Suzzane Skinner, President of the Skinner Group, is a professional image groomer with over 26 years of experience. Based in Nashville, she works extensively in the entertainment industry. She consults with professionals and amateurs in music, television, fashion, sports, corporations, realty, schools, churches, retail, medicine, and theater.
She served as personal assistant to veteran TV producer Jim Owens and TV personalities Lorianne Crook & Charlie Chase (Crook & Chase) for The Nashville Network's "Music City Tonight". She works in many aspects of television production and launched the casting division, Suzzane Skinner Image & Casting, in 1994. She was contracted as Talent Executive for Election Night 2000 for Vice President Al Gore and the National Democratic Party at the War Memorial in Nashville. Guests booked were Cher, Morgan Fairchild, Star Jones, Rob Reiner, Kathy Mattea, BeBe Winans, and others. She is a talent executive, casts, and consults for national and international telecasts, including the CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, the CMT/TNN/Country Weekly Music Awards, the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, the Music City News Awards, the Johnny Cash Memorial Service at the Ryman, the Dove Awards, the CMA 40th Anniversary Special, the Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary Special, Country Freedom Concert, and CMA Fan Fair/Music Fest Riverfront Stage, among many, many others. She served as Talent Executive and Image Consultant for the "1999 CMA: Backstage Pass" pay-per-view event preceding the CMA Awards international telecast and Audience Coordinator/House Director for the 2008 Trumpet Awards in Atlanta.
She casts for many, many artists such as "House that Love Built" for Brooks & Dunn, LeeAnn Womack's Grammy-nominated video, "I Hope You Dance", "Red Shoes" with Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Joe Nichols' "Tequila", "Control" for the Grammy-nominated rock band MuteMath, Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Eric Church, Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, Rockie Lynne, Anthony Smith, Patty Loveless, Anita Cochran, John Michael Montgomery, Phil Vassar, and Jo Dee Messina's "Delicious Surprise".
She supplies audiences and extras for many television specials and programs such as, "Clint Black~Live By Request" for A&E, "Willie Nelson & Friends" for USA Network, TNN's Ralph Emery's "On The Record" with guests Naomi Judd, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Cash, and "Nunsense" featuring Vicki Lawrence in the Grand Ole Opry House.
She casts national and local commercials and programs for clients such as Mercedes Benz, ESPN, Farm Bureau Insurance, Partnership for a Healthier MS, Lucent Technologies /NY, Rexall, BellSouth/1997 Winter Olympics for Flying Tiger Productions/LA, "Heck On Wheels" for the Nashville Network, Bellevue Center Mall in Nashville, YWCA, LifeWay, and UTV Records for Marvin Gaye Recordings.
Suzzane is a circuit speaker to various groups and schools, and member of Source, a Distinquished Women in Music Association and American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). She is a specialized instructor for the Curb School of Music at Belmont University and mentor for the Honors Program at Tennessee State University in Nashville. She is the exclusive Image Consultant for the Grammy Showcase (NARAS) in Nashville. She was a Stage Manager for the 2002 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and the 1st Annual Musicians Hall of Fame Awards and 18th Annual Bluegrass Awards in Nashville. Her clients include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Revlon, Sheryl Crow, Michael Jordan, Megan Alexander of Inside Edition, & Nashville TV host Holly Thompson.
Suzzane is a contracted Image Groomer, Talent Executive, Casting Director, Talent Booker, Segment Producer, Audience Coordinator, Stage Manager, and Artist Liaison Coordinator. Immediate Instruction is available for professional skills in interviewing, media coaching, auditioning, cold reading, teleprompter, self-promotion, establishing industry presence, and creating celebrity.