FEBRUARY 16-18, 2024



Workshops (Friday)

Discovery Spotlight is more than just a talent show. We offer exclusive workshops that are taught by industry professionals and scouts. These unique opportunities allow new talent to learn about the entertainment business.

We are currently planning the workshops for our upcoming event.  Please check back for an updated list in the coming months.

By example, the following workshops were offered at our most recent expo:

  • "Model and Talent Audition Techniques" with Michael Good, The Good Acting Studio
  • "Modeling & Print Runway" with Allison Millar, International Model
  • "Fashion Modeling" with Jenni Lubozynski, Click Models Atlanta
  • "Broadway Bound" with Jeremy Sickles, Daniel Hoff Agency
  • "Musical Theatre/Jazz" with with Matthew Prescott, Joffrey Ballet/The Institute for American Musical Theatre NYC
  • "Remote Audition Techniques" with Mallory Levy, DDO Artists Agency, NY/Los Angeles

Showcases (Friday & Saturday)

Discovery Spotlight™ is open to models, actors and performers ages 2 and older. Our talent show is divided into three divisions: Modeling, Performance, and Acting.

  • Models may compete in: Fashion Runway, Swimsuit/Fitness Runway and Jeans Runway competitions.
  • Performers may compete in: Dance and Singing/Vocal competitions.
  • Actors may compete in: TV Commercial, Dramatic Monologue and Comedic Monologue competitions.

Models, actors and performers may showcase their best two headshots, portfolio, and/or performance photographs in our photography review. Contestants will submit two digital photos in advance (via contestant portal upload or email), to be shared with the scouts.

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Dance, Singing, Modeling & Acting Showcases
Award Ceremony

Awards Ceremony (Saturday Evening)

Discovery Elite Competition

The judges will score participants in each showcase.  The top three contestants in each showcase are recognized as our Discovery Elite finalists, with the highest-scoring finalist in each of the four divisions (Modeling, Acting, Singing, Dancing) being named a Discovery Elite Overall winner.  In order to be the Overall Model, you must participate in 2 or more modeling showcases.  The Overall Actor must participate in both commercial and monologue.  Finalists are recognized in the category they receive the highest score and will receive a Discovery Elite Finalist medallion and $1,000 scholarship, while Elite Overall Winners additionally receive our Gold and Black Overall Winner Cup Trophy and industry gifts and a cash prize.  The competition scores do not affect call-back selections.

Age Divisions

Child (100's): age 10 & under
Youth (200's): age 11-17
Young Adult (300's): 18-24
Junior Adult (400's): 25-32
Adult (500's): 33-39
Mature (600's): 40-49
Lifestyle (700's): 50 & over

Over $80,000 of scholarships will be awarded.


Callbacks with agents and scouts

Callback Interviews with Agents and Scouts

In-person callbacks will take place Sunday morning from 9am - 12pm. Callbacks for virtual contestants will be scheduled individually by agents and scouts in the 2 weeks following the expo at time that fits your schedule.

This is an opportunity for selected contestants to interview privately and to share additional photographs, headshots, composite cards, resume, demo, or reel.

This interaction will provide scouts with a better sense of contestants' personalities and overall marketability.