Scott Reiniger

Scott Reiniger

About Scott - Inside-Out Coaching

Inside-Out Coaching - Breaking the 'Rules' That Stand in The Way...

Dedicated to Guiding Actors to Success in Arts & Entertainment. 

My Career Path Process: "Be the Driver of Your Career, Not the Passenger!" guides actors to create their own path, transform how they view themselves, their career, the entertainment industry and the people in it , to get real results.  It is an unconventional and practical process that shatters the myths of how to get ahead and fosters a healthy sense of self and a >humane< influence within the arts & entertainment community.

Certified since 2001 as a Professional Career/Life Coach - CPCC, my private practice is not only dedicated to actors and creative professionals but also executives 'on the other side of the table' at Lionsgate, Disney and Touchstone to name a few.  

Dedicated to Coaching Professional Women for Unconventional Results.

As a Certified Professional Career Coach and Public Speaking & Media Trainer I support my clients to stand out In Life, Their Life's Work and In the Public Eye.

I believe and stand by the following:

  • That it is necessary to support a greater understanding between actors, creative professionals & executives in the arts and entertainment industry and to foster a healthy sense of self and a humane influence within the entertainment community.
  • That we need more women leaders and story tellers in our society and in our work place for their intuitive perspective, intellect, humanity, clarity and strength to balance and mend our confused and disconnected world.
  • Conventional Wisdom is Archaic = Conventional Results = Stale

I am grateful for the understanding, confidence and inspiration that my friends, peers, co-workers and mentors have taught and shown me throughout my life. 

Professional Profile

Scott specializes in the art of professional & personal development and communication for executives, business professionals, attorneys, entrepreneurs and people in the public eye. He is a Certified Professional & Personal Coach who partners with clients to create change and fulfillment in their life and life’s work. As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), he is also an affiliate of The Alliance for Organizational Excellence conducting Excellence in Leadership seminars and workshops in California.With their permission a sampling of clients include: One Legacy - Thomas Mone/Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President, Lorac Cosmetics - Carol Shaw/Founder, Tri Alpha Energy Inc.- H. Hamlin/Vice President & Founder, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP - Leslie Sowle/Partner, Mitchell International - Pattie Vargas/Mgr, Application Development, Walt Disney Co. - Meredith Metz/Senior Vice President Creative Affairs, Corporate Graphics - Christina Macrina/Account Executive, Globecast Satellite - David Gallardo/Operations, Laurie Sain/Corporate Instructional Design, Mercy Ships - Susan Duby/Manager International Human Resources, Advanced Laser & Anti-Aging Medical Center - Dr. Miller & Dr. Seltzer, Partners.

Scott’s history as a communication specialist, public speaking and media trainer is informed by a long career in arts & entertainment, entertainment news as a director, producer, writer and acting coach for television and stage.His combined expertise offers valuable and unique insight into human behavior and the communication process for how to authentically engage one’s ‘audience’.

As a public speaking and media consultant, he trained Congressman Nick Lampson, client of the political consulting firm Crounse & Malchow in Washington D.C., to appear in all public speaking and media venues for his re-election campaign won by 65%. He has coached professionals and celebrities for national press tours with Aurritt Communications in New York, on air talent for TNN (The Nashville Network) and authors with 'On Camera' in Los Angeles, including Tom King, author of "The Operator" (the Random House biography of David Geffen of Dreamworks SKG -).With Siren Public Relations he media coached Carol Shaw, Founder of Lorac Cosmetics for the launch of her new product line before seventy five press representatives.For Vertex PR & Marketing he prepared their client, author Neville Raymond for an upcoming appearance on “Politically Incorrect” to promote the release of his book, “Genesis of Genocide”.His clients have appeared on NBC, CBS and ABC national and local news, CNN, Discovery Network, MSNBC, television talk shows, magazine and specials including, "Hollywood Access", CBS "Women to Women", "Leeza" and more.

