Throughout his career Swope produced and directed prime time programs for all major American television networks. The collection
consists of scripts, notes, credits, cast and crew lists, shooting schedules, budgets, and memos for various television projects,
including the Emmy nominated series
There is little biographical information available about Mel Swope. Swope served as vice president of production at Wilshire
Court Productions and was named senior vice president of Production of MGM/UA Worldwide Television, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Inc. Throughout his career Swope produced and directed prime time programs for all major American television networks. Among
his numerous credits are Fame, Miami Vice, and Police Story. He received Emmy Award nominations for his work on Fame, Police Story and was the recipient of two Golden Globe awards.
14 boxes (7 linear feet)
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