Clients call me the “starter” because I take new actors and unlock their potential. I help actors bring their talent to the forefront and develop the skills and wisdom to navigate the increasingly complex and competitive acting industry.
By working with me, you will jumpstart your career and create a plan for fulfilling your short- and long-term dreams. I believe in developing the whole actor, meaning that my clients hone their craft, establish life goals, and gain the business savvy to thrive as an actor.
Susan's Body of Work
I have been in the acting business for more than 25 years. I have worked in both NYC and LA, acting and writing for TV, film, and theater. My credits include Star Trek: Next Generation, Murder One, Profiler, Roseanne Barr Movie of the Week, Saved By the Bell, Saved By the Bell: The College Years, Murder She Wrote, and many others.
I have assisted with casting and have worked for two different management companies, submitting actors for auditions. I have been trained in many different acting approaches, from Method to cutting edge Hollywood techniques.
Let’s just say, I’ve been around the block.
Six years ago, I decided to apply my skills and experience to help actors jumpstart their careers. What I give to new actors is what I wished I had when I started out: instant knowledge of how the industry works and a guiding hand.
As a coach I have helped people find their voice, land jobs, and achieve their goals. I’d like to help you do the same. Give me a call and we can discuss your ambition and needs. The initial 30-minute consultation is free.
Unique traits: Susan's Keys to Success CRAFT: Together we will discover your acting skills and talents and find out what techniques work best for you. I will also help you develop your instincts so that you can define your authentic voice as an actor. I trained in many disciplines, from Method to cutting-edge Hollywood techniques. LIFE: To survive as an actor you need to know a lot about yourself and what you ultimately hope to achieve. We will work together to find ways to use your life experiences to enhance and build your acting career. And we will set goals to help you move forward to have the acting life you want. BUSINESS: Entering the acting business can be daunting. But with guidance and support you can gain the skills, focus, and confidence to succeed as well as the savvy to deploy and protect your financial resources so that you don’t go broke in the process. I will help you save time and make smart financial decisions as you make your dreams come true. Topics we will cover: Susan Collins is an acting coach and founder of The Innovative Actor. 818.400.6818. Honing your skills Methodology Identifying shows you’re right for Targeting submissions Casting Representation Susan Collins is an acting coach and founder of The Innovative Actor. 818.400.6818. Deciding what’s right for you Goal setting Building support systems Building relationships Managing the ups and downs Susan Collins is an acting coach and founder of The Innovative Actor. 818.400.6818. Cover letters Résumés Head shots Branding Marketing PR and social media Taking a meeting Taxes Office set up LA vs NYC