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How to Prepare for your AMTC Audition

ABOUT AMTC AND THIS AUDITION:

What is AMTC?

Actors, Models and Talent for Christ (AMTC) is a 501c3 non-profit ministry dedicated to making good bolder in film, fashion, music and theater. Through a unique faith-based education program, AMTC teaches performers how to become positive role models in the entertainment industry, then introduces them to top media executives through its famous international talent conference called SHINE—now in its 32nd year.

AMTC follows the Great Commission of Jesus Christ by preparing actors, models, singers, dancers and comedians go into the world of arts and entertainment with love and excellence—as reflections of Christ and His truth. We believe media is the most important mission field on earth. Isaiah 60:1-3 is our call to action and God’s plan of fulfillment. Please see AMTC’s main website: AMTCworld.org

What am I auditioning for exactly?

You are auditioning for an opportunity to join the ministry of AMTC, headlined by the international SHINE Conference and The Bridge Training Program. Other AMTC features and programs include:

2) A fellowship of Christian performers in the major cities of entertainment: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Denver and Orlando; 3) Daily Devotions for entertainers; 4) A Christian Casting Service used by Christian and mainstream casting directors; 5) A free Rise to SHINE workshop; 6) Various other services, events and gatherings to prepare God’s talent for the mission field of media. Please see AMTC’s main website: AMTCworld.org

What VIPs attend the international SHINE Conference?

The AMTC SHINE Conference in Orlando is attended by 50-100 of the top Agents, Managers, Casting Directors, and Music Industry Professionals in the world—from both Christian and mainstream media. We believe it is the physical fulfillment of Isaiah 60:3 ‘Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.’ AMTC consider Isaiah 60:1-3 as the Great Commission of God’s performers. For more on the scouts, take a look at the VIP Section of our main website: AMTCworld.org

Who gets a callback?

AMTC calls back performers we believe are mission-minded, who possess a teachable spirit and have an earnest desire to become role models in the entertainment industry. AMTC maintains high performance standards. We prayerfully consider each audition.

If I get a callback, what happens next?

If you receive a callback for SHINE, you will be invited back the next day for official registration, as well as personal coaching with the AMTC professional scouts who have come onsite as judges. You will become a part of The Bridge Training Program in preparation for the international SHINE Conference. *If you are traveling in from out-of-town, plan to stay the extra day if possible. Please see AMTC’s main website: AMTCworld.org

How much does an audition cost?

AMTC does not charge a fee for the information session and audition. If you receive a callback, you will be invited to one of two events:

1) AMTC’s international six-day SHINE Conference, which includes The Bridge Training Program, and a national photo session. Tuition, fees, scholarships and discounts are clearly detailed in the FAQ’s on our main website, AMTCworld.com.

2) AMTC’s Rise to SHINE Workshop is a unique one-day seminar by an industry professional offered at no charge to a select group of God’s rising performers.

What if I’m not sure I’m ready to audition?

You don’t have to audition. Come and check it out! The AMTC information session welcomes anyone interested in finding out more about AMTC, but especially the mission field of entertainment—and how we see God moving within it. We also list what we believe are the qualifications to become a talent missionary for God.

WHAT TO WEAR:

What should I wear to the audition?

Dress in neat, casual, age-appropriate clothes—nothing dressy, nothing sexy. Keep your appearance fresh and clean. If you wear makeup, keep it minimal or none at all. We like to see your hair natural. If it’s curly, wear it curly. If it’s straight, wear it straight. This will give us the best idea of what you really look like.

Should singers or dancers bring costumes?

Singers and dancers should not wear costumes or any special makeup.

WHAT TO BRING & DO:

Do I need to bring a picture or a headshot?

If possible, bring a snapshot that we can keep. *We may take an additional photo on site with your AMTC audition number.

What will I do?

Actors prepare a 30 second – one minute monologue, or read a script provided onsite by AMTC.
Models walk for our Scout. Special shoes are unnecessary. Stay natural.
Singers prepare a 30 second – one minute song without accompaniment. (Exceptions: songwriters may bring guitars or keyboards.)
Dancers prepare a 30 second – one minute routine. (Bring music and your own boom box or speakers.)
Comedians prepare a 30 second – one minute stand up routine.

Everyone must read a script. Download sample audition scripts

Is there an application to fill out?

We encourage you to fill out the AMTC audition application online, print it, and bring it with you. If you forget it or are unable to print it, you can fill one out on site.

Can I bring babies and toddlers?

The minimum age to audition is 4. As far as bringing toddlers to watch you or a family member audition, an AMTC audition is fun, but serious. If your children are too small to sit quietly through the information session and audition, please leave them with a baby-sitter and/or bring a baby-sitter who can keep them in the foyer.

Should I bring a parent?

We encourage teens and adults to bring both parents, a spouse, or anyone who loves you and is interested in your future. AMTC is a life changing event and a one-of-a-kind company. Your loved ones will not only learn more about AMTC, but also about the entertainment industry in general, including how it works for performers who seek to honor God. In addition, they will get to watch you audition and meet the scout.

MORE AUDITION DETAILS:

What are you looking for at an AMTC audition?

AMTC is looking for actors, models, singers, dancers and comedians who love God and feel called to perform: ages 4 – 84!

What is the audition process like?

The AMTC audition is more than an audition. It begins with an information session: an insider look at the entertainment industry as a mission field—and how you and/or your loved one might might be qualified and called to this role. The information session is first and usually takes 1-1.5 hours. After the information session, individual auditions begin. The entire process takes about 2-4 hours, depending on your arrival how many people are auditioning during your time period.

*Video and photography is prohibited.

Will my audition be private or in front of a group of people?

Both options are offered. You can choose between auditions in the main ballroom or private break-out rooms.

Is my child ready to audition?

Does your child love to perform? Kids who are gifted for the entertainment industry often (but not always) start performing around their house at an early age; they may mimic TV commercials or put on skits for family and friends; they speak easily to strangers; they are verbal and smart. Some are beautiful. Some are characters! The most important attribute for children in modeling or entertainment is an outgoing personality! Your child must be at least 4 years old. (Occasionally, AMTC will accept a very mature 3 year old.)

Can I audition in more than one category?

Yes. You are encouraged to audition in whatever you feel called to do: acting, modeling, singing, or dance—even stand up (or all five).

If I am primarily interested in singing, modeling, or dance, do I have to read a script?

Yes. Everyone must perform a script. No matter how gifted you are in modeling, singing or dance, acting is the foundation of the entertainment industry—including music, fashion and theater. Give it your best effort. We don’t expect you to be a pro. If you excel in your primary talent, AMTC has coaches who will teach you how to act, if you are willing.

You can download an AMTC script, prepare a short monologue (30 seconds), or get a script on site.

Can groups perform?

Singing or dancing groups are welcome to audition as an ensemble. However, we will also want to see you individually, depending on the group size. Group size maximum is four. *We do not have time for band set ups.