NBC Hosting Workshop

Presented by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

Submissions are closed for 2017.


NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in partnership with the American Black Film Festival will produce its 3rd Annual Hosting Workshop to cultivate & discover exceptional host talent. Taught by premiere host instructor, Marki Costello, this three day workshop is targeted for intermediate and advanced level hosts who want to sharpen their hosting skills and techniques! The workshop will also focus on the Social Digital Interaction of Media.


  • Re-invent your brand!
  • Enhance your on-camera performance, and reading and writing copy
  • Strengthen co-hosting, teleprompter and auditioning skills
  • Learn invaluable tips for your career
  • Learn from keynote speakers!


  • Receive the opportunity to conduct media and/or celebrity interviews during the ABFF 2017 in Miami, Florida.
  • Will receive one (1) festival credential and airfare to the ABFF.
  • Meet with NBCU Talent Executives from E! and Bravo TV


  1. Select TWO host scripts to perform and videotape
  2. Click on and complete theHosting Workshop Application Form to upload your host reel and self-taped video entry according to the provided instructions.
  3. Applicants MUST also submit a reel of their previous host work (previous host experience may include, but not limited to: digital, TV and live events).


  • DAY 1 – Friday, April 28th (9am – 4pm)
  • DAY 2 – Saturday, April 29th (9am – 4pm)
  • DAY 3 – Sunday, April 30th (9am – 1pm)


  • Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age, and permanent, legal United States residents.
  • Applicants must be available to participate in the workshop for all three scheduled days in New York.
  • Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation to New York for the du-ration of the workshop. (NOTE: You do not need to be based in New York City to be considered)


  • Submissions Open: December 5, 2016
  • Submissions Deadline: March 17, 2017
  • Notify Participants By: March 31, 2017

* Please note: This workshop is not for beginners, but for participants with some host experience already under their belt. We are looking for candidates drawing upon diverse backgrounds.