Be A Part Of SHINE Tour 2017
1. An AMTC scout will review your application within 2-3 business days.
NOTE: If your application is incomplete and/or does not have an acceptable, attached video and/or link to a video, your application will not be reviewed.
2. If you pass your audition, acceptance emails will come back to you within 2-3 business days of submission from your personal Admissions Advisor. It will include scout notes, additional instructions and a link where you can accept, reserve your place in the upcoming SHINE Tour and get officially registered.
NOTE: If you do not pass your audition, an advice or rejection email will come back to you within 2-3 business days of submission.
3. A member of your SHINE Prep Team will contact you with how to log in to START2SHINE.ORG, get scheduled for your workshops, reserve your Photo Shoot and book your hotel.
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 YOU.
Started in 1982, AMTC's SHINE Conference is a 3-day, invitation-only event. It brings God's rising stars before VIP's in film, fashion, music and theatre in a safe, faith-based environment. 2017 events are scheduled in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Orlando. Christians get screen, stage and seminar time (as well as one-on-one interviews) 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.
Below are members of Actors, Models & Talent for Christ's panel of industry professionals who scout and approve performers for admission into the prestigious SHINE Tour Events.
Carey Lewis is the Chief Serving Officer of AMTC. She received the torch to bring excellence into the entertainment industry from her supermodel mother. Yet Carey’s biggest accomplishment has not been leading AMTC for 30 years, but learning to follow God. She became a late-in-life committed Christian in 2006. “I was transformed from a burned-out 51-year-old CEO to now a 58-year-old girl on a mission. I am thankful to know my purpose and watch God’s plan unfold.”
Adam She is AMTC's Executive Director and day-to-day leader. He joined AMTC in 2004 under its founder, Carey Lewis. Adam was instrumental in guiding AMTC's transformation from a company to a ministry. Although he was not raised as a believer, in 2008, Adam met God in a dream. Once he was in, he was 100% in. Today, Adam's skills in business rest upon his dependence on Jesus and commitment to prayer. He is an extraordinarily humble, fair-minded and gifted man of God.
Austen Williams has been modeling, acting, singing and dancing for nearly 25 years. Clients include Southern Weddings, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ruehl, Ford Motor Cars, Hanes, Leggs, Sony, American Airlines, Pfizer, Prevention Magazine, K-Swiss, MTV, The Firm, Vibe Magazine and Best Body Magazine. She also serves regularly as co-host for teen talk show, InSight. Most recently she won the title of Mrs. America 2014 and will go on to compete at Mrs. World in May 2014. She also has a Bachelors degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
John 'Jontez' Montes is a Professional Singer featured on Daystar's “Marcus & Joni.” He is a Dove Award Nominee for Album of the Year 2014 (Spanish).John is a Member of the Award-Winning group “Ten” on NBC’s Sing-Off. He also works in Artist Development, Management, and Publishing. John worked with Bishop T.D. Jakes, Justine Timberlake and Kirk Franklin. He is an internationally recognized performer, who has toured the US, Europe, China and South America.
Award-winning actress and international model, Jenn Gotzon brings a natural radiance, emotional depth and transformative ability to her work. With 2 Oscar-nominated films, under her belt, Jenn's developed an uplifting brand as an American leading lady in wholesome and redemptive movies. She has also been an international cosmetic model for a Christian-based makeup line in China. Check out Jenn's impressive IMDB here.
Bob Wiley is a Navy Veteran and professional corporate spokesperson, who left business as usual to pursue his passion for God and acting, never dreaming those two goals would match so perfectly in this 21st century age of media. Since then, Bob has been in countless theatre productions, films, commercials and industrials. He also travel on behalf of Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.
Susan Mayoralgo has an extensive media background from working in the national DC headquarters of USA Today. She is the search and admissions director for AMTC internationally. Susan is the mother of a rising teen fashion model. Her great eye and heart made a way for some of AMTC’s biggest stars to move forward, including Ricardo Hurtado.
Gina’s background in the arts began as a teen when she toured Europe in a Jazz Band. She later became a teacher in ministry, public and private schools for nearly 10 years prior to joining AMTC. After bringing her own super-talented children to SHINE, Gina began to serve in AMTC's ministry as the Dallas Co-Team Leader, where she guides new performers, both physically and spiritually.
Tyler Hutchinson is a Director for Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) U.S. and Artistic Director for CYT Dallas. He has been a Musical Theatre Performer in Equity and non-Equity shows. Tyler is an Artistic Consultant for After Eden Films, International. He has toured the U.S. and South Africa with the cast of the acclaimed anti-human trafficking film: Eight Days. Tyler's most recent project is Color Me You (SAG-AFTRA Film).
