Virtual Expo

February 16 - 18, 2024


Showcase - February 16-18, 2024

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 - February 18, 2024

Throughout the expo weekend, our scouts score our participants in each showcase on a scale of 1 to 10 in two areas – Marketability and Skill. The top two contestants in each division are recognized as our Discovery Elite finalists, with the highest-scoring finalist in each division being named a Discovery Elite winner.

A contestant can be a finalist in only one category. Should a participant earn the top score in multiple categories, he or she will be recognized as a finalist in the category in which they received their highest marks.

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 $30,000 of scholarships will be awarded.


Workshops - February 16, 2024

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.