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Hector Banos

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 16:36 Posted by Clash Saturday, 25 June 2016 01:11


STORIES FROM THE MISSION FIELD from AMTC (Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ)

"HOMELAND WAS FUN. WE HAD A SHOOTOUT AND I WAS A TERRORIST...

"After nearly leaving his AMTC audition early, Hector Banos decided to wait and see if the Lord was calling him into show business. Today this full-time actor, model and stunt coordinator realizes he made the right decision, coming to the conclusion that following your dreams can be as simple as going confidently in the direction God is leading you.

You are currently the Director of Talent at Lemon Production Company. Tell us about how you got involved with them, and what it is you do there.

   

Roald Lidal, President of NEXT Manga

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 June 2016 08:33 Posted by Clash Saturday, 18 June 2016 01:36


Name, Age, and State:
Roald Lidal, 68, born and raised in Norway and after spending 44 years in Japan now again living in Norway

Job-title: President of NEXT, Board Chairman of New Life Ministries, Japan

Web/blog site URL: nextmanga.com and newlifeministries.jp

Give us your job description in 25 words or less. Lead the work of expanding the world-wide ministry of NEXT, overseeing translation into new languages, seeking new partnerships for distribution and spearheading fundraising.

   

Maurice Brown

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 16:33 Posted by Clash Saturday, 18 June 2016 01:11


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"WHEN YOU’RE PERFORMING IN STANDUP COMEDY, YOU’RE STARING DOWN A GUN."Stand-up comedy can be brutal, especially today in the world of anything goes, uncensored content and no-holds-barred entertainment. Many Christian performers, not wanting to be a part of the mainstream crowd, have ventured off to form their own comedy troupes, video series, and solo acts. Then there’s SHINE SUMMER ‘13 grad Maurice Brown. Once a radio announcer and sports radio host, Maurice is now a stand-up comedian on a mission: to take his self-described brand of clean comedy to clubs around the US, and open the minds of hearts of everyday people to see Jesus. We sat down with Maurice to discuss his calling, and how being funny can actually become a positive career move.

How long have you been doing comedy?

   

Timothy TV Cao

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 16:30 Posted by Clash Saturday, 11 June 2016 01:11


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"I REALIZED, ALL RIGHT, GOD’S ON MY SIDE..."

Some performers have a knack for dance. All they need is a stage and pair of tap shoes, cue the lights and watch them go. Other AMTC grads are gifted actors. They take a script, a few musical numbers, and turn their sight toward the performance of a lifetime. Then there’s 14-year old Timothy TV Cao, dancer and recent star of Broadway’s Matilda at the Shubert Theatre in New York City. Timothy has been featured in several national commercials including spots for Nickelodeon and Mattel and recently had a guest-starring role on the CBS television program Limitless. In addition, he has also been featured in a Jill Scott music video. We sat down recently with Timothy and his mom Orelle to discuss his current career and adventures since graduating from SHINE Winter ’14.

When did you first get the acting bug?

   

"IT’S OK TO BE LOUD AND DIFFERENT"

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 17:34 Posted by Clash Saturday, 26 March 2016 01:11


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"IT’S OK TO BE LOUD AND DIFFERENT..."Meet Emma Elle Roberts. An actress, model, and native of Atlanta, Georgia, Emma has appeared in print ads and magazines including shoots for Smuckers, Vogue Italia, Jute, and Borealis. Recently, she wrapped two leading roles in the feature films Gracia and I’m Not Ashamed, having previously landed parts in Insurgent and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. While Emma may appear to have success on her side, she attests it is God who has given her favor, honoring her persistence and abilities every step of the way.

   

Kristen Newton, aka “DJ KB

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Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016 06:38 Posted by Clash Saturday, 13 February 2016 01:11


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"YEAH. YOU NEED TO DO THIS."David Guetta. Swedish House Mafia. Skrillex. With a growing number of fans and a billion dollar industry riding on their backs, these once obscure DJs are now household names. But where does God fit into this growing movement? Enter Kristen Newton, aka “DJ KB”- disc jockey for the Indiana Pacers, WNBA’s Indiana Fever, and recent deejay for dance choreographer Wildabeast. Delivering a fresh sound and faith based perspective, this self-described “musicion-ary” and AMTC grad is serving the Lord through her music, while putting Christ on the map.

