Virtual Expo

November 2 - 5, 2023


Showcase - November 2-5, 2023

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, 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

Awards Ceremony - November 5, 2023

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 certificate and a $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.

Finalists receive a Discovery Elite Finalist certificate and scholarship, while Elite Winners additionally receive a Discovery Spotlight trophy, a cash prize and other gifts.

Over $100,000 of scholarships will be awarded.


Workshops - November 4, 2023

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.

For 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


Callbacks with agents and scouts

Virtual Callback Interviews with Agents and Scouts

These will be held during the following week and based on request and scheduled individually by agents and scouts.

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.