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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 34-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-- and as icing on the cake, we help advise you on the right path beyond your SHINE experience.

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:

#1 God’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.

#2 Industry 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 audition last?

The entire process usually takes 3-4 hours.

If I’m late, will they still let me audition?

Yes. You may miss part of the information session (and will have to do some homework), but you're still welcome to come and audition.

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 welcome all performers who want to help 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.

What happens at a 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, and this one of AMTC's specialties. 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 the upomcing SHINE Tour event. 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.

Remember: most of Hollywood's top talent didn't get their first callback! AMTC's own Stephen 'Twitch' Boss, (So You Think You Can Dance All Star/Judge and The Ellen Show DJ) didn't make it through the first time he auditioned for SYTYCD. He tried again and now is one of the most famous dancers in the world. We invite you to try again for SHINE, if you don't make it the first time.

What if I live too far away or a miss my audition?

Consider AMTC's eApplication. It's personal, virtual and can be done in your own home (scroll down this page).

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 an established group with proof of a history of group performances. Special pricing and rules apply. NOTE: Bands with multiple instruments are excluded.

Is my child ready to audition?

In addition to talent, children 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. The industry likes a clean slate.

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 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 for AMTC's in-person SHINE audition and information session. There is a $50 fee for an eApplication (which includes a virtual one-on-one interview and audition). If you are interested in the fees for AMTC's various programs 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 VIP Webinars, Workshops and Photos Shoots 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.

AMTC's eApplication

Want to Audition for SHINE from Your Own Home?

AMTC's eApplication is a convenient, online alternative to AMTC's in-person auditions. For performers who don’t want to wait for the next SHINE audition in their area or who live at a distance, AMTC’s eApplication is an increasingly popular way to get started. It’s got some cool advantages: it’s convenient, it’s on your time table in your home, and it’s personal. For instructions, check out this video and read the steps and information below:

 

AMTC Founder Carey Lewis Explains eApplication

 

The eApplication Benefit

No Waiting, No Travel And Private Time With An AMTC Scout

  1. Submit the eApplication (below).
  2. The eApplication fee is $50 because of the one-on-one scout time and processing time involved. AMTC's in-person auditions are always free. The audition schedule can be found HERE.
  3. The eApplication fee is non-refundable.
  4. An AMTC scout will schedule your personal appointment within five (5) business days of your submission.
  5. You will be scheduled for an online interview and audition (with a parent, if you're under 18) via Skype, Google Hangout or Zoom. Plan for at least 20 minutes and read all information below beforehand.
  6. Your AMTC scout will contact you with your results within two business days after your audition.
  7. If you pass your audition, you'll be invited to join SHINE.
  8. If you do not pass the audition, you will receive feedback and advice. You may try AMTC's classes, shoots, webinars and open mics to get connected and grow your talents. Feel free to apply or audition again after working on the areas that are recommended for improvement. AMTC Grad, So You Think You Can Dance All Star and Ellen Show DJ Stephen 'Twitch' Boss didn't make it his first try onto SYTYCD! But he worked hard and tried again and is now one of the most famous dancers in the country.
 

Begin Your eApplication

IMPORTANT: This form is not where you register for your in-person, SHINE Audition. For the Audition Schedule, click here

This eApplication form is where you register if you want apply to SHINE via virtual video audition from your own home. Please note: there is a $50 convenience and processing fee for eApplication because of the personal scout time involved. For more on how eApplication works, read above.

The eApplication fee is non-refundable.

Questions? please email helpdesk@shine.us or call 888-AMTC-NOW.