Your debut album with Level 3:16 (now known as 6 Way Street ) charted #1 on R&B/Hip Hop Christian SoundScan Chart, #1 on Christian Rap Amazon MP3, and #1 on Christian Contemporary Music Amazon MP3, all in the first week. That’s exciting! Were you expecting that much success early on?

   

Mike Madden, Director of Development

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:10 Posted by Clash Saturday, 06 February 2016 01:36


Name, Age, and State:
Mike Madden, 43, Texas

Job-title: Director of Development

Web/blog site URL: www.KingdomGames.com

Give us your job description in 25 words or less. As Dir. of Development, I am responsible for the long term scheduling and budgets for the game development projects, along with day to day management of the development team.

   

Dennis Lockman

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016 06:37 Posted by Clash Saturday, 30 January 2016 01:11


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"I WAS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION..."Being chosen to play varsity as a high school freshman, Dennis Lockman was confident in his passion for basketball. All of this came to a halt when he had knee surgery, and God began calling him into the entertainment industry. Dennis attended SHINE Summer 2010 and 2013, and has been a success in the industry ever since. He has won several national dance championships, and was the fist hip hop artist to ever win the national competition, Show Stopper. With plans to pursue an acting, modeling and dancing career, Dennis is listening to God’s voice.

When did you realize that you wanted to be involved in entertainment?

   

Ricardo Hurtado

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016 06:43 Posted by Clash Saturday, 23 January 2016 01:11


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"MY CHARACTER IS PRETTY SICK. I'M FREDDY, THE DRUMMER."16-year-old Ricardo Hurtado landed a leading role on Nickelodeon’s new series, School of Rock. We sat down with Ricardo and his Mom, Ofelia, to discuss his new show, his journey through AMTC, and the hard work it takes getting cast in a program for major network television.

Describe your journey since SHINE. You have been up to a lot!

   

“Entertainment shapes culture…”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:49 Posted by Clash Saturday, 09 January 2016 01:11


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Alex Keeley is moving away. Soon, she’ll be traveling to eleven countries with a team of missionaries to spread God’s love across the globe. Originally from the small farming community of Charlotte, Michigan, Alex is currently employed at AMTC’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta, along with her Mom, Julia, and sister, Meagan. We sat down with Alex to discuss her future in missions, her heart for performers, and her advice to those who wish to pursue excellence during their time with Actors, Models and Talent for Christ.

How long have you been with AMTC?

   

Lyndsay Ricketson

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 January 2016 07:29 Posted by Clash Saturday, 02 January 2016 01:11


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“This seems terrifying! How am I going to provide for myself?”

Lyndsay Ricketson never intended to be an actress. In fact, she was once afraid to perform. Hard to believe with a growing resume that now spans over twenty-five roles as a soloist and an artist in professional theatre. Along with her faith in God and the encouragement from AMTC, Lindsay currently enjoys a career as an actress in Atlanta. Working steadily in musicals and plays, and even consulting for AMTC from time to time, Lindsey brings a fresh perspective on the importance of pursuing excellence and stewarding the talents the Lord has given us.

You graduated from Berry College with a B.A. in Musical Theatre. Obviously you’re serious about performing. How did AMTC help you take what you’ve learned in school and apply it to a career in professional theatre?

   

“We were dancing on lunch tables…”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2015 08:49 Posted by Clash Saturday, 05 December 2015 01:11


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When Charles IV attended SHINE nearly two years ago, he had one goal in mind: to become an actor. Little did he know that after arriving, his dream would come true! A finalist in SHINE Winter 2014, Charles has since moved to Los Angeles and landed principle roles in many commercials including campaigns for K-Mart, Gogurt, ESPN, and Nike. Recently, he was featured on the upcoming Nickelodeon sitcom Homeroom, and at the ambitious age of eleven, has no plans of slowing down his career. We caught up with Charles and his dad Charles III to discuss the ins and outs of show business and the importance of seeking Christ first when making decisions.

When did God call you to be an actor?

   

“I like shaking things up…”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2015 07:51 Posted by Clash Saturday, 28 November 2015 01:11


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You’ve seen him around. He may look familiar to you, but you can’t place it. There’s that welcoming smile, mixed with an air of confidence that seems to suggest you are in the right place. A few minutes more and you realize you’ve got it- it’s that guy from all of the AMTC posters! His name is Jordan Black- but he’s more than just a friendly face. Jordan is the perfect example of someone who has taken his platform as a model and entertainer very seriously. His passion transcends the spotlight, and moves into a place that cries out for social justice. As an anti-sex trafficking advocate, youth leader and frequent volunteer at the Dream Center, an organization that seeks to meet the needs of the public in areas of poverty, addiction and homelessness in Los Angeles, California, Jordan hopes to be the salt and light in a sea of change sweeping through streets of Hollywood and beyond.

