The Spotlight Workshops
You can be your own spotlight in the entertainment industry! On select Saturday mornings at CBS Studios, we host all sorts of entertainment industry workshops for creative professionals to continue to explore their crafts and to take their entertainment careers to the next level. We bring in successful professionals as instructors so you can get the broadest and most up-to-date understanding of every aspect of the entertainment industry. In every workshop, not only will you learn important details of the industry, but you will obtain keys and strategies you immediately can put into play with your own projects and your own career.
Everything You Need to Know About Creating The Budget
for Your Film
Instructor: Stephen Marinaccio. Creating a budget and production plan for a project is no small task. But these are critical elements, fundamental building blocks to move financing and the production forward. In this workshop, you’ll learn both the theory and technique of building a solid budget.
Actors: How to Identify & Market Your Type and Brand
Instructor: Mark Atteberry. Knowing how the industry sees you and identifying where you fit in is crucial to your success in Hollywood. As an actor or any other type of creative professional, the most powerful thing you have is YOU. Finding your type is critical in booking jobs and achieving your dream.
Creativity: Beauty in Story
Instructor: Brian S. Chan. Story is the most fundamental key to every film. If you know how to create a meaningful story, it will connect with an audience, leading to a box office success. This workshop will teach you about the in-depth elements that make stories resonate with the human heart.
How To Be Funny & Use Comedy to Catapult Your Career
Instructor: Josh Harris. Get set to find your funny and learn the basics of stand-up comedy, showing you the secrets to writing awesome jokes, developing great stage presence, and finding your own comedic voice! The skills of stand-up can help you become a funnier, more dynamic actor, writer, director, public speaker, and creative professional.
Hollywood Connect: A Navigation Session
Moderator: John McMillan. Hollywood Connect invites experienced industry pros to lead this popular workshop, providing you with all the ideas and insights you need for the pursuit of your entertainment career, covering a wide variety of helpful topics, and giving you the opportunity to ask plenty of questions and connect with other people in the industry.
Understanding the Minds of Heroes & Villains
Instructor: Brian S. Chan. Every story you create is ultimately about your heroes and villains, your protagonists and antagonists. How those characters think determines their motivations, their actions, and their choices. This workshop will teach you how to understand the minds of those characters, enabling you to create full and deeply rich heroes and villains that will take your stories to the next level!
Cultivate Your Creativity
Instructor: Brian S. Chan. This class will give you all the insights and tools you need to get that breakthrough to become more creative! The workshop is designed to help develop you as a creative person in art and life by overcoming creativity blocks, cultivating inspiration to create, and growing in creativity.
Learning is never cumulative. It is a movement of knowing that has no beginning and no end.Bruce Lee