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.
How To Finance Your Next Independent Film
Instructor: Anne Marie Gillen. It’s time to make your next indie film, and this is the workshop you have been looking for to answer all your questions regarding the full financing of your film. You will receive practical, in-depth information, efficiently written and presented with a powerful PowerPoint presentation, documents, and interactive Q&A.
How To Create The Perfect Hollywood Pitch
Instructor: Sheryl J. Anderson. Are you ready to develop the perfect pitch? Whether you’re just starting out or running your own show, effective pitching is a crucial skill. This workshop will give you all the components and tools you need for a strong pitch and offer you an opportunity to practice and get feedback from a master at pitching!
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.
Branding & Packaging Yourself for Success in Hollywood
Instructors: Jodie Bentley & Christina Shipp. Knowing your type is only part of the strategy – you also need to know your brand. But what does that really mean? Here’s the deal: whether it’s a career in commercials, TV, Film, theater, or any artistic medium – you need to name what you’re selling in order to market yourself effectively.
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