The Spotlight Workshops


 
You can be your own spotlight in the entertainment industry! On select Saturday mornings at Netflix, 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.
 

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February 16

How to Move Your Entertainment Career Forward in 2019

Instructor: Phil Cooke. In a competitive world, no matter how brilliant and talented you may be, if no one’s listening, you’ve failed. The difference between success and failure starts with getting noticed. What makes you stand out? In other words, what is your brand story? As a filmmaker, creative professional, artist, or business leader, how do you get on the radar? Writer, producer, and media consultant Phil Cooke will explore the power of positioning and how it can transform your career.

February 23

The Art of Powerful Visual Storytelling

Instructor: John Over. Are you ready to take your story to the next level visually? This workshop with an Emmy-winning director and storyboard artist will lead you through the most important aspects of filmed storytelling: Story, the Storyboard, Visual Style, useful computer programs, and studio job specifics. You’ll learn everything you need to tell a good story visually!

February 26

Taxes for Creative & Entertainment Professionals

Instructor: Nathanael Roe. With the new tax laws now going into effect, there are countless changes to the existing rules—everything from revisions to tax rate structures to elimination of commonly used deductions. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the new changes and intricacies of the tax laws—and how you can use the tax laws to take control of your career.

March 2

Taxes for Creative & Entertainment Professionals

Instructor: Nathanael Roe. Missed the first session? We’re hosting the same workshop again! With the new tax laws now going into effect, there are countless changes to the existing rules—everything from revisions to tax rate structures to elimination of commonly used deductions. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the new changes and intricacies of the tax laws—and how you can use the tax laws to take control of your career.

March 16

CINEMATIC SCREENWRITING: Professional Pagecraft

Instructor: Ethan Ransom. Have you ever had a brilliant, compelling, emotional vision for a scene and found yourself struggling to get that vision onto the page? It’s incredibly frustrating, because you know that if you could just get the words to do what you wanted, the scene would be riveting. Award-worthy. Immortal. The kind of scene we all dream of writing… In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do it with page craft that will set your writing apart!

May 11

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, 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. Any and all working actors need to have this information, whether they are taping their own auditions or if someone else does it for them!

May 18

Hollywood Connect: A Navigation Session

Moderators: Shun Lee Fong & Raychel McKelvy. 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.

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:
Netflix
1455 N. Van Ness Ave. (parking)
Los Angeles, California 90028