NOVEMBER 6-10, 2024



Resume Building Workshops                  (Thursday evening & Friday Morning)

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 and add A-list resume credits to your resume and you will receive a printed certificate of completion.

Included in package B "Star Development." Can add if in Package A.

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 a 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 Nowak, 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 (Friday and Saturday Evening)

Discovery Elite Competition

The judges will score participants in each showcase.  The top contestants in each showcase are recognized as Discovery Elite Finalists and receive a Discovery Spotlight Gold Finalist Medallion. The highest scoring finalist in each of the seven divisions are named a Discovery Elite Overall winner.  Discovery Elite winners receive our Gold and Black Overall Winner Cup Trophy and a full scholarship to a future event and an invitation to become a Discovery Spotlight Brand Ambassador.  The more competitions you are in, the more likely your are to receive callbacks and awards as the agents and scouts will be judging and attending the competitions they are scouting for. We encourage to add more competitions to enhance your experience and exposure.   The competition scores do not affect call-back selections.

Over $200,000 of scholarships will be awarded.


Callbacks with agents and scouts

Callback Interviews with Agents and Scouts, Times TBD

In-person callbacks will take place Friday Evening or Saturday morning from 8AM-10AM for Actors and Models that are not participating in Singing and Dancing. Callbacks for Dancers and Singers will be 10:30AM-Noon. 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.