The ZBS What’s Next! series is crafted especially for ZBS Members as a dynamic response to the roller coaster of challenges the industry has faced – From the upheavals of a pandemic, and Industry strikes to AI. We are not just asking What’s Next as a question, our vision is to create a think tank around the answer. This series is your ticket to innovation, offering a fresh approach to navigating and evolving in our fast-paced industry.

Through engaging community events, hands-on classes, and a forward-thinking curriculum, we’re asking our students to put themselves in the driver’s seat of determining “What’s Next!”. The series aims to present ZBS Members with an opportunity to be a vital contributor to what’s next in the Industry – a culture that’s visioning and creating the future.

Elements Of What’s Next!

Visioning The Future: ZBS Industry Series

This series features ZBS Faculty in dialogue with Industry Leaders – Actors, Writers, Directors, Casting Directors, and Executives as they discuss the studio’s three tenets (Activism, Spirituality, and Entertainment) as they relate to the industry they want to create.

Stories To Tell: ZBS Conversation Among Colleagues

Curated to find meaning and resilience in an ever-evolving industry, this series features Agents and Managers who have worked together for years in a forward-thinking discussion about where the industry has been, where it’s headed, and how we all can be a part of its future.

Personal Development: ZBS Art Of The Breakout

This course is a practical guide to what makes you unique. Through seminars, interviews with breakout actors, meditations, and daily practices it synergistically aligns you to fortify your passion, resilience, and star quality.

Spotlight on Innovation: ZBS Cinema Night

An evening of landmark films & innovative performances! A retrospective on standout portrayals in cinema. A chance to spark conversation between fellow artists and stay inspired as we call the spirit of innovation into the room!

Incubator: Performance Nights

Open mic performances focussed on Innovation. ZBS Members bring their varied skills and talents into the fold as we collectively explore monthly themes related to the studio’s themes of activism, Spirituality, and Entertainment. An opportunity to put your ideas and your art to work!

Elements Of

What’s Next!

Visioning The Future: ZBS Industry Series

This series features ZBS Faculty in dialogue with Industry Leaders – Actors, Writers, Directors, Casting Directors, and Executives as they discuss the studio’s three tenets (Activism, Spirituality, and Entertainment) as they relate to the industry they want to create.

Stories To Tell: ZBS Conversation Among Colleagues

Curated to find meaning and resilience in an ever-evolving industry, this series features Agents and Managers who have worked together for years in a forward-thinking discussion about where the industry has been, where it’s headed, and how we all can be a part of its future.

Personal Development: ZBS Art Of The Breakout

This course is a practical guide to what makes you unique. Through seminars, interviews with breakout actors, meditations, and daily practices it synergistically aligns you to fortify your passion, resilience, and star quality.

Spotlight on Innovation: ZBS Cinema Night

An evening of landmark films & innovative performances! A retrospective on standout portrayals in cinema. A chance to spark conversation between fellow artists and stay inspired as we call the spirit of innovation into the room!

Incubator: Performance Nights

Open mic performances focussed on Innovation. ZBS Members bring their varied skills and talents into the fold as we collectively explore monthly themes related to the studio’s themes of activism, Spirituality, and Entertainment. An opportunity to put your ideas and your art to work!

The What’s Next! Calendar

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