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Nigel Dick (born 21 March 1953, Catterick, North Yorkshire, England) is an English music video and film director, writer and musician based in Los Angeles, California. He directed the Band Aid video "Do They Know It's Christmas?", as well as over 300 other music videos. Nigel Dick (director) should not be confused with the Australian Dr. Nigel Dick who was General Manager of General Television Pty Ltd., in Australia from 1964-1969. Education: Educated at Gresham's School, Holt, in the East of England and the University of Bath, Dick began completing a degree in architecture before pursuing a career in the record business. He has studied mime and is also a graduate of Judith Weston's Acting for Directors class. Career: Before success in the music and film industries, Dick worked as an architectural draughtsman, a clerk, a busker, a cab driver, a construction worker, a farm labourer, a motorcycle messenger, a salesman, a waiter, and served a spell in the Sewage Division of the Anglian Water Authority. He began his career in the record business working at Stiff Records, where he stayed for five years working as a Press Officer with Madness, Ian Dury, Lene Lovich and The Plasmatics. In the early 80's he moved to Phonogram Records. While at Phonogram he directed the original Band Aid video "Do They Know It's Christmas?", starring Boy George, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Sting, Bono, members of Duran Duran, and others. In 1986, he moved to Los Angeles to direct his first feature film, P.I. Private Investigations (1987), starring Ray Sharkey and Martin Balsam. Sitwenty documentaries and feature films and over three hundred music videos. In 1986, he co-founded Propaganda Films, which became a major production company for commercials and music videos. In 1999, he directed MTV's first made-for-TV feature 2gether. The film spawned a TV series and two albums. Dick co-wrote a number of songs on the first album which reached the US Top-40 chart. In 2003 he directed Seeing Double for Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment, which starred British pop act S Club 7. In 2008, E! Television announced that Dick would be co-exec producing an observational documentary TV series starring Pamela Anderson titled: Pam: Girl On The Loose. The artists and bands Dick has directed to date include The Offspring, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Breaking Benjamin, Anastacia, Carly Simon, Def Leppard, Steve Lukather, Nickelback, Guns N' Roses, Oasis, Kula Shaker, Backstreet Boys, Toni Braxton, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Il Divo, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Paul McCartney, Amy Lee, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, R.E.M., Gloria Estefan, S Club, Pussycat Dolls, and Ozzy Osbourne. Awards: Dick's film work has won three MTV awards, two Billboard Awards and three MVPA awards. His videos have won a BRIT Award and been nominated for more than twenty MTV Video Music Awards, sixteen MuchMusic Video Awards and a Grammy Award. His personal nominations include a Cable Ace Award. In 2000, the MVPA (Music Video Producers Association) awarded him and the other founders of Propaganda Films a joint Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 the MVPA awarded him his own Lifetime Achievement Award. Musician: Dick was a founding member of pub-rock act and Stiff Records house band The Stiff All Stars. The band was briefly signed to Stiff Records competitor Chiswick Records in 1980 and subsequently released four singles. Band line-up was Andy Murray (guitar, vocals), Nigel Dick (bass, vocals), Pete Glenister (guitar), Nicky Graham (keys), Hugh Attwooll (drums). Despite band's name only Murray and Dick actually worked at Stiff Records and Glenister went on to write and produce for Alison Moyet, Kirsty MacColl, Darius; Graham went on to write and produce Bros. The band appeared on TV, toured frequently and supported Jools Holland, Any Trouble, Madness amongst others. Jamie West Oram featured in an early line-up but left to join The Fixx. Thirty years after the release of their first single The Stiff All Stars released their first album '12.5 on a 10 Point Scale' which featured new tracks and previously unreleased songs featuring Jeff Porcaro (Toto) and Carl Verheyen (Supertramp). Dick also appeared four times as a backing musician on BBC's famous 'Top Of The Pops': three times with Jona Lewie ('Kitchen At Parties', 'Stop The Cavalry') and once with The Snowmen ('Hokey Cokey'). As a guitarist, he has released three albums: Flesh, Blood, Wood, Steel, All Stars And All Sorts, Weird Stain, Traveller: Nigel Dick travels by bicycle and has made cycle tours in fourteen countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, and