Marci Phillips Executive Director of Casting, ABC Television Networks
“No one knows comedy like Jodi – go to her and benefit from her vast knowledge and years of experience!!”
Michael Lanzilotta Television Executive, formerly of Viacom, Chief Operating Officer of truTV Networks / Turner Broadcasting Co.
"I've had the pleasure of working with and knowing Jodi Collins over a long period of time. I am always struck not only by the eye she has as a casting director, but the smarts and savvy she has as a business woman and the humanity she has as a producer, connector and influencer. Jodi’s work ethic is impeccable and she not only knows how to develop talent but also their projects. I will always proudly recommend Jodi knowing each collaboration will be rich and unique and result in something special."
Carol Goldwasser Casting Executive "Austin & Ally," "Dog With A Blog," "Hannah Montana"
"Jodi Collins, a terrific casting director and comedy industry pro of many years, is a creative, intuitive and caring teacher with a great eye for spotting and nurturing comedy talent. Her unique and well honed skills and upbeat personality make her class "fun formative"!"
John Fugelsang Actor, Television Personality, Comedian
"Jodi Collins knows the art, craft and business of comedy in a way most comedians would envy. She's got more than a sharp eye for comedy - she knows how to draw out the commercial potential of performers, while also helping them uncover their truest expression of themselves. "
Stuart Zwagil Chief Operating Officer Sirens Media
"I've known Jodi since my early days as a production manager at Comedy Central and Jodi handled some of our comedy casting. Her eye for talent is unlike any other I have come across in my entire career. She is smart, driven, knows how to work with people and has an instinctual ability to get the best out of them."
Erin Keating West Coast Executive, Beachside TV department at Big Beach Films
"Jodi is a very talented and intuitive casting director - she really gets talent and knows how to work with them to bring out their best. Plus, she has a gift for comedy - I worked with Jodi to cast an independent TV pilot, and she helped us round out the cast with some wonderful performers. A testament to her work is that the pilot ended up being chosen as a selection for the New York Television Festival! "
"On another note, Jodi's Creative Control screenplay reading series was an event that I’d always looked forward to. She chose great scripts and cast the readings with a who's who of NYC actors who really bring the screenplays to life. This series was a great service to the creative community and a terrific resource for industry to boot - and that's what Jodi is all about!"
Jeff Ross Comedy Central standup specials & Friars Club Roast master
(Regarding teaching...)"Every performer should be able to learn something from Jodi. And if you don't - you'll still be inspired by her positive energy and enthusiasm for talented people. For years, Jodi has been a force in creating new creative forces. So don't be a schmuck, sign up! "
Dewey Thompson President & Chief Creative @ Pickerel Pie
"I keep coming back to Jodi because nobody else I've worked with understands the mix of smarts, wit and charm that I'm typically looking for in performers like she does. I know I'm going to get something better than I had hoped for and she makes the process as painless as possible. She's great."
Tarah Feinberg CMO & NY Managing Director at KITE
"Jodi is full of enthusiasm, incredibly creative ideas and seems to know everyone. Whether you're looking for great talent or a business partner, she probably knows someone that's right for you. And if not, she'll probably either find that person or come up with some ideas that make your venture even better!"
ALEX PEPPER 2015
"WHILE TAKING JODI'S 4 WEEK COMEDY & BRANDING CLASS AT ONE ON ONE STUDIOS, I WAS MOTIVATED TO CREATE MY OWN CONTENT AND ENTER DORITOS' CRASH THE SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL CONTEST. OUT OF 500 ENTRIES FROM 29 COUNTRIES MY ENTRY WAS AMONG 10 SELECTED FOR THE FINALS!
THEY FLEW ME TO THE SUPER BOWL, I GOT TO HANG OUT WITH ELIZABETH BANKS AND THEY PAID ME $25,000! THE COMMERCIAL ONLY COST $80 TO MAKE! THANKS TO JODI FOR HELPING ME FIND MY COMEDY "BRAND" AND HOW TO MARKET THAT OUTSIDE OF CLASS!"
ELIZABETH GALALAIS 2016
"I LOVED JODI'S CLASS! SHE HELPED ME HONE IN MY "BRAND" IN A WAY THAT FELT FUN, EASY, AND GENUINE. JODI IS A VERY ENCOURAGING TEACHER WHO EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF BRINGING TO THE CAMERA THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU UNIQUE. AFTER TAKING JODI'S CLASS I'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAND OUT IN MY AUDITIONS BY CREATING BOLD AND SURPRISING CHOICES IN THE ROOM THAT SHOW NOT ONLY THE ACTOR I AM, BUT THE AUTHENTIC PERSON BEHIND
AFTER CLASS, LIZ BOOKED A SKETCH COMEDY GIG IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE PRIMARIES AND MET WITH THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT OF ABRAMS ARTISTS.