! The theme parties and awards banquet were also a lot of fun and my daughter made many new friends. My daughter met agents and talent scouts from around the world and received practical feedback and information. I recommend CMTC to everyone who’s interested in learning and developing their skills!

Jackie G.

Parent

We really enjoyed the CMTC workshops and seminars. Kira’s favorite was the runway workshop – she had so much fun getting up on stage and strutting her stuff! It also gave my daughter a sense of independence as well, as the parents pretty much sat back and watched the kids do their thing during this workshop! I was amazed at how organized the entire event was! The lineups moved pretty quickly and the kids had a great time during lineups, making friends, leaning on each other and encouraging each other! CMTC was also a great learning experience for me, as a parent. I was not sure what to expect at the beginning of this event but it truly went beyond anything I thought it would be!

Dana P.

Parent

CMTC is unreal! I met so many agents and scouts from all over the world as well as other aspiring models and talent whom I now call friends! Throughout the entire weekend, I received great advice as to what the industry is all about and what the agents and scouts are looking for in a model or actor. The runway competition was amazing because it is so high energy and once you step out onto the runway, all eyes are on you!! It truly is your chance to be discovered!

Diane S.

Contestant

CMTC was a weekend overflowing with information regarding the modelling and acting industries as well as a general feeling of inspiration! Agents from across the globe all in one building, under one roof, bring such an incredible opportunity to all who had come this far, working towards their dreams!

Andreanna B.

Contestant

What a great experience CMTC was! Thank you to all of the CMTC staff for putting this amazing event together and for allowing the participants to show what they have to offer! Thank you again!

Micheline L.

Contestant

CMTC is a great learning experience for both contestants and parents! You meet many great people and it is very affordable! Your future starts at CMTC and I would recommend this convention to any aspiring actor, model, singer or dancer!

Kyla M.

Contestant

For me personally, attending CMTC was the learning experience of a lifetime! Now I have the opportunity to take the information I was given, work hard and hopefully come back next year! If there is one thing that I learned from this whole experience, it is to have more faith in myself. I made some great lifelong friends and contacts and Audra and her staff worked so hard to make this event possible.

Jamie L.

Contestant

Throughout the four days of CMTC, I met so many great agents, learned so much about the industry and myself as well as met many great new friends! From the seminars, workshops, competitions and other events, CMTC was definitely a great experience!

Ben D.

Contestant

We both want to say that the organization of this event was simply immaculate! There was no delay with any seminar, workshop, competition or event! All of the CMTC staff are an amazing team! So professional, approachable and so down-to-earth! The staff really made all of the contestants feel comfortable and at ease. We are very excited about attending CMTC again!

Iona M.

Parent

I truly enjoyed the entire CMTC experience! It is so amazing to get your face out there and to see and meet the agents in attendance! I also learned a LOT about the industry from the many seminars and workshops that were held throughout convention weekend!

Jessica M.

Contestant

We loved CMTC! We thought it was very well organized with great seminars and workshops that were very informative! We had a great time, it was a wonderful experience and we also made a lot of great new friends!

Arianne C.

Parent

I attended CMTC and had a blast! The staff puts so much effort into making CMTC a wonderful experience for all and they do a fantastic job! I learned so much from the agents and scouts, the seminars, workshops and competitions. I, like many others, took CMTC as an opportunity to learn more about myself and the industry. I met so many great people from all around the world and I had a great time doing it! Attending CMTC was one of the best things I have ever done!

Hilary C.

Contestant

CMTC was one of the best experiences of my life and is a weekend I will remember forever. A big thank you to Audra and all of her wonderful staff for making my experience so enjoyable!

Gabby D.

Contestant

CMTC was extremely well done. The location was quite nice, the staff were amazing and the other models were great. The opportunity to compete in various events and meet the agents was such a great experience. Being able to educate myself on the world of modeling while at the convention was a huge plus and I hope to attend next year as well. Amazing work and thank you for organizing this event, Audra.

Erik F.

Contestant

I attended the 24th CMTC earlier this month and my experience was nothing short of amazing. I had the opportunity to meet and learn from modelling agents and casting directors from world-renowned agencies. I enjoyed every competition I entered and gained some meaningful feedback from the best in the business. Being the second runner-up in the male swimsuit competition was definitely the highlight of my time at CMTC 2016. I look forward to attending again next year. Thank you Audra and the lovely CMTC staff for making my experience so memorable.

Prince S.

Contestant

CMTC! Wow! Audra and all the CMTC staff have pulled it off yet again. What a fabulous four-day event. From the interactive, exciting and very knowledgeable workshops I attended, to meeting all the various scouts/agents and the theme parties. There was never a dull moment! You could say it was like visiting Disney World. You just have to go and it leaves you wanting more. I had a fantastic time! Thank you Audra!

Cross G.

Contestant

This was my daughter Jaequin’s first experience at CMTC. Myself and her dad attended with her. Jaequin said it was really really fun and is still talking about it like it was just the other day. Her favorite competitions were the kids casting and the runway. Jaequin met a lot of new friends and one was even from Newfoundland. She is still in contact through Instagram with many of her new friends. Jaequin and a new friend she met both dressed up as the new and old Annie for Hollywood night. They had so much fun! As Jaequin’s parents, we were blown away by our daughter who definitely came out of her shell at CMTC thanks to all the hard work done by the CMTC team. Our shy, apprehensive girl with low self esteem felt like she was the bell of the ball around people who accepted her for who she was.

Lisa C.

Parent

My husband and I entered our daughter in the Canadian Model and Talent Convention at the age of three. This was one of the best experiences we could have provided for her. She learned what it was to present herself in front of an actual panel of agents and scouts, to be confident and proud. The organization and professionalism of the entire event was flawless. To attend an event where agents from around the world have come to recruit was a privilege. Our daughter received five callbacks, three of which were from outside of Canada. Thanks to CMTC, she has now had several bookings and is working her way to the top.

Angela B.

Parent

We have had such a blast at CMTC, this is our third time returning! Our daughter loves it! She has a great time walking the runway, doing the competitions and generally just having FUN meeting new people and doing what she loves! As parents, we love the educational aspect of it, learning about the industry in a very organized, jam packed weekend! And the security is top notch! No one gets anywhere without their visitor’s badge! Beautiful place too. All in all, you will not get a better weekend with more exposure and education anywhere! Top notch convention for sure!

Becky L.

Parent

My son attended CMTC 17 years ago and my 17-year old daughter attended last May. She plans to go again. The workshops were so informative and the contacts came from all over the world. My daughter is interested in both acting and wanting more info on worldwide modelling, so the workshops led by industry pros really helped visualize what a life of a model, for example, in Milan would be like. In such a short time frame, she was introduced to so many agents and casting directors with several callbacks for follow-up meetings.

Susan B.

Parent

CMTC is amazing! This is my second time going this coming May and I can’t wait! I had such a great time my first time going and it was a wonderful experience for me just starting in the industry. Not only were the competitions so much fun but also the seminars were and they taught me so much more about the business and how everything works from the agents that are already there. Everything is so well organized and you feel totally safe. No one is allowed in without their visitor badges, contestant badges or agent badges. All throughout the weekend you have opportunities to interact with top agents all across the world. It is honestly so much fun, I can’t wait until the next one!

Katie B.

Contestant