Elias Savada

Raised in Harrison New York, Elias Savada joined The American Film Institute immediately after his graduation from Cornell University in 1972, working on their ongoing project to catalog feature length motion pictures produced and released in the United States. Returning to the AFI from 1983 to 1991, he was the sole compiler of The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Film Beginnings, 1893-1910, listing over 17,000 films. Since 1977 he has run the Motion Picture Information Service which provides customized copyright research reports.

books by Elias Savada