He has trained attorneys in trial skills, power & presence in the courtroom, authentic communication and presentation skills in the work place.At the Santa Barbara Courthouse and USC Law School he is a workshop leader with James Herman, Former President of the State Bar of California, at the annual "Mason Brown Trial Skills” and "The Trial as a Performing Art" workshops sponsored by USC Law School, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Rogers, Sheffield and Herman LLP, Jim Herman, President of the State Bar of California, with the support of the law firm of Arnold and Porter. His private clients include attorneys at Irell & Manella LLP and Latham and Watkins.He has coached litigators at the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles in a mock trial performance for multi camera television production.


Scott and Barbara, married for 27 years and parents of their 24 year old daughter Zoe, reside in Los Angeles. Scott is originally from New York.


Coaching Professionals in Arts and Entertainment:

  • To move past the negative conventional wisdom, the myths, passed down though generations.
  • To be clear about what they really want for their life, their career.
  • To take charge and realize what they want in a challenging profession.

Coaching for Public Speaking & On Camera Media Training:

  • To reveal personal presence and authenticity to powerfully engage their 'audience'.
  • To construct and successfuly communicate their 'story' no matter what the topic.
  • To get their 'story' across in ways compelling to the viewer.
  • To effectively handle and control media appearances and press interviews.

Coaching Professional Women To 'Break the 'Rules' That Stand in the Way:

  • To experience freedom to live out their potential in life and life's work.
  • To move past what stands in the way inside and out.
  • To ask for what they want and be accepted for doing so. 
  • To communicate with men and women to inspire their respect and collaboration.
  • To inspire productive leadership, work relationships and team committment.




Professional Life & Career Coach Training:

The Coaches Training Institute. (CPCC) Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

Education and Professional Training:

Circle Repertory, NY (Meisner)

American Stanislavski Theatre/Sonia Moore Studio, NY

Blanche Salant- The Actors Studio, NY

Rollins College - BA Theatre Arts - Directing

Graduate and Professional Studies:

UCLA(University of California Los Angeles) - Film & Television

AFI (American Film Institute) - Film & Television

The Sony Institute/LA - Video Production and Post Production

John Truby's Writer's Studio/LA

ACT (American Conservatory Theatre), SF - Advanced Training Program

Other Training:

Director Observer in film and television production at 20th Century Fox Television, ABC

Work History

Work History


Production Highlights:

Scott has directed over 20 stage productions in Los Angeles, New York, and Regional LORT theatres throughout the country.He has also worked extensively with playwrights and screenwriters developing and directing50 new works and moving them into production.

Currently he is directing development of the new play, “CREDO”, starring Jean Smart.

He staged the World Premiere of"Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions" at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.His production of the play with music and opera, which he developed, broke all previous box office records at The Walnut's 1,100 seat house.As Director, he guided the two year development and production of Robert Schenkkan's six hour Pulitzer Prize Winner,"The Kentucky Cycle", at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, the Mark Taper Forum and the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.Scott directed and co-produced "Free, Adult, Uncensored!"at the Los Angeles Theatre Center(LATC), starring Jonathan Silverman, Lee Grant, Burgess Meredith, Ed Asner, Roscoe Lee Brown, John Randolph and Michael Ontkean plus a cast of 30.The multi-media stage production with music was in honor of the 50th anniversary of the WPA Federal Theatre Project.After development at the American Conservatory Theatre(ACT), he staged the premiere of "The Healers" at the Theatre of the Riverside Church(TRC) in N.Y.For the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Scott directed numerous new works including the west coast premiere of his Robert Schenkkan's award winning play, "The Survivalist"and was the Supervising Director of the Ensemble Studio Theatre's annual Marathon/LA.He staged and produced the multi media performance benefit, "The Great Grand Avenue Casino Caper ", for the Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles.His production of "The Tempest", which he staged for the State of Virginia Festival of the Arts at Richmond Va.'s 3000 seat outdoor amphitheatre broke all previous attendance records.At the Hollywood Playhouse, he directed Bill Macyand Holland Taylor in Jack Logiudice's"In the Moonlight Eddie".

