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  • SHINE Summer 2016
    Jun 28 2016 - Jul 3 2016
  • SHINE Winter 2017
    Jan 3 2017 - Jan 8 2017
Perform for God

Started in 1982, AMTC's SHINE Conference gives actors, models and talent for Christ an internationally recognized platform. Twice a year at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Christians get screen, stage, seminar and one-on-one time with entertainment industry executives. If you're a performer wondering how to take your talent to the world and maintain your focus on God, SHINE makes it possible.

The SHINE Package
  • Six-day Christ-focused Talent Conference (2016 is AMTC's 34th year)
  • Showcases in acting, modeling, singing, dance & comedy
  • 50-100 VIP's from mainstream, faith-based & Christian media
  • 40+ VIP Seminars: Learn the business from experts
  • Interviews: Meet VIP's one-on-one
  • Unite with performers of faith worldwide
  • Win scholarships to talent schools and universities
  • The Bridge Prep Program: consulting and online curriculum
  • Signature Photo Session & Branding Consult
  • Ongoing Grad Benefits
  • Performers accepted by application and audition only
  • Ages 4 and up
Network with Career Makers

Between 50-100* recognized agents, managers, casting directors and music industry professionals attend SHINE. They come from mainstream and Christian media in fulfillment of Scripture: “Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising” (Isaiah 60:3). *Decided by ratio 1:10 to performers

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Learn From VIP Seminars

SHINE’s six-day conference features over 40 VIP seminars, workshops and panel discussions, led by industry experts. By the end of your week, you'll know more than most the performers pounding the streets in Hollywood or New York. You'll receive insider information and contacts to help you move forward after SHINE.

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The Gaylord Palms Resort

The Gaylord Palms Resort (by Marriott) is a full-service luxury hotel, spa and convention center situated on 63 acres and 5 minutes from Walt Disney World. It has 1400 guest rooms centered around a 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium, where guests discover a variety of themed environments, shops, pools, attractions and restaurants. Their luxurious and service-oriented atmosphere provides a haven for our performers to be seen and VIP's to relax.

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Interview with Agents One-on-One

At the end of the SHINE week, you get to meet with agents, managers and casting directors in callbacks and open interviews. For those God and man deem ready, representation will follow. But for all performers, contacts are made and paths are laid for the future.

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These Are Industry Pros

Following are some of the specific agents, managers, casting directors, music executives, and industry professionals who have recently attended SHINE to teach, to scout and to discover.

Fatmata Kamara - Abrams Artists, LA
Misty Griggs - Advantage Models & Talent, Nashville
Kara Jenkins - After Eden Pictures, Dallas
Big Billy Clark - Allegory Creative Management/You People Publishing, LA
Nate Butler - America’s Got Talent, Atlanta
Brita Jackson - Arquette & Associates, Minneapolis
Meghan Latare - Avalon Artists Group, NY
Gerra Avery - Avery Sisters Entertainment, ATL
Alpha Tyler - BET Casting, ATL
Marquez Jones - Bloc South, Atlanta, LA
Nelson Diaz - BTB Management, LA
Cathy Celmer - Cathy & Company, Miami
Jon Sell - Centricity Music, VP & A&R, Nashville
Kirsten Walther & David Doan - CESD, NY
Daniel Snyder & Jackie Hazen-Levine - CFT, Orlando
Damon Sharpe - Damon Sharpe Music, LA
Lynsee Gonzales - Directions USA, NC
Henry Ravelo - Discover Management/SIXDEGREES, NY
Butterfly Cayley - DNA, NY
DebraLynn Findon - Discover Mgmt, LA
David Elliott - Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc, NY
Stasia Langford - Dragonfly Agency, Dallas
John Laurence - Empowerment Media/Laurence Television Group, Jacksonville
Nise Davies - Faith-based films CD & Producer, Nashville
Jason Wallace - Factor Women/Chosen Men Mgmt, ATL
Marion Webb - Factor Women, ATL
Jane Blum & Doris Stinga - FFT, NY
Shannon Lang - Ford, Chicago
John Shea - Frontier Booking, NY
Shawn Zane - Fusion Model Management, NY
Mark Ellis & Jessi Moore - Game Changing Films, LA
Jackie Patillo - Gospel Music Association, Nashville
Mike Theisen - Gray Talent Group, Chicago
Stephen De Angeles - Grey Advertising/Stephen De Angeles Casting, NY
Jess Jones - Grossman & Jack Talent, Chicago
Barry Shapiro - Herman & Lipson Casting, NY
Denny Sevier - House of Representatives, LA
Chico Gonzalez - Integrity Music, Colorado
Katrina Cook - Katz Kasting, Dallas
Dan Hollinger - Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas
Dean Cramer - KOAR Media Management, LA
Erica Cruz - Lily’s Talent Agency, Chicago
Danette Linicomn - Linicomn Agency, Dallas
James Bruce - Major Model Management, NY
Alan Mills - Marshak/Zachary/Mills Co - LA
Penny Middlemiss - Mavrick Artist Agency, LA
Millie Tom - Millie Tom Casting, Toronto
Ted Baehr, MovieGuide, LA
Crystal Bennett - Movie Producer, Jacksonville
Sky Sigue - nXt models/Natalie Lynn Talent, Denver
Mark Jeter, Bryce Russell - New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
Joey Zangardi, David Vando & others - New York Film Academy
Erin Scimeca - New York Models
Joy Pervis - Osbrink Agency, LA & JPervis Talent, Atlanta
Heather Scott - Power Model Placement, Canada
Maria Pulliam, Premier Models & Talent, Jacksonville
Sandra Gillis - Premier Artists Mgmt, Toronto
Kitty Bundy - Presence Models & Talent, ATL
Blaine Barcus - Provident Label Group (Sony BMG), Nashville
Michele Kilic - Ramona’s Models & Talent, NY
Rhavynn Drummer - Rhavynn Drummer Casting, *CD for Tyler Perry Studios, ATL
Cholee Thompson - Ryan Artists, Portland
Katie Proctor - RWS & Associates, NY
Trevin Link - Seacoast School of Worship, SC
McKlyn Valenciano - Seattle Models Guild
Shanna Bess - Silver Model Management, NY
April Baker - Stagecoach Entertainment, LA
Stone Stafford - Stoneworx Entertainment, Atlanta
Jade Barker - Tate Music Group, OK
Jamar Jakes - TD Jakes Enterprises, Dallas
Nicolle Campbell - The Actors Scene/Talent Mgmt, Atlanta
Nancy Campbell - The Campbell Agency, Dallas
Bryan Misener - The Characters Agency, Toronto
JoAnn Smolen, Treehouse Entertainment Group, LA
Duane Gazi - Trump Model Management, NY
Angela Bowers - VH1, NY
Tammy Theis - Wallflower Management, Dallas
Marissa Surmenkow - Wilhelmina, NY
James Charles - Wilhelmina, LA
Josh Stephens - Wilhelmina Curves, NY
Josh Bailey - WORD Entertainment/ a Warner/Curb Company, Nashville
Harold Cronk - 10 West Studios, Michigan
Christian Kaplan - 20th Century Fox, LA
Lex Borrero - 916 Management, LA

