Mel Damski has directed 29 movies and hundreds of hours of series television, from MASH to Boston Legal. For the last eight years, he has been the producer-director of Psych on USA network.
He has been nominated for an Oscar, two Emmy Awards, and earned a Christopher Award for Everybody’s Baby: the Rescue of Jessica McClure.! !
A graduate of the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies, Mel has taught at AFI, USC and most recently NYU. He is the founder of the Cascadia Film Workshops, which launched June, 2014 on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. A former Newsday reporter, Mel writes a weekly column, If I Ran The Zoo, which was recently awarded first place by the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association.
Mel is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Director’s Guild of America. He was the co-chairman of the DGA Creative Rights Committee for many years and served on the Health and Pension Board. He also created the Director’s Guild charity golf tournament.