"Outside the Lines" - Pictured Behind the Scenes: Suzanne Saltz. After a cryptocurrency farm is robbed of over $10 million in Bitcoin codes, Sam and Hidoko go undercover, with Sam resuming a likely compromised former alias, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, April 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network
Suzanne and Michael Saltz
Laurel Wreath Finalist 2016

My Story

Suzanne began her education in theatre at the University of California, Los Angeles where she attended classes on property, construction and stage-managing, among others.  As a Political Science major, she did not have an all-access pass to Film and Theatre classes, and took as many as the school would allow.  Undeterred, after graduation, Suzanne was accepted to the Director’s Guild of America Producer Training Plan.

Before making her directorial debut on NCIS: Los Angeles in 2018, Suzanne worked her way up on a variety of television shows, including Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and Love Boat: the Next Wave, until she became a First Assistant Director on JAG, and then NCIS.  Suzanne continued to work as a First Assistant Director on second units for such shows as Six Feet Under, Dr. VegasWildfire, Bones, and Pushing Daisies.  Suzanne's fifth episode of directing network television aired in October 2022.

For the past ten years Suzanne has been a First Assistant Director on NCIS: Los Angeles, working with and assisting many first time episodic directors with their first foray into network television.  Suzanne is an active member of the Director's Guild of America, Alliance of Women Directors, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Women in Film and Film Fatales.

Suzanne has two adult children and resides with her husband and two dogs in Bella Vista, Arkansas.



Suzanne’s debut short story script “Internal Conflicts ” was a Runner Up in the 2017 American Gem Literary Festival, a Finalist in the 2016 Southern California Screenplay Competition, and a Finalist under Action/Adventure in the 2016 New York Screenplay Contest.