Top Comedy Feature Director Dennis Dugan Heads to Crossroads

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Continuing its long tradition of signing top feature directing talent, Crossroads has added filmmaker

Dennis Dugan

to its impressive roster. Long considered one of the industry's top comedy feature directors, with classics such as

Happy Gilmore


Big Daddy

to his name, Dugan now brings his talents to commercial film production for his work with Crossroads.

"Everyone at Crossroads is delighted to be working with Dennis," noted Crossroads owner/EP Cami Taylor. "He's extremely well-known and accomplished in the comedy features space, yet is perfect for commercials. We're looking forward to establishing such a talented director in our arena and to spending time with such a smart and funny guy."

In 2010 Dugan entered the exclusive Hollywood Billion Dollar club with mega-hit,

Grown Ups

, Adam Sandler's highest-grossing film. In May of 2011

Just Go With It

, with Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker opened with $30.5 million domestically on it's way to a worldwide gross of over $214 million. He also helmed comedy classics

Beverly Hills Ninja, You Don't Mess with the Zohan


I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Jessica Biel. Other films on Dugan's resume include

The Benchwarmers

, starring Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Lovitz;

National Security

, starring Martin Lawrence; and

Saving Silverman

, starring Jack Black and Amanda Peet.

"I joined Crossroads because they are incredibly talented and nice people, because they have a crazy great roster that I am honored to be a part of, and because I'm pretty sure they've never read the reviews of any of my films," said Dugan.

Dugan's latest endeavor,

Jack and Jill

, starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino, arrives in theaters on 11/11/11.

Prior to launching his directing career, Dugan enjoyed a long run as an actor, starring in his own NBC television series, "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye," and guest-starring on the award-winning shows "M*A*S*H," "Columbo," "The Rockford Files," and "Hill Street Blues." Dugan's feature-film credits included roles in

Parenthood, She's Having a Baby, Can't Buy Me Love


The Howling


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