July 13, 2015 12:02 ET

Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ Wrap Up 65th International Conference

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - July 13, 2015) - Almost 700 performers were in attendance this year at Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ's 65th biannual SHINE conference. The event, which took place June 29th- July 6th at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida, culminated in a turnout of over 1500 for AMTC, a non-profit ministry that seeks to make good bolder in film, fashion, music and theatre.

AMTC has helped launch the careers of many talented performers, including Diana DeGarmo, AI and Broadway star, Ricardo Hurtado, upcoming star of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, actor/dancer Stephen Boss (tWitch), So You Think You Can Dance celebrity now deejaying on the Ellen Show, and Madisyn Shipman, set to play the leading role of Kenzie on Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers as well as the voice of Violet in the upcoming The Peanuts Movie.

AMTC is a unique Christian talent development company that elevates, equips and encourages amateur and professional performers, ages four and up, to be missionaries in the field of media. Through SHINE, a 6-day conference at The Gaylord Palms in Orlando Florida, performers are exposed to over 70 of the entertainment industry’s top agents, managers, casting directors and record label producers, who attend the conference to recruit new talent. Actors, models, singers, and dancers are prepared through AMTC’s unique Bridge Training Program as well as regional affiliates in the U.S. and abroad.

More than an opportunity to take the stage, SHINE gave AMTC performers the chance to listen to, learn from, and network with the same industry professionals during the week’s exciting seminars, workshops, and chances for one-on-one advice. In addition to the education opportunities available during the week, performers at this Summer’s SHINE convention received over $400,000 in scholarships from the New York Film Academy, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Regents University, and Seacoast School of Worship.

Founded in 1982 by New York model Millie Lewis and her daughter Carey Lewis, AMTC’s vision can be summed up in the words of Executive Director, Adam She: "Our vision to see the Great Commission of Jesus Christ fulfilled in film, fashion, music and theater has been in the making for more than 30 years. Our purpose is simple. Jesus gave us a Great Commission. Our goal is to do our part and encourage others to do theirs."

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