Since its inception in 1982, AMTC has welcomed models, actors, singers, dancers and comedians from around the world. AMTC, (Actors, Models & Talent for Christ) is host to a biannual talent convention, the SHINE event, held at the world-famous Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. Promising contestants have the opportunity to perform in front of the world’s leading agents, casting directors, managers and music industry executives on one exciting stage. These participants are children, teens and adults looking to showcase their talent and finesse in Runway Modeling, Photography, Swimsuit, TV Commercials, Monologue, Dance, Singing, Improv, Stand-Up Comedy, and more.
Since success in the entertainment field is ultimately based on what talents you possess and who you know, SHINE is the perfect venue to bridge that gap. It is a true gift to have multiple agents, casting directors, etc., brought to you in one unique forum rather than traveling the world to visit each one individually. Many people hoping to break into the business spend years traveling for auditions and meeting with agencies, all requiring extensive travel plans, scheduling, and hotel stays. SHINE simplifies this process to make it more economical, safer and a more efficient use of time for prospective talent and their families. SHINE is a multi-generational, well-respected family business that exhibits an inviting, safe, family atmosphere throughout their conventions.
Not only is SHINE an extraordinary talent convention, but it also an educational event. Almost 50 VIP seminars (Children’s Modeling & Acting, The WOW Factor, Fashion Modeling in New York, and Acting Industry Panel Discussions, just to name a few), are offered during this six-day convention. Contestants are given many unique opportunities to learn different aspects of the entertainment world and to hear it firsthand from leading industry experts. AMTC does an exceptional job at scheduling seminars to offer something for everyone, and to ensure each day is meticulously planned to make the most of your experience.
Hoffman International has had the honor of attending AMTC’s SHINE event since 1991. Each year, Hoffman spends several weeks training their contestants leading up to the elite summer convention. Kim Hoffman spends countless hours with each contestant preparing them for their competitions ahead, and extracting their best attributes so they truly shine on stage through projection, confidence and technique. She is instrumental in their unique wardrobe selections and goes through full dress rehearsals with all contestants before they depart for Florida.
AMTC AWARDS RECEIVED 2013
Spirit Award: Phoebe Beachner
Overall Female Child Finalists: Samantha Hembree, Chandler Steger, Landre Van Mol, Shayleigh Lawson, Brooke Burris, Saylor Zurcher, Shae Smith, Sydney Nieweg
Overall Female Actor Finalist: Shayleigh Lawson
Overall Male Teen Lifestyle Model: Max Dickinson ~ Overall Winner
Overall Female Teen Lifestyle Model Finalist: Danielle Rahto
Overall Female Teen Actor Finalists: Ella Howells & Shayleigh Lawson
Overall Female Fashion Model Finalist: Chloie Costello