THE WEDDING PLANNER
ADAM SHANKMAN (Director) makes his feature film directorial debut with
"The Wedding Planner" after being one of the entertainment world's
Shankman has put his creative stamp as a dance and physical comedy choreographer
on many well-known comedies, dramas, thrillers and animated films. Some of his
projects include "Monkey Bone," "She's All That,"
"Inspector Gadget," "Blast From the Past," "Antz,"
"The Out of Towners," "Forces of Nature," "Scream
2," "Anastasia," "A Life Less Ordinary," "George
of the Jungle," "Boogie Nights," "Miami Rhapsody,"
"The Flintstones" (for which he was nominated for a Bob Fosse Award)
and "Don Juan DeMarco."
A native of Los Angeles, Shankman developed a love for the theater at an early
age. After high school, Shankman moved to New York and attended Juilliard in the
dance program for two years. After five years of work as an actor/dancer in New
York and regional theater, Shankman moved back to Los Angeles and began dancing
in music videos, including those of Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. He also
performed at the 1989 Academy Awards.
At age 24, Shankman teamed up with influential video director Julian Temple and
began working as a music video choreographer. One of the first videos he
choreographed was Whitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight." He has
also choreographed videos for The B-52's, Barry White, Aaron Neville, Chic and
Shankman directed the well-received short film "Cosmo's Tale," which
was an official entry at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.
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