Brian Grant is a noted British music video and television director and producer. In 1982 he co-founded MGMM Productions with Scott Millaney, Russell Mulcahy, and David Mallet. MGMM became the most successful UK production company of the 80's. He started his career as a cameraman and went to become a noted music video director, he also shot many movies and television series. He is famous for directing episodes of British television series including As If, Hex, Doctor Who, Party Animals, Sinchronicity, Britannia High, Highlander: The Series, Queen of Swords, Clocking Off, New Tricks, Sinbad, The Worst Witch, Our Girl (2018 TV series). He is BAFTA and Emmy nominated. He has also directed many commercials and notable music videos through the 1980s for Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer, Peter Gabriel, Queen, The Human League, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Kim Wilde, Whitney Houston, Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran.His video for Olivia Newton-John's "Physical", won the first Video Grammy ever awarded, 25th Annual Grammy Award for Best Video of the Year. He is also known for his work on the 1983 Donna Summer video "She Works Hard For The Money", the video would be nominated for Five MTV awards, and Donna Summer became the first Afro American Female Artist to get played in high rotation, at the then fledgling MTV station. The video remains a tribute to women around the world. He was also hired to direct her 1983 HBO concert "A Hot Summers Night...", after that he was in high demand as music video director. He also shot two of singer Whitney Houston's videos, "How Will I Know" (1985) and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987). == TV & Filmography == The Tell Tale Heart (1984) The Hitchhiker (1986) She Woldf Of London (1990) Sweet Poison (1991) Love Kills (1991) The Helen Samuels Story (1992) Mann & Machine (1992) Darkman (1992) Complex Of Fear (1992) Sensation (1993) Day of Reckoning (1993) The Red Shoe Diaries (1994) The Second Noah (1995) The Immortals (1995) Bloodlines: Legacy Of A Lord (1996) Bugs (1997) Highlander: The Series (1998) The Raven (1998) Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999) Queen Of Swords (1999) Cyberstalking (1999) As If (2001) Clocking Off (2002) Gladiatress (2006) Hex (2003) Doctor Who (2004) Love Bytes (2004) Hex II (2005) Sinchronicity (2005) Party Animals (2006) Life Is Wild (2006) Britannia High (2007) Breaker (2008) The Allegation (2009) Project Lotus (2010) Sinbad (2010) Video Killed The Radio Star (2011) New Tricks (2012) Deadinburgh (2013) New Tricks (2013) Waterloo Road (2014) Video Killed The Radio Star (2015) The Last Lennon Interview (2016) The Worst Witch (2016) Our Girl (2018) Video Killed The Radio Star (2018) == Notable music videos (Out of 225) == M - "Pop Muzik" (1979) Sparks - "Beat the Clock" (1979) Queen – "Play the Game" (1980) The Human League - "Open Your Heart" (1981) Kim Wilde - "Kids In America" (1981) Olivia Newton-John - "Physical" (1981) Peter Gabriel - "Shock the Monkey" (1982) Queen – "Back Chat" (1982) Queen – "Calling All Girls" (1982) XTC - "Senses Working Overtime" (1982) Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf" (1982) The Fixx - "Saved By Zero" (1983) Rod Stewart - "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So In Love With You)" (1983) Bee Gees - "The Woman in You" (1983) Donna Summer - "She Works Hard for the Money" (1983) Donna Summer - "Unconditional Love" (1983) Duran Duran - "New Moon on Monday" (1984) Meat Loaf - "Modern Girl" (1984) Aretha Franklin - "Freeway of Love" (1985) Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know" (1985) Tina Turner - "Private Dancer" (1985) The Moody Blues - "Your Wildest Dreams" (1985) Gary Moore - "Over the Hills and Far Away" (1986) T'Pau - "China in Your Hand" (1987) Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987) T'Pau - "Secret Garden" (1988) T'Pau - "Only the Lonely" (1989)Grant also directed the original "Scarlett" version of the video for Stevie Nicks' s 1983 song "Stand Back", but Nicks nixed that version, saying she didn't like the way she looked in the video, and reshot it. == References == == External links == Brian Grant on IMDbwww.briangrant.co.uk
Grant is the father of seven: sons Amani, Elijah, Jaydon, Jonavan, and Brian; and daughters Maliah and Anaya. Charity work. Brian Grant is well known for his contributions to the communities in various cities. Grant served as the Oregon and Southwest Washington spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House Charities when he was with the Portland Trail Blazers. Grant and Ronald McDonald House Charities teamed up in July 1999 to hold "Brian's Bash" – a celebrity golf tournament in Portland – to raise money for seriously and terminally ill children. During his time as an NBA player, he started his own foundation in order to assist seriously ill children, as well as their families, and under-privileged youth. These numerous acts of selflessness and generosity were recognized by the NBA in 1999 when he was awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. A few of the programs that The Brian Grant Foundation has launched are the "Scholastic Attendance Program", the "Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program", the "Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution Program" with Pazzo's Restaurant, Mother's Against Gang Violence, the TLC Soup Kitchen, and the "Brian Grant Free Summer Basketball Clinics" in Portland, Oregon, and Georgetown, Ohio. After retiring from the NBA and moving his family back to his adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon, Grant was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in November 2008. With new friends in Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, who share the disease with Brian, he decided to recreate the Brian Grant Foundation; this time, with a new focus and mission. The new charity supports efforts toward the education and awareness of Parkinson's disease in order to increase earlier diagnosis, educate patients and their families, and provide a viable forum for people affected by the disease. The mission of the foundation is to help those impacted by Parkinson's to live active and fulfilling lives. The foundation hosts an annual fundraiser, Shake It Till We Make It, to raise money to provide support and resources for all those affected by Parkinson's disease. Shake It Till We Make It is a two-day celebrity gala and golf tournament hosted in Portland, Oregon. The Brian Grant Foundation partners up with other foundations, such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, to support and fund research dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease and to finding improved therapies for people living with Parkinson's disease. Health. In November 2005, after talking with a neurologist at OHSU, Brian Grant was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's disease. Through discussions and encouragement by well-known Parkinson's sufferers Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, Grant publicized his diagnosis in 2009.
Grant grew up in the small, rural community of Georgetown, Ohio, near the Ohio River about 40 miles southeast of Cincinnati. During summers, he spent most of his time working at area farms, cutting, housing, and stripping tobacco, digging potatoes and baling hay. He played basketball at Georgetown High School, mostly in anonymity until Xavier University's basketball office began receiving anonymous calls stating that they should take a look at Grant. Xavier assistant coach Dino Gaudio finally scouted Grant, followed by visits from XU head coach Pete Gillen. Georgetown High's gymnasium has since been renamed Brian Grant Gymnasium.
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