Fame is a 2009 American musical drama film and a loose remake of the 1980 film of the same name. It was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Allison Burnett. It was released on September 25, 2009 in the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK. The film follows talented high school students students who have to go the extra mile to prove that they are worthy of studying at the prestigious New York Academy of Performing Arts.