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Casting Director Francene Selkirk-Ackerman

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Francene Selkirk-Ackerman, Casting Director, Actor, Commercial Producer

Francene Selkirk-Ackerman has been a casting director in television and commercials, an actor, and a commercial producer. In the last 17 years she has cast commercials for such award-winning directors as Tom Kuntz at MJZ, Chris Smith and Renny Maslow at Smuggler, Peter Care at Bob Industries, Philippe Andre at Company, and James Haworth at Untitled Films.

She works with advertising agencies such as Weiden & Kennedy, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Mendelsohn Zien, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, Young & Rubicam, TBWA, Chiat Day, Hill Holiday, and many more.

Over the last eight years, she has been working for half-hour television improvisational comedies for Comedy Central, Bravo, Fox, Oxygen, and NBC. She cast comedy sketches for "Talk Show With Spike Feresten" and "The Wanda Sykes Show" for Fox, as well as "The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show" on Comedy Central.

Other projects include Bravo's improvisational hit "Significant Others" and "Free Ride" for Fox. Francene has lent her talents to a variety of projects from dramatic music videos to hard-hitting PSAs to interactive Internet games. It's never a dull moment at Shooting From the Hip.

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