For PKE(Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble) at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles,

Scott staged the workshop productions of "Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions"with Joe Bologna and "CREDO" , by Richard Camp, with Bruce Davison in the lead.Scott plans to stage the West Coast premiere of Robert Schenkkan's comic drama,"Heaven on Earth."

He directed "Recognize!", starring Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Tom Selleck, Roddy MacDowall, Dan Ackroyd on stage at the House of Blues/LA. for the Motion Picture and Television Foundation.

For television, Scott was Director of Production at TriTel Inc., for several years, which produced David Feury's comedy, "Mental Cruelty" where he adapted and directed plays for television for cable broadcast in Europe.He has been a Director and Producer/Writer for numerous E! Entertainment Television shows and network specials including"Countdown to the Academy Awards", "Invitation to the Academy Awards", the "Grammy Highlights Show" and "E! News Daily." Also for E!, he directed the docudrama, the "OJ Civil Trial" (80 shows), now a permanent collection in the Museum of Broadcast Communications.He directed E!'s "Sexual Harassment Trial.Scott was casting director and coach for J Walking Productions and Discovery Network’s Animal Planet (60 episodes) and USA Cable (65 episodes).

His screenplay, "The African School", was a finalist in both The Writers Foundation Screenplay Contest and The Chesterfield Film Co. Writers Film Project sponsored by the Kennedy Marshall Company, Universal and Walt Disney Pictures.

Prior to directing, Scott was a classically trained actor with over 50 film, television and stage credits on ABC, NBC, CBS Network Movies of the Week, Series and Soaps including "The Other Victim"(MOW) "Days of Our Lives", and "As the World Turns” including starring in George A. Romero's cult classic "Dawn of the Dead", and at theatres such as The American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) and The Manhattan Theatre Club.

Scott is a faculty member at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles CA.

Apr 2001 - Present

Certified Professional Career/Life Coach


Director & Certified Professional Career Coach CPCC

As a director for stage and television he is also director of the Acting for the Camera program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA.  Stage credits include 20 Equity productions in LA, NY and regional LORT theaters including The Mark Taper Forum, The Long Wharf Theatre and The Ensemble Studio Theatre..  As Director, he guided the two year development and production of Robert Schenkkan's six hour Pulitzer Prize Winner, "The Kentucky Cycle."  As Director and Producer/Writer at E! Entertainment Television he also had the unusual experience of directing E!'s docudrama, the "OJ Civil Trial."  For TriTel Inc he adapted and directed plays for television for broadcast in Europe. Currently he's in pre-production to shoot the film, "Little Alice."

Scott has worked with hundreds of actors including Ryan Phillippe, Bruce Davison, Jean Smart, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Dan Ackroyd, Ed Asner, Holland Taylor and Bill Macy.

Scott Reiniger's Career Path Process: "Be the Driver of Your Career, Not the Passenger!" guides actors to create their own career path and transform how they view themselves, their career, the entertainment industry and the people in it. It is an unconventional yet a practical process that fosters a healthy sense of self and a >humane< influence on the arts & entertainment industry.As a Certified Professional Career/Life Coach - CPCC, his private practice is not only dedicated to actors and creative professionals but also executives 'on the other side of the table' at Lionsgate, Disney and Touchstone to name a few.  He mentions that since the actors also benefit from true insight into what really ticks in the minds of those (these 'humans') they meet and audition for.

Jan 1993 - Present

Acting for the Camera Teacher

Part Time Seasonal: Developed curriculum, hire and supervise instructors. Oversee and execute all aspects of on camera production in a professional training program for college level actors. Instruct classes and monitor training quality to prepare students for a career in film and television.


Apr 2001 - Present

CPCC - Professional Certified Co-Active Coach

CTI - The Coaches Training Institute