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ANNE FLETCHER (Director) has proven herself a master at a comedy, adept with comedic timing and high energy performers.She was one of the film industry's most sought after choreographers when she was tapped to direct 2006's STEP UP. Since then, her films have grossed over $900 million worldwide, establishing Fletcher as one of the most in-demand directors working today. Fletcher is next set to direct THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS for Shawn Levy's 21 Laps banner.
In June 2009, Touchstone released Fletcher's most recent directorial effort, THE PROPOSAL, in 2009. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a powerful Canadian executive working in New York City who forces her timid assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her to avoid deportation.
After directing the first STEP UP, Fletcher served as executive producer on both STEP UP 2 THE STREETS and STEP UP 3D. In January 2008, Fletcher released 27 DRESSES starring Katherine Heigl, Ed Burns and James Marsden. She also served as associate producer on THE WEDDING PLANNER directed by Adam Shankman.
Fletcher recently signed on to direct MOST WANTED, which will re-pair Fletcher with actors Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, and THE PROPOSAL screenwriter Peter Chiarelli. She will also direct THE MATADORS for Offspring Entertainment; the movie follows two men who take their baseball fanaticism to another level when they form an all-male cheerleading team. Also in development is a new, untitled project starring Sandra Bullock for Warner Bros. and Offspring Entertainment, with Fletcher directing.
Born in Detroit, Fletcher began dancing at age 12, was teaching at 13, and dancing professionally at 15. She moved to Los Angeles at 18 to pursue a career in dance after graduating from high school. She subsequently traveled all over the world, dancing in industrials and appeared on such television shows as THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS and the mini-series WAR AND REMEMBRANCE.
After making a music video with Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks for DRAGNET, she began dancing in film, making her debut in THE MASK, which was followed by THE FLINTSTONES, the first two features of many as a dancer and then as assistant choreographer to Adam Shankman.
She choreographed two successful films for Disney, ICE PRINCESS and THE PACIFIER, and also worked as choreographer on THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN. She provided choreography for ALONG CAME POLLY, and SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED. Her work can also be seen THE LONGEST YARD, DOWN WITH LOVE, BOOGIE NIGHTS, and BRING IT ON. Among her television credits are SIX FEET UNDER, JUDGING AMY, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.
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