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



Hollywood Connect: A Navigation Session

Moderator: John McMillan. You can navigate Hollywood, and to show you how, we’re hosting one of our most popular workshops! We invite experienced industry pros to give you all the ideas and insights you need for a comprehensive pursuit of your entertainment career, covering a wide range of topics and giving you the rare opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

January 13

Legal Issues for Film Producers & Writers

Instructor: Shun Lee Fong. The start of every great movie is the script. Every movie is going to involve multiple agreements with writers, so everyone needs to understand this process and have a working knowledge of the various contracts that are used for story development. This class will cover the most common situations encountered by independent filmmakers. Learn all of this and more, and leave with sample contracts.

February 3

Self-Taping Audition Solutions for Actors

Instructor: Tim Powell.  Auditioning has changed. To get the part, you have to change with it. In this workshop on the CBS Studio Lot, you will learn the new standard for auditioning for film, television, and commercials: How to record professional quality auditions and deliver them directly to agents and casting directors.

March 3

Cultivate Your Creativity

Instructor: Brian S. Chan.  Only the most creative survive in the creative industries. 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!

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.Dr. Suess
Unless otherwise noted, all Spotlight Workshops are located at:
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, California 91604