WHY Discovery Spotlight

4 Days
4 Divisions
5 Workshops
7 Competitions
1 Exciting Event!

Discovery Spotlight has a proven track record of networking models and talent with the most influential agents, recruiters and casting directors in the entertainment industry. The Expo is much more than just a model and talent showcase though. Beyond the training workshops and networking with show business professionals, the Expo is structured to teach assertiveness and independence, build confidence and self worth, and stress the importance of preparedness and hard work. We truly believe that discovery starts within.

Our Story


“I think this showcase will break that ice for newcomer actors. The best thing about the [expo] is opportunity for a lot of people in the smaller market[s] trying to make it to Hollywood. A lot of people could get discovered.” —Antwon Tanner, Actor, Moesha, The Parkers, and One Tree Hill

“An event like this gives people an opportunity who may never be discovered to get in a room with a bunch of people who are entertainment professionals, and get to mingle.” —Timothy Woodward, Professional Actor and Director

“There are not many places you are going to be able to come in and see this many agents, casting directors, and others involved in the business in one place.” —Richard Futch, Futch-Mullins Casting

“I think it’s a good way to see several agents at one time. It’s a good learning experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.” —Julie Martin, Agent, Click Model Management / J Pervis Talent

“I have to say in all honesty that this is probably overall the best event that I come to. Your kids are some of the top talent that I’ve seen. I do a lot of these events all the time, all over the country, and you guys have some of the best kids.” —Charlie Winfield, Agent, Funny Face Today, NY

VIP Workshops


The entertainment industry is an ever-changing world, and we want you to be as prepared as possible to deal with it.

Industry Networking

Callbacks with Discovery Spotlight

Each contestant is guaranteed one-on one facetime with participating scouts, agents or producer they receives a call-back from.

Top Scouts and Agents

Top scouts and agents with Discovery Spotlight Model & Talent Expo

We strive to give our contestants exposure to top markets, which means only including the best agents and scouts.

Trophies & Scholarships

Learn more about the Discovery Spotlight trophies and scholarships.

Top performers in each talent showcase division earn trophies, medals and other prizes, including cash awards and scholarships.

Hands-on Instruction

Hands-on Instruction

Our pre-expo orientation helps contestants feel prepared and confident once the actual showcase begins.

Pre-Event Training Guides

Training Guides

The entertainment industry is an ever-changing world, and we want you to be as prepared as possible to deal with it.

Invitation Only

Limited Participants

We limit participation to a select number of contestants to make certain each individual receives an effective amount of exposure.

VIP After Party

Wrap Party

After all of the excitement is over, contestants and observers can let loose, celebrate their accomplishments, and mingle with all the new friends they met.

Inner Development

Inner Development

We offer families and contestants of all ages an opportunity for personal growth and development, all while having a blast!

At a Glance

Choice of up to three (7) Showcases

  • Workshops taught by recognizable national scouts, agents, and casting directors
  • Option to add-on Hands-on training for all contestants the first day of the Expo.
  • Networking with all VIP’s and scouts
  • Entry into our Discovery Elite Competition for the chance to win trophies, medals, and other prizes
  • Photography Review to showcase your photos to all attending scouts
  • Admission to the After Party
  • Pre-expo training guides
  • Fundraising assistance packet
  • Memories and inner development that will last a lifetime