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Anne Rapp

writer Dr T and the Women, Cookie's Fortune; script supervisor Funny People, This is Spinal Tap, The Color Purple, Death Becomes Her, That Thing You Do!

Anne Rapp is a writer and ex-script supervisor in the movie industry who worked on more than 60 feature films, beginning with “Tender Mercies” in 1981 and ending with the HBO TV series “Westworld.”  She has worked with many acclaimed directors including Jake Kasdan, Billy Bob Thornton, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis, Ken Kwapis, Gavin Hood, Lawrence Kasdan, Sydney Pollack, Robert Benton, Bruce Beresford,  Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemekis, David Mamet, Rob Reiner, Bill Forsythe, Ivan Reitman and Tom Hanks. She began writing short stories which led to a job writing for Robert Altman who directed two of her original screenplays, “Cookie’s Fortune” and  “Dr. T and the Women" and a television episode written for the ABC series “Gun” entitled “All the President’s Women.” The screenplay for “Cookie’s Fortune” earned Anne an Independent Spirit Award nomination as well as an Edgar Allen Poe  nomination. She wrote a television special for CMT, a live Texas music variety show called “Stars over Texas” hosted by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and featuring Dolly Parton and Vince Gill, and she later teamed with Benson again and co-wrote the musical “A Ride With Bob” a stage performance about the life and legacy of the western swing great Bob Wills. Anne is currently writing a western for Alison Eastwood and  Lisa Brown at Malpaso. She is also producing and directing a documentary about the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Horton Foote (“the little documentary that could.”) She has published short stories and essays, and has twice served as visiting professor of screenwriting at the Michener Center for Writers, the graduate writing program at University of Texas.