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Finding Aid for the Mel Swope papers, 1970-1983, (bulk 1976-1983)
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Description
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 Fame and Police Story.
Background
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.
Extent
14 boxes (7 linear feet)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.