SHINE IS...

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. Please see the short, "What Is SHINE" video below.

LIVE YOUR CALLING

It's your time. Get in the field. Make your dreams a reality. Multiply the gifts and talents God gave you. 

VIP SEMINARS

VIP workshops, seminars, panel discussions. Insider information and contacts with the pros. By SHINE's end, you'll know more than most wanna-be performers pounding the streets in Hollywood or New York. 

VIP workshops, seminars, panel discussions. Insider information and contacts with the pros. By SHINE's end, you'll know more than most wanna-be performers pounding the streets in Hollywood or New York. 

"WHAT IS SHINE?" VIDEO

INTERVIEW WITH VIPs 1-ON-1

On the last day of SHINE, you get to meet 1-on-1 with career-launching VIPs in film, fashion, music and theater- both through callbacks and open interviews. Priceless contacts are made.

On the last day of SHINE, you get to meet 1-on-1 with career-launching VIPs in film, fashion, music and theater- both through callbacks and open interviews. Priceless contacts are made.

BE SEEN BY CAREER MAKERS

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). 

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). 

FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN PERFORMERS

At the SHINE Conference, you'll meet people like you: performers with the faith and courage to walk out their calling. SHINE is a family bringing encouragement, safety and accountability. Lifelong friends are made. "I've finally found my people!" (Lyndsay, AMTC Grad)

At the SHINE Conference, you'll meet people like you: performers with the faith and courage to walk out their calling. SHINE is a family bringing encouragement, safety and accountability. Lifelong friends are made. "I've finally found my people!" (Lyndsay, AMTC Grad)

EARN SCHOLARSHIPS TO TOP TALENT PROGRAMS

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 scholarship dollars are awarded at SHINE than any event in the nation.

mEET INDUSTRY PROS lIKE tHESE...

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

GRAD BENEFITS

When AMTC Performers complete the Start2SHINE Prep program and the SHINE Conference, they become SHINE Grads. But the relationship with AMTC does not end. You are family. AMTC intends for you to continue to utilize its resources and grow. Nor does the education stop. Industry needs change, so performers must stay on top of their game.