Sought after by major agencies around the world, Industry Directs' scouting prowess and unique development approach prepares each new talent to be showcased at the largest convention in the world; the International Models and Talent Association (IMTA). The IMTA is held twice each year, boasting over 500 agents, producers and directors in attendance.
it's contribution each year to the world's largest convention, has propelled Industry Direct to be named the official representatives of the International Models and Talent Association, for the state of South Carolina.
From Paris-France to Switzerland, New York and Los Angeles, 30 years of industry experience has been the prime ingredient contributing to Industry Directs' portfolio of successes. By understanding the trends in fashion and entertainment, IDMT carefully identifies the new faces and talent the industry is looking for, and will be looking for by staying ahead of the market in their talent search.
IDMT's development stage is where each talent is given the opportunity to learn about their individual market and about themselves. With a host of seminars and classes, IDMT utilizes it's talent professionals to customize a unique experience that will last a lifetime. Filled with model stance, poise and posture, etiquette, public speaking and more, CONFIDENCE is KEY, when using the skills learned in training to have one solid audition after another.
So now that you have the coaching and confidence, IDMT packages your uniqueness to take out into the WOLRD! By understanding firsthand the importance of a dynamic portfolio when marketing, IDMT talent are confident when presenting a complete package for agents and producers in it's data-base.
Designers Anna Sui to Christian LaCroix, productions, from Disney to Nickelodeon, with appearances in Cosmopolitan, Teen Magazine, from RedBook to the Ricki Lake, Rachael Ray and Maury Shows; Industry Direct Models and Talent not only have the experience, but also the know-how in putting your best foot (or face) forward in the talent and modeling industry. By identifying the ideal market fit, IDMT navigates the fashion and entertainment industry, priming each talents' best areas of placement to SHINE!
Because Industry Direct is not an agency; but a talent development and marketing firm,
Industry Direct Models and Talent LLC is on a mission:
To Scout, Develop, and Market new faces and talent to the entertainment industry!
Nina first experienced
the industry from
the talent side and
quickly became a
film, print and
Based out of New York and L.A., she traveled to Paris, France, London, Germany, and Switzerland to work with names including; Anna Sui, Christian LaCroix, Dennis Basso Furrier, Nickelodeon, Disney, Gillette, Lipton Ice Tea. Nina has been published in Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Teen Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, and Red Book, and has appeared on numerous talk shows such as Rachael Ray, Ricky Lake, Rolanda Watts, Sally Jesse Raphael, Maury Povich, Inside Edition, and Good Mornings with Maury on CBS News.
After 18 years on the model and talent side, Nina started her own agency in New York and scouted for the largest convention in the world –the International Models and Talent Association (IMTA). She was listed in Entrepreneur Magazine as “Business to Watch” as Train-the-Trainer and Master Model Coach. She quickly made successful discoveries in fashion, print, television, film, and theatre.
Back in her hometown state, Nina created Industry Direct Model & Talent; the organization in South Carolina chosen to scout and develop for the IMTA. With 30 years of experience, major agencies from around the world continue to turn to Nina’s expertise and look forward to meeting the talent she brings to model and talent scouting events.
Nina Nesbitt - Owner
Courtney DeCamp is an award-winning
SAG actress, award-winning writer and
producer known for her roles in films such as "Broken" and "Closet Space" as well as the television show "Charleston Legal". Courtney was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She attended college at Mars Hill College where she received a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. Courtney has been performing in theatre, film, and television since 2003. Courtney has written several scripts, including an award-nominated short film. She currently lives near Los Angeles, California with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
She is our acting coach.
- Acting Coach
Datra Richrdson, B.F.A./M.H.A.
- Youth Instructor
Datra graduated from Coker University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English in 2015. While at Coker, Datra performed countless plays. After graduating from Coker, she received her Master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix in 2018. Her passion is teaching kids and tweens Acting with IDMT. She also has a certificate in Child Life, where she can apply Acting techniques in a healthcare setting. Datra is a wife and mother of two amazing children.
She is our Youth Actor instructor.
Introducing Candace Chavous as the lead
model coach for INDUSTRY DIRECT MODELS!!
She offers LEVEL 2 model coaching in
runway, print, digitals and all things
modeling!! with over 10 years of experience
in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and soon Paris! Though her encounters have been vast and varied, there are some she holds especially dear. She has donned the cover of the New York-based Fashion Avenue News Magazine. The award-winning television show, Atlanta, released a commercial starring Candace and directed by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino). She has also been photographed by Laretta Houston, the first Black photographer to shoot for Sports Illustrated.
She is our Lead Model coach.
Keon Wilson is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. Throughout his acting journey, he has received his Bachelors of Arts from Coker University, and his Masters from University Essex (East15). He has worked both domestically and internationally. Keon enjoys teaching and being a resource for upcoming actors!
He is our Adult Actor instructor.
KEON WILSON, M.F.A.
Sarah Hale, B.F.A
Sarah-Marie Chinnis (Sarah Hale) is a Film&Television student at Savannah College of Art and Design studying for her B.F.A. She's Industry Direct's Media Manager and Administrative Assistant.