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.

Upcoming Workshops


Workshop Description


March 18

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.

April 1

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.

April 22

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.

July 15

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!

September 23

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.

Have any questions about The Spotlight Workshops? Feel free to contact us!

Learning is never cumulative. It is a movement of knowing that has no beginning and no end.Bruce Lee
Unless otherwise noted, all Spotlight Workshops are located at:
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, California 91604