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Elias Savada

Motion Picture Information Service
Director/Founder
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
I have been performing copyright research since 1977, first with Brylawski & Cleary, the premiere copyright law firm at the time, followed by part time research under my own Motion Picture Information Service banner. In 1991, after finishing my association with The American Film Institute (1972-1977, 1984-1981), I went full time copyright research, now having provided over 14,000 reports covering many more times that number of titles (film, television, music, printed word, etc.) to over 1,500 clients (distributors, producers, directors, attorneys, stock footage houses, academics, film archives). I perform research for clients who need to access materials at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the George Eastman House, and the Museum of the Moving Image, the Library of Congress, among others.