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

TEACHING CREDITS
New York Film Academy (2002-2006, 2011-2014)                                   Universal City, CA                                                         Acting Instructor
                *Technique, Scene Study, Method Acting, Acting for Telvevision, Directing Actors, Acting for Film, Text Analysis
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (2011)                                                     West Hollywood, CA                                                      Acting Instructor
Red Chair Theatre Company (2009)                                                       Burbank, CA                                                      On-Camera Scene Study
Alexia Robinson Studio (2008-2009)                                                     Burbank, CA                                                 Scene Study & Cold Reading
5 Star Sports and Enrichment (2008)                                                     Agoura, CA                                                                         Improvisation
School of Cinema and Performing Arts (2008)                                        Marina del Rey, CA                                             Head of Acting Program
Aimee Arts Productions (2006-2008)                                                    Los Angeles, CA                                                             Drama Instructor
Valley Beth Shalom Day School (2001-2002)                                         Encino, CA                                                  Drama Department Assistant
Columbia Gorge School of Theatre (2000)                                             White Salmon, WA                                                         Acting Instructor

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 Performance, Directing Concentration, TV/Film Production                                                                     Ann Arbor, MI
                  Graduated with High Honors, Golden Key National Honor Society

RELEVANT INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Director
Desertion (writer)                                                                      Albion Entertainment (feature)
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         
       

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

DP           
The Miracle Man (editor)                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 (selected)
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 Assistant
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


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
WINNER “10 Degrees Hotter Award” for best feature at the Valley Film Festival 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION LA Femme Film Festival 2008
NOMINATED for “Best Feature by a First Time Director” Heart of England Film Festival 2008
SEMI-FINALIST Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition 2005

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE
Own and operate Sony FS100 & HVR Z1U HD cameras; Trained in Meisner, The Method, Viewpoints, and Spolin techniques; Multi and Single Camera Directing; Editing on Final Cut Pro, Script Analysis; Tri-lingual