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Select VIP Quotes

"SHINE is an opportunity to not only meet industry professionals from across the nation, but also to work on your craft in a week’s time. AMTC consistently offers amazing seminars, panel discussions, and showcases - while staying centered in Christ.”
Brittany Giles, Bloc Talent, LA & ATL

"As casting director for Sherwood Pictures, I can wholeheartedly recommend AMTC for those actors and entertainers who have big dreams and big talent but need a boost in getting their career started or taken to the next level.”
Terri Catt, Casting Director, COURAGEOUS (Sherwood Pictures)

"The AMTC staff puts on a first class, one-of-a-kind event and gives every participant the opportunity to succeed.”
Mark Ellis, Game Changing Films, LA

"AMTC is the crème de la crème of scouting events! Professional, organized, family oriented, and first class all the way!"
Joy Pervis, Osbrink Agency, LA

“AMTC has always been a favorite among industry members to find quality talent who are ready to take the next step in their careers.”
David Doan, CESD, NY

"AMTC is an amazing opportunity to be seen by Industry heavyweights.”
Denny Sevier, House of Representative, LA

"You are some of the most professional and caring people I’ve ever worked with."
Blaine Barcus Provident Music Group (Sony Music), Nashville

"AMTC is the most professional convention available today for serious actors and models of all ages.”
Sandra Gillis, Premiere Artists, Toronto

"AMTC is a hundred times better than showcases in L.A. I love AMTC.”
Alan Mills, Marshak/Zachary/Mills, LA

"I’d recommend AMTC to anyone."
John Shea, Frontier Booking, NY

"SHINE is a great opportunity to learn and grow as an aspiring actor/model/talent. Most importantly, the environment of support and shared success is rare to find."
Mike Theisen, Gray Talent Group, Chicago

"SHINE is my favorite scouting event. I find amazing talent every single time. I believe in AMTC and I can’t say that about a single other program."
Lynsee Gonzales, Directions USA, NC

"The performers are well prepared and I’ve had great successes with the talent found here."
Fatmata Kamara, Abrams Artists, LA

Earn Scholarships to Leading Talent Schools

During SHINE, talk with representatives from schools like the New York Film Academy, the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Seacoast School of Worship, Visible Music College and Ocean's Edge School of Worship. With scholarships reaching $400,000 per event, more scholarships are awarded at SHINE than any event in the nation.

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Find 'Your People'

At the SHINE Conference, when you aren’t performing or learning, you’re meeting your family in Christ. Because SHINE is family of believers called to the fields of media. Jesus told us to go unto all nations, but He didn’t tell us to go alone. Fellowship brings understanding, encouragement, safety and accountability.

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Arise, Shine For Your Light Has Come

Like Terri Davis of the L.A. Hub, "Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14).

Past SHINE Conferences