Red Carpet Interview
Al Bowman, Founder and Executive Producer of the Los Angeles Music Awards, Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards and the Phoenix Music Awards, began his Hollywood journey as the owner of Fun Time Limousine from 1982 to 1992 as the “Limoman to the Stars” where he built relationships with celebrities and many of the movers and shakers in Hollywood. As a trusted Hollywood “insider” Bowman was invited to nearly every major awards show in Hollywood to act as a seat filler.
After a decade of attending awards shows including The Grammy’s, Oscars, American Music Awards and other shows, Bowman learned the inner workings of how to produce a Hollywood class awards show while creating powerful connections with celebrities and key influencers in the entertainment industry.
In 1991, the Entrepreneur in Bowman saw an opportunity and he created the first Los Angeles Music Awards show and since then has been held at some the most recognizable venues in the world. Including: The Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy, The House of Blues, the Hollywood Palladium, The Music Box Theater, The Paramount Theater, The Avalon Theater and the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom.
In the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan declared November 21, 2000 “Los Angeles Music Awards Day” solidifying the organizations standing in the Hollywood and LA creative communities. Now in its 23rd year, the Los Angeles Music Awards has built a legacy by bringing recognition to many independent artists and bands.
In 2007, Bowman and LAMA co-producer, Susanna Griffie, founded The Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards which takes place at the Los Angeles Music Awards and honors leaders in the entertainment, music, sports, political, TV & Film industries whose invaluable contributions have defined excellence in their fields.
The F.A.M.E Awards is a celebration of Film, Art, Music and Entertainment that brings together in one evening rising artists beginning their journey to success with industry icons that have paved the way.
Bowman and Griffie also founded The Phoenix Music Awards in 2008 which offered a series of 12 on-going events to showcase local talent from the Phoenix area and the winners were featured at a Red Carpet, Hollywood style event in Phoenix, Arizona.