This CD is an original soundtrack recording of the 2009 remake of the original FAME motion picture. Fame builds on the acclaimed music, dance and drive to shine, while finding new talent and building a new generation. The film was directed by Kevin Tancharoen, whose fast rise in the world of choreography has made him a name in the music industry, working with such artists as Christina Aguliera, Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears. The film opened on September 25, 2009 with great reviews. The new production of FAME employed the talents of a Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy "Dream Team" to write and produce classic, new music for the new film including The Matrix, James Poyser and Damon Elliott.