Aubrey Cohorst is a former Los Angeles Talent Manager, who worked for Discover Mgmt. She scouted internationally for models, film, television, Broadway and commercials. In addition, she in an L.A. Acting Coach and has directed dozens of shows in numerous theaters around L.A. Aubrey is also the mother of Ainsley Rose, a successful actress/singer/songwriter, who is working steadily in the entertainment industry. She love to find, help and nurture new talent.
Scott Hamilton is the Team Leader of AMTC’s Seattle Hub. He is a professional musician who has performed all over the world. Classically trained, Scott sang “Nessun Dorma” to a standing ovation at SHINE, and Scott regularly sings the national anthem at professional sporting events. He is also a full time high school music teacher, directing choir, band, and orchestra.
As a woman of God, Tanjie is working out her calling to develop the Midwest’s best talent–both physically and spiritually. She is a model, actress and stylist who oversees AMTC Chicago’s team of Talent Consultants, as well as each performer’s personal progress. Tanjie’s husband and child are signed and working with major agents.
Tanjie is also the CEO of Stylish & Fit, transforming the lives and bodies of over 400 people.
Brandin Jay is a Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Director, Choreographer and Playwright working in ATL, NY and L.A. He has performed with Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber and Usher. He is most known for the films Disney’s Let It Shine, “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence and the new film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Oscar winner, Ang Lee. Brandin is also the creative director of 3 signed musical groups, Glamour, LOUD, and Pink Heart.
Professional model for the past 6 years, after winning Overall Fashion Model at AMTC’s SHINE Conference as a teen, Demi Craven is a regular print model for companies such as Dillards and JC Penny. While modeling, Demi graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Education. She is a frequently sought runway model for designers and stores like Neiman Marcus. Demi coaches and consults in the areas of modeling, grooming and performance.
Antoine Scott is a professional comedian, actor, emcee, scout and coach. Antoine’s television appearances include Showtime at the Apollo and TV One’s comedy show with Bill Bellamy: Who Got Jokes. Antoine has opened for Patti Labelle, Musiq Soulchild and other great recording artists. He has shared the stage with other top comedians like Kevin Hart, Monique, Mike Epps and D.L. Hughley. He performs at Improvs and Funnybones Comedy Clubs across the country, as well as shows touring national colleges.
Sandy Fantauzzi is a commercial Model, Actress and Educator from Puerto Rico, raised in Boston. She has worked for Seaworld, Suntrust, Boating Life Magazine, Modern Bride Magazine, Publix, Olive Garden, Golf Channel, Audi, Chevrolet, Physicians Mutual and Nexium. Sandy has a BFA in Theatre. She has trained at 2nd City and directed over 75 live productions and film projects across the USA and Ireland.
Keegan is an actor, model, emcee and spokesperson. He has done print campaigns for Coca-A-Cola, AT&T, Delta, Chick-Fil-A and Home Depot, worked with fashion clients like Calvin Klein, Macy's, Belk, Dillard's and Pantene Pro-V. Keegan has done national commercials like Xfinity with Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, Rooms To Go, AT&T and Chevrolet. He has appeared on TV shows like House of Payne (Tyler Perry), Killer Couples (Oxygen), Homicide Hunter (ID) and Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime).
Regan Floria has been singing and acting professionally since the age of 3. At 10, she began booking commercials and shows, like Full House and Boy Meets Word Regan continues to tour, record, produce, direct and coach. Her new album, “Misread,” and two feature films are coming out in 2017. Regan’s husband and 3 children are also signed and working with major L.A. agencies.
Ten years ago, JoAnn Smolen left success in the Atlanta corporate world to become an agent, manager, and mother of a rising child star in Los Angeles. When JoAnn began working with Rage Models and Discover Mgmt., she was one of just a few publicly professing Christians in Hollywood. Now grooming new stars with After Eden Mgmt, JoAnn sees Christians rising throughout entertainment.
Lynda is an Actress, Commercial Model, Writer, Director and Comedian. Her clients include Disney, Universal, Seaworld, Suntrust, Boating Life Magazine, Modern Bride Magazine, Publix, Olive Garden, Golf Channel, Audi, Chevrolet, Physicians Mutual and Nexium. She has a BFA in Theatre and trained at 2nd City.
Michelle Nunez is part of AMTC's strong team in the New York/New Jersey hub. As a woman of God and former singer, she joined AMTC on behalf of her son Tyler (a.k.a. TyAlaxandar, a successful rapper, model, actor, dancer and founder of FitToFlow, a non-profit to help inner city kids). In the process of Ty's rise, Michelle discovered her own calling to help scout, develop and guide other stars for God.