Francine Michelle
 (818) 599-9144 francine@fortuityproductions.com
www.fortuityproductions.com - www.youtube.com/francinemichelle
*Member The Actor’s Studio Writer/Director Unit
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2678175/

TV/FILM EXPERIENCE
Director           
Desertion (writer)                                    Albion Entertainment (feature)
Smartdivorce                                           Bern Productions (commercial)
The Innovation Lab                                  Wisdom Link (industrial)           
Sleep and Smile (writer)                           Hailstone Creatives Production (music video)
When the Money Comes Around (writer) Hailstone Creatives Production (music video)
Just Wanna Come Home (writer)             Hailstone Creatives Production (music video)
Uncloseted Skeletons (writer)                  Hailstone Creatives Production (short)
Solitary Confinement (writer)                  Liebling Productions (short)
A Little Somethin’ (w/Kevin Farley)          Sitcom Staged Reading           
Sketch Comedy Show                              Multi-camera Pilot           

Writer          
Pastor Jones: Sisters in Spirit                    NuLite Entertainment (feature)

DP/Editor           
The Miracle Man                                     Nick Entertainment (feature)

Mentorship        
Girlfriends (dir Sheldon Epps/Mary Lou Belli)  Paramount Pictures, UPN           
Judging Amy (dir Helen Shaver/Ken Zunder)  20th Century Fox

Videographer/Documentarian
Bands: Chadwick, Sarah Tea, Dirty Mercy, The PetalStones, Siko, Tiffany Michelle, Four19, Brooke Marie, Jimi James, Lull, Niacin (w/Billy Sheehan)
Plays: Nocturne, Barberdashers, Halevai, Sylvia, Weekly @ The Second City
Events: Red Carpet Premiere of Wonder Woman
Documentary: Jayk Gallagher Kills Hollywood, LA on a Shoestring in a Nutshell ,Ice T

Artistic Consultant        
         The Utopian Society            Running Man Entertainment           

Assistant Director            
            Theresa Michelio New Collection            Napoli Channel Television            Naples, Italy
            Osanna, 30 Years of Rock                         Stream Digital Television            Naples, Italy

THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Director        
Waiting for Lefty            Whitmore-Lindley Theatre            North Hollywood, CA
Whatever            Whitmore-Lindley Theatre            North Hollywood, CA
On Tidy Endings (GLAAD nomination)            Whitmore-Lindley Theatre            North Hollywood, CA
Sermon in the Suicide            The Greenway Court Theatre            Hollywood, CA
Velvet Maddy            The Actor’s Studio            Hollywood, CA
Sylvia            Curtis Theatre            Brea, CA
Halevai            Los Angeles Jewish Theatre            Hollywood, CA
Baby With the Bathwater            Hollywood Fight Club            Hollywood, CA
More Than a Number            Egyptian Theatre            Hollywood, CA
Tartuffe            Columbia Gorge Rep Theatre            White Salmon, WA
Chess            Power Center for Perf Arts            Ann Arbor, MI
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest             Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Oleanna            Trueblood Theatre           

Asst Director         
Enter the Guardsman (dir Michael Edwards) The Old Globe            San Diego, CA
Maiden Stakes (dir Anthony Caldarella)            The Actor’s Studio            Hollywood, CA
Side Show            Columbia Gorge Rep Theatre            White Salmon, WA
Avenue X: The A Cappella Musical Performance Network            Ann Arbor, MI

Casting         
A Taste of Honey            2100 Square Feet            Los Angeles, CA

ASM        
Orson’s Shadow (Sound/Light Op)            Black Dahlia Theatre            Los Angeles, CA
As You Like It (Sound Board Op)            The Actor’s Co-op            Hollywood, CA
Smokey Joe’s Cafe UK Tour             ATG Turnstyle            London, UK

Marketing Asst
The Pajama Game            ATG Turnstyle            London, UK
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Assistant Company Tour Manager
         Smokey Joe’s Cafe            Richard Frankel Productions            New York, NY

EDUCATION/TRAINING
The Actor’s Studio Writer/Director Unit (Director Member)            Hollywood, CA

Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute            New York, NY

Viewpoints Workshop with Anne Bogart            Ann Arbor, MI
Directing Workshop with Robert Wilson           

University of Michigan BFA Directing, TV/Film Production                        Ann Arbor, MI
                  Graduated with High Honors, Golden Key National Honor Society

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE
Television and Screenwriter; Own and operate Sony HVR Z1U HD camera; Certified Acting Instructor (Lee Strasberg Institute-West Hollywood, CA, New York Film Academy-Universal City, CA; Dars Specctaculo-Salerno, Italy) Meisner, The Method, Viewpoints, and Spolin; Multi and Single Camera Directing; Script Analysis; Tri-lingual