   

“If we’re too religious…”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2015 07:47 Posted by Clash Saturday, 21 November 2015 01:11


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Jovian Jiminez is the total package. A comedian, youth pastor and singer, Jovian took AMTC by storm when he received a standing ovation and became a finalist in the Standup and Overall Adult Singer Showcases at SHINE Summer 2012. Born in Panama, Central America and now native to Ocala, Florida, Jovian travels to many countries leading worship and sharing Christ with kids and adults through his unique brand of comedic ministry. Also a model, actor and activist, Jovian is using his talents to tell others about Jesus while unknowingly becoming a multi-cultural icon.

   

DJ KB: Turned Up 4 JC

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Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015 10:19 Posted by Clash Saturday, 14 November 2015 01:11


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David Guetta. Swedish House Mafia. Skrillex. With a growing number of fans and a billion dollar industry riding on their backs, these once obscure DJs are now household names. But where does God fit into this growing movement? Enter Kristen Newton, aka “DJ KB”- disc jockey for the Indiana Pacers, WNBA’s Indiana Fever, and recent deejay for dance choreographer Wildabeast. Delivering a fresh sound and faith based perspective, this self-described “musicion-ary” and AMTC grad is serving the Lord through her music, while putting Christ on the map.

   

World Changers 101: A Call for Teenagers...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:32 Posted by Clash Saturday, 31 October 2015 01:26


World Changers 101: A Call for Teenagers to Live Radically for Christ

By Esther Grace Seim*

"When I grow up, I want to be a doctor," I would say. Like many kids, the seven year-old "me" had my future set. Six years later, that dream came to a screeching halt, when, while sitting in a college biology lecture with a raging headache and sore note-taking hand, I decided that a left-brained career wasn't for me.

   

TC Stallings Changing Lives by Saying “No”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015 05:47 Posted by Clash Saturday, 24 October 2015 01:11


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TC Stallings Changing Lives by Saying “No”

Cleveland native TC Stallings was bitten by the acting bug early. School plays and church productions kept him fulfilled, but his dreams soon shifted to professional football. He attended the University of Louisville on a full scholarship, eventually moving into a career in Canadian and European Arena League football. His last professional game saw him win the European Super Bowl and he was named his team’s MVP. Having attained his dream, he discovered his passions were turning back to acting. One SHINE conference later, doors of opportunity opened.

   

Model-Turned-Writer tells a Columbine story

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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2015 06:58 Posted by Clash Saturday, 10 October 2015 01:11


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Model-Turned-Writer tells a Columbine story

You may have had her as a Talent Consultant on The Bridge. Or maybe, you spoke with her at SHINE, where along with her husband, Jaco, you can find her encouraging performers to purse their dreams. She is Philipa Booyens: model, writer and activist. She is also a full-time wife and mom devoted to her family and career. We sat down with Philipa recently to discuss her role at AMTC, and what exactly God has called her to this season in life.

How did you first get involved with Actors, Models and Talent for Christ?

   

“We’re a generation waiting to be inspired.”

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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:16 Posted by Clash Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:11


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Daniel Browning is no stranger to the world of dance. A graduate and showcase finalist of AMTC Summer Shine 2013, Daniel currently works as a full time hip- hop instructor and choreographer at Center Stage Dance Academy in Augusta, Georgia. He is the co-founder/ chief executive officer of Dance 2 Inspire, a non- profit dance convention that uses dance to reach a hurting generation and teach kids they have value beyond their performance. Keeping Christ at the center of all he does, Daniel counts himself blessed to share his journey with thousands of young people as he travels the United States, performing and teaching kids and teens from all walks of life.

   

“It’s only possible through Him”...

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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:11 Posted by Clash Saturday, 12 September 2015 01:11


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After completing AMTC SHINE Winter ’08, 8-year-old Eden Wiggins signed with an agent and began auditioning for commercials and roles on television shows. Seven years later, Eden is an actress working full-time, from school musicals, to commercials, day player roles on television, and beyond! What is Eden’s secret? A desire to serve the Lord and be excellent in all He has called her to do!

   
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