Gowers, Bruce

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Gowers, Bruce


Children: Sean.

Addresses: Agent—Alix Hartley, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Director. Together Again Video Productions, Inc., cofounder, 1983, and producer of children's video and audio series.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination and Directors Guild of America Award nomination, both outstanding directing for a variety or music program, 1998, for Fleetwood Mac: The Dance; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing for nonfiction programming, 2003, for American Idol: The Search for a Superstar; Directors Guild of America Award, outstanding directorial achievement in a musical or variety program (with others), 2005, for Genius: A Night for Ray Charles.


Television Director; Series:

Ev, LWT (England), 1970–71.

Headliners with David Frost, NBC, 1978.

(And executive producer) Britt Ekland's Juke Box, syndicated, 1979.

(And executive producer) Dancin' to the Hits, syndicated, 1986.

(And executive producer) The Kidsongs Television Show, syndicated, 1987.

(And executive producer) The Spectacular World of Guinness Records, syndicated, 1987.

Big Break, syndicated, 1990.

The Paula Poundstone Show, 1992.

Townsend Television, Fox, 1993.

(And executive producer) Kidsongs, PBS, 1994–98.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (also known as Whose Line?), ABC, 1999–2004.

Cupid, 2003.

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox, 2004–.

Also director of Beachclash, syndicated; Live! Dick Clark Presents, CBS; and The Toni Tennille Show, syndicated.

Television Director; Specials:

Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box, LWT (England), 1976.

Show Business, ABC, 1981.

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day, NBC, 1981.

The World of Entertainment, syndicated, 1982.

We Dare You!, ABC, 1982.

Eddie Murphy Delirious (also known as Delirious), HBO, 1983.

Men at Work in Concert, HBO, 1984.

(And producer) Greater Tuna, HBO, 1984.

Glen Campbell and Friends: The Silver Anniversary, HBO, 1984.

Billy Crystal: A Comic's Line, HBO, 1984.

Wheels Are Turnin', Showtime, 1985.

Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop the Carnival, HBO, 1985.

The Guinness Book of World Records, ABC, 1985.

Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, HBO, 1985.

Robin Williams—An Evening at the Met, HBO, 1986.

(And producer) The Doobie Brothers Farewell, syndicated, 1986.

This Is Your Life, NBC, 1987.

Jerry Seinfeld: Stand-up Confidential, HBO, 1987.

A Soul Session: James Brown & Friends, Cinemax, 1987.

Harry Anderson's Sideshow, NBC, 1987.

The Annual Young Comedians Show, HBO, 1988, 1991.

Richard Lewis: "I'm Exhausted," HBO, 1988.

George Carlin: "What Am I Doing in New Jersey?," 1988.

The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll, Cinemax, 1989.

Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed," HBO, 1990.

That's What Friends Are For: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert, CBS, 1990.

Cats, Cops, and Stuff (also known as Paula Poundstone: Cats, Cops, and Stuff), HBO, 1990.

Dame Edna's Hollywood, NBC, annually, 1991–93.

Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball, MTV, 1992.

Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, Lifetime, 1992.

Paul Rodriguez: Back to School, Fox, 1992.

The LP Show with Victor Borge, PBS, 1992.

Psychoderelict (also known as Pete Townshend Live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House and Pete Townshend's "Psychoderelict"), PBS, 1993.

An American Reunion: New Beginnings, Renewed Hope, HBO, 1993.

(And producer) The Kidsongs Holiday Special, PBS, 1994.

Eric Clapton: Nothing but the Blues, PBS, 1995.

Countdown to the Emmys, Fox, 1995.

Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard, HBO, 1996.

Citykids All Star Celebration, ABC, 1996.

Catch a Rising Star 50th Anniversary—Give or Take 26 Years, CBS, 1996.

Art Garfunkel … Across America, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast, HBO, 1997.

Fleetwood Mac: The Dance, VH1, 1997.

Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon Tour (also known as The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon 1998), HBO, 1997.

Explosion!, ABC, 1987.

Engelbert Humperdinck—Love Unchained, PBS, 1997.

American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997.

The World Fashion Premiere from Paris, ABC, 1998.

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 1998.

Three Cats from Miami and Other Pet Practitioners (also known as Mary Tyler Moore in "Three Cats from Miami … and Other Pet Practitioners"), HBO, 1998.

Billboard's Musical New Year's Eve Live, Fox, 1998.

The 1998 Skate TV Championships, ABC, 1998.

Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration (also known as 25 Years of No. 1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 1999.

George Carlin, You Are All Diseased, 1999.

The American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman, ABC, 1999.

Ricky Martin: One Night Only, CBS, 1999.

Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala, NBC, 1999.

L'Oreal's Summer Music Mania '99, UPN, 1999.

