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AUDITION FAQs

Is AMTC an agency?

No. AMTC is not an agency. In fact, we don't recommend you try for an agent without some Industry guidance and experience. Why? (1) Do you know who you are meeting and if they are legitimate? (2) If you aren’t correctly equipped and groomed, you could miss or hurt the right opportunity.

AMTC is a 35-year-old talent development company turned nonprofit ministry that finds, prepares and launches performers into media. AMTC exposes you to career-starting VIPs in film, fashion, music and theatre at the SHINE events. In addition, AMTC staff and grads form a safety and advisory net for your continued support.

What is AMTC looking for?

AMTC is looking for gifted actors, models, singers, dancers and comedians (ages 4 and up). We focus on two standards:

#1God’s Standard is seen in performers who raise a new standard of behavior in media: one that’s about love of others rather than love of self, one that understands the responsibility of celebrity.

#2Industry Standards are seen by professionalism and excellence. To get on a national-level playing field, a performer must meet or exceed the gifts and prep of others players.

How long does an in-person audition last?

An in-person audition (and information session) usually takes 3-4 hours.

What If There Is Bad Weather My Audition Day?

Auditions are rarely cancelled due to inclement weather. Should there be any cancellation, you will be notified by text and email. Otherwise, the show must go on!

Is AMTC only for Christians?

No, we've had people of others faiths participate happily and successfully. Many of the VIPs who attend are not Christians. We welcome all performers who want to see cleaner entertainment - and performers who understand the responsibility of celebrity.

What happens at an in-person SHINE audition?

The audition consist of two elements: (1) An Information Session: an insider look at the entertainment industry and the qualities needed to succeed. (2) The Audition: a talent scout will evaluate your application, personal style, star quality and overall impact (heart and attitude).

How will I perform?

Actors: Prepare a 30 second monologue, or read a script provided by AMTC.

Models: Walk for our Scout. Special shoes are unnecessary. Stay natural.*

Singers: Prepare a 30 second song without accompaniment. (Exceptions: songwriters may bring guitars or portable keyboards; rappers can bring a beat.)*

Dancers: prepare a 30 second choreographed routine. (Bring music and your own speakers or smart phone with reasonable volume)*

Comedians: prepare a 30 second stand up routine.*

*Models, singers, dancers and comedians must also prepare or read a 20-30 second script.

If I'm not an actor, why do I need to read a script?

Because today's entertainment industry requires cross-training. Models, singers and dancers also need to be able to speak well and do on-camera interviews. Talent alone is not enough. Personality, presence and verbal ability are expected.

If I do (or don’t) receive a callback, what happens next?

If you receive a callback, you'll be notified by telephone the following day and offered a role in an upcoming SHINE Tour event, as well as other membership options. In some audition cities, AMTC staff members remain on site an extra day to meet with callbacks, help them register and coaching begins. In other cities, the registration and consultation process happens online with face-to-face preparation to follow. *Please inquire about Day Two procedures in your upcoming audition city... if you are coming from out-of-town and considering a one or two-day hotel stay.

If you don't receive a callback: you will receive an email with advice.

Can I audition in more than one talent?

Yes. You're encouraged to audition in all areas of gifting: acting, modeling, singing, rap, dance, stand-up (or all).

Can groups perform?

Yes, groups are welcome. However, you must be a group with proof of group performances. Special pricing and rules apply. NOTE: Bands with multiple instruments, please inquire. Certain rules apply.

Is my child ready to audition?

In addition to talent, kids in entertainment must be outgoing and unusually mature. Your child must be at least 4 years old. The desire to perform needs to be the child's desire - not the parent’s. The child must be able to interact with adults easily (and not prone to periods of shyness).

What should I wear to the audition?

Dress in neat, casual, age-appropriate clothes—nothing dressy, nothing sexy. Keep your appearance and makeup fresh and natural.

Should I bring a parent?

Kids and teens should bring both parents if possible. Young and mature adults are encouraged to being a parent/spouse/mentor, and/or anyone who loves you and is interested in your future.

Can I bring babies and toddlers?

The minimum age to audition for AMTC is 4. The audition is exciting, but serious. If your children are too small to sit quietly for 1-2 hours, please leave them at home or bring a babysitter who can keep them in the foyer.

Is there an application to fill out?

Please fill out the AMTC audition application online. If a family member or friend decides to audition with you, he or she can fill it out an application via smart phone or tablet on the way to the audition - or on site.

Do I need to bring a picture or resume?

If you have extra picture(s) and/or a resume we can keep, bring them - but it's not necessary. New talent is equally welcome. *We may take an additional photo on site.

Is there a fee to audition?

There is no fee to audition. If you are interested in the fees for AMTC's various programs, memberships and services, including the SHINE Tour, please email alex.keeley@shine.us.

Does AMTC offer scholarships?

AMTC offers scholarships on a limited basis, based on prayer, financial need and merit.

What is the cost for AMTC's programs?

AMTC offers a variety for programs for performers: from monthly programs to VIP Webinars... Also Workshops, Photos Shoots and invitations to the SHINE Tour, AMTC’s flagship event. Attending the free AMTC Information Session and Audition is a great way to learn if you’re called to the entertainment industry. If so, we’ll recommend the program that’s right for you. NOTE: All AMTC programs are reasonably priced, offer fundraising assistance, and help support AMTC’s non-profit ministry.

 

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