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


November 3

How To Do Excellent Script Coverage

Instructor: Naomi Beaty. Writing script coverage is an important skill for anyone entering the entertainment industry. Many jobs require the ability to do coverage – writers, development execs, interns, or assistants at a production company, agency, or management company – you’ll be expected to write good coverage. Understanding the criteria on which a screenplay will likely be judged will help your own writing.

December 1

The Business Side of Acting

Instructor: Abbie Cobb. Attention Actors! If you want a successful acting career, you need more than just talent – you have to understand how the acting business works! Get a comprehensive overview of everything in the acting business – focusing on roles in the industry, landing & nailing auditions, and every step you must follow from your first pre-read all the way to your network test!

January 12

The Skills & Secrets to Writing One-Hour Television

Instructor: Sheryl J. Anderson. Learn how to get a seat at the table and thrive in the writers’ room! If you’re trying to decode the process of getting into a writers’ room, join us for a discussion on what it takes to be a successful candidate, how to present yourself to a showrunner, and how to make yourself invaluable once you’re in.

January 19

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.

January 26

Legal Issues for Film Producers & Writers

Instructor: Shun Lee Fong. Every movie involves multiple agreements with writers, so you need to understand this process and have a working knowledge of the various contracts that are used for story development. Learn the most common situations encountered by filmmakers and what contracts are necessary for option/purchase agreements and writer employment contracts and leave with sample contracts.

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