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Adam Shankman

Schick "Shine Hydro"

Modern Family "Theater"

Only Murders in the Building - Season 3 Trailer


Disenchanted - Trailer

In film, television and commercials, Adam invariably gets the rhythm right, whether in comedies, musicals or all of the emotional places in between. At age 18, Adam began dancing. Although he had never taken a single dance class, he was accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School. Adam’s career officially took off in music videos, where he found himself alongside artist Janet Jackson. Not surprisingly, his feature film pivot came as a choreographer.

Working with A-list talent on film dance sequences ultimately led Adam to the director’s chair.  His musicals and star-packed studio comedies include The Wedding Planner, Bringing Down the House, The Pacifier, Bedtime Stories, Hairspray, Rock of Ages and What Men Want. Most recently Adam directed Disenchanted, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster musical Enchanted. The film stars Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey.

As a producer, Adam launched the Step Up film franchise and also co-produced the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, which earned twelve Emmy nominations, including two for Adam as producer and choreographer. Adam’s recent Executive Producer credits include Hocus Pocus 2, which reunites the magical cast of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.  

Adam’s range of talent, and body of work, also extends to culture-defining television. Adam has directed episodes of zeitgeist-grabbing shows including Glee, Modern Family, and Netflix’s A.J. and the Queen. Adam’s most recent television credits include multiple episodes of the Emmy-nominated Only Murders in the Building.

As a commercial/branded content director, Adam continues to collaborate with forward-looking companies, creating unique storytelling experiences. His work includes campaigns for Macy’s, Schick and Rock the Vote.