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After graduating from Howard University in the nations capital with a degree in political science/pre-law, Melvin James worked as the Director of Community Organizing for a major community development corporation and organized numerous youth camps and programs for neighborhood kids in his hometown of Newark, NJ. His career in film took flight when one of his scripts was optioned by New Line Cinema with Jim Carrey slated to play lead. Melvin has worked as a Producer, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Assistant Director, Writer and actor on films such as Malcolm X, Night Falls On Manhattan, The Devil's Own, Ransom, Donnie Brasco, Sleepers and Godzilla. Melvin James has also worked under such acclaimed directors as Martin Scorsese, Sidney Lumet, Roland Emmerich, Mike Newell, Spike Lee and Ron Howard. Melvin has directed various film and tv projects for Lions Gate Films, Artisan Entertainment, BET, Comedy Central and promos for HBO, Spike TV, MTV. In 2009 Melvin James launched a new media venture and website at DAAMinc.com which broadcasts exclusive video, blog radio, and television featuring today's hottest models as well as the latest in gaming, sports, news and entertainment for the discerning male audience nationwide through Verizon Fios to over 30 million homes across the country.