American Express Brings You Central Park in Blue, Fox, 1999.

Britney Spears: There's No Place like Home, Fox, 2000.

Britney in Hawaii, Fox, 2000.

Countdown to Oscar 2000, ABC, 2000.

Sarah Brightman: La Luna; Live in Concert, PBS, 2000.

The American Film Institute Salute to Harrison Ford, CBS, 2000.

Sci-Fi Presents New York's Halloween Parade, USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.

Iwon.com Annual $10 Million Giveaway, CBS, 2000.

A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 2000.

Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve, Fox, 2000, 2001.

Women Rock! Girls & Guitars, Lifetime, 2000, 2002.

An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson, TNT, 2001.

N Sync Live! The Atlantis Concert, CBS, 2001.

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 2001.

Home for the Holidays with Mariah Carey, CBS, 2001.

Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life, CBS, 2001.

American Idols in Las Vegas, 2002.

Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration!, CBS, 2002.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002, CBS, 2002.

On the Red Carpet: Oscars 2002, ABC, 2002.

An American Idol Christmas (also known as A Very Idol Christmas), Fox, 2003.

Harry for the Holidays, NBC, 2003.

Lifetime's 4th Annual Women Rock! Songs from the Movies, Lifetime, 2003.

Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis—One Night Only (also known as Justin Timberland: Down Home in Memphis), NBC, 2003.

American Idol: Halfway Home, Fox, 2003, 2004.

American Idol: Best of the Worst, Fox, 2003.

Genius: A Night for Ray Charles, CBS, 2004.

Kelly, Ruben, & Fantasia: Home for Christmas, Fox, 2004.

American Idol: Uncut, Uncensored, and Untalented, Fox, 2004.

American Idol: The Final Three, Fox, 2004.

Autorox, Spike, 2005.

Television Director: Awards Presentations:

American Video Awards, ABC, 1985.

The MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, annually, 1989–92, and 2000.

The All-Star Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1990.

The Essence Awards, CBS, 1992.

(And executive producer) The Essence Awards, CBS, 1993, Fox, 1995, 1996.

VH1 Honors, VH1, 1994, 1996.

Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1994.

The Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995, Fox, annually, 1998–2000, Comedy Central, 2001.

The Billboard Music Awards, Fox, annually, 1995–2004.

The VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, annually, 1996–98.

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, annually, 1996–98, Fox, annually, 1999–2001.

(And producer) The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997.

GQ's 200 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000.

My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000.

The Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2001, 2003.

The Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2001, 2002, 2003.

The Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003, 2004.

World Music Awards 2004, ABC, 2004.

Video Music Awards 2004, Spike, 2004.

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2005.

Also director of Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Kenny Everett Explosion, LWT (England), 1970.

Solid Gold, 1985.

Roundhouse, Nickelodeon, 1992.

Family Feud (also known as Family Fortunes), syndicated, 1999.

"1962," American Juniors, Fox, 2003.

"S Club Results," American Juniors, Fox, 2003.

Also directed episodes of The Amanda Show (also known as Moody's Point), Nickelodeon; Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"); Larry Grayson, LWT; Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel; and The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs, LWT.

Television Director; Pilots:

That Was the Week that Was, ABC, 1985.

(And producer) America's Funniest … Part II, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody, BBC (England), 2004.


Music Video Director:

Woodstock '94, Polygram Diversified Entertainment, 1995.

Queen: Greatest Video Hits Volume One, EMI Entertainment, 2002.

Directed "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, 1975; director of about 500 other music videos, including "People Everyday" (some sources cite "Everyday People") by Arrested Development; "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees; "Song for Guy" by Elton John; "Landslide" and "Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac; "Ripples," "Robbery, Assault, and Battery," and "A Trick of the Tail" by Genesis; "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?" by Whitney Houston; "I Alone" by Live; "Rock with You" and "She's Out of My Life" by Michael Jackson; "The Triumph" by the Jacksons; "Hurts So Good" and "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp; "Day after Day" by the Pretenders; "Now I'm Here," "Somebody to Love," "Tie Your Mother Down," and "You're My Best Friend" by Queen; "Wake Up Bomb" by R.E.M.; "Gimme Shelter," "Memory Motel," and "Out of Control" by the Rolling Stones; "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?," "I Don't Want to Talk about It," "The Killing of Georgie," and "Young Turks" by Rod Stewart; "There Goes the Neighborhood" by Sheryl Crow and Friends; "Breakfast in America" and "Logical Song" by Supertramp; "Good Morning Judge," "I'm Mandy Fly Me," "I'm Not in Love," and "The Things We Do for Love" by 10cc; and "Mondo Bondage" by the Tubes.


Director of Kidsongs home videos and audio series.


The television pilot America's Funniest … Part II was based on a concept by Gowers.