various states of Europe, including his home country of the United Kingdom. Selected music video credits (as director): 1983 I Think I'll Get My Haircut by Jona Lewie, 1984 Mothers Talk by Tears For Fears, Shout by Tears For Fears, Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, 1985 Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears For Fears, Head over Heels by Tears For Fears, I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) by Tears For Fears, Living On The Borderline by Smash Palace, 1987 Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses, 1988 Sweet Child o' Mine by Guns N' Roses, Paradise City by Guns N' Roses, Rocket by Def Leppard, 1989 Patience by Guns N' Roses, 1992 TV Crimes by Black Sabbath, 1993 Right By Your Side by Enuff Z'Nuff, 1994 Rock 'n' Roll Star by Oasis, 1995 Wonderwall by Oasis, 1996 Falling into You by Celine Dion, It's All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion, Tattva by Kula Shaker, Wide Open Space by Mansun, Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis, Champagne Supernova by Oasis, Slang by Def Leppard, Work It Out by Def Leppard, 1997 As Long as You Love Me by Backstreet Boys, All I Have To Give by Backstreet Boys, Push by Matchbox Twenty, Gone Away by The Offspring, How's It Going to Be by Third Eye Blind, 1998 Don't Go Away by Oasis, Shorty (You Keep Playing With My Mind) by Imajin featuring Keith Murray, Only When I Sleep by The Corrs, ...Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, Cruel Summer by Ace of Base, 1999 At My Most Beautiful by R.E.M., Sometimes by Britney Spears, (You Drive Me) Crazy by Britney Spears, I'm Outta Love by Anastacia, Believe by Cher, Don't Say You Love Me by M2M, Strong Enough by Cher, Me, Myself & I by Vitamin C, 2000 Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears, I Think I'm In Love With You by Jessica Simpson, Swear It Again (US Version) by Westlife, Hemorrhage (In My Hands) by Fuel, Breathless by The Corrs, Innocent by Fuel, Alive by S Club, Pretty Boy by M2M, I Wanna Be with You by Mandy Moore, 2001 Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) by Train, Cowboys & Kisses by Anastacia, Drowning by Backstreet Boys, Astounded by Tantric, Aroma by Pru, For You by Staind, 2002 Too Bad by Nickelback, Never Again by Nickelback, Hero by Chad Kroeger (featuring Josey Scott), That's What Girls Do by No Secrets, Kids in America by No Secrets, 2003 Someday by Nickelback, 2004 Out of the Blue by Delta Goodrem, Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional (Spider-Man 2 soundtrack), Broken by Seether (featuring Amy Lee), Angel by The Corrs, Everything to Me by Brooke Hogan, 2005 Far Away by Nickelback, Blind by Lifehouse, Dancing by Mai Kuraki, Photograph by Nickelback, Stickwitu by Pussycat Dolls, 2006 Always on Your Side by Sheryl Crow & Sting, Savin' Me by Nickelback, Rock On by Def Leppard, Time Of Our Lives by Il Divo & Toni Braxton, 2007 Better Than Me by Hinder, 2008 Absolutely Positively by Anastacia, Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback, Underneath The Same Sky by Kenny Loggins, 2009 I Love This Town by Clive Gregson, I'd Come for You by Nickelback, If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback, Never Gonna Be Alone by Nickelback, Constant As The Wind by Carl Verheyen, First There Is A Mountain by Kenny Loggins, 2010 Give Me a Sign by Breaking Benjamin, Ambitions by Joe McElderry, Monster High Fright Song by Monster High, This Afternoon by Nickelback, Fever by Bullet For My Valentine, Bittersweet Memories by Bullet For My Valentine, Pretend by Destinee & Paris, Not a Love Song by Wonderland, Lose My Mind by The Wanted, 2011 Bittersweet by Clive Gregson, The Road Divides Live DVD by Carl Verheyen, Wranglin' by 3 Boxes, Gold Forever by The Wanted, Starlight by Wonderland, The Last Goodbye by David Cook, "Something To Say" by The Brilliant Things, Give by LeAnn Rimes, 2012 "Forbidden Kiss" by Frank Gambale, Lullaby by Nickelback, Start of Something Good by Daughtry, 2013 Borrowed by LeAnn Rimes, Credits as director (Feature films): Pam: Girl on the Loose (2008), Berlin Calling (currently in production) Berlin Calling, In Search Of The Lanterne Rouge (currently in production) rougefilm, Callback (2005) callbackthemovie, Seeing Double (2003), 2gether (2000), The Elevator (1996) (co-director, one segment), Dead Connection (1993), Deadly Intent (1988), P.I. Private Investigations (1987), Credits as screenwriter (Feature films): Stella Roxx and The Killer Bats From Hell (2006), Sidewalking (2004), Callback (1999), Everlasting (1995), Country Lyfe (1994), Hangman (1994), Introducing Eric (1993) (story by Nigel Dick), One Week in April (1990), Deadly Intent (1988) (uncredited), P.I. Private Investigations (1987) (story by Nigel Dick)

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