Virtual Expo



Showcases  Thursday

Modeling, Acting, Singing, Dancing, Photography, and Personality Videos

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. Star Development Package B includes a personality video so the scouts can get to know your even more.

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Dance, Singing, Modeling & Acting Showcases

Awards Ceremony - Monday

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 being named a Discovery Elite Overall winner.  Finalists are recognized and receive a Discovery Elite Finalist certificate and a $1,000 scholarship. Judges will also pick an overall model, singer, dancer, and actor for a full scholarship to a future event. The competition scores do not affect call-back selections.

Discovery Elite Overall Winners will receive a full scholarship to a future event and be considered for a Discovery Spotlight Brand Ambassador.

Over $100,000 of scholarships will be awarded.


Workshops - Thursday

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 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


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.