Film historian BRUCE SCIVALLY is Vice President of New Dimension Media in Chicago. Previously, he taught classes in scriptwriting, film history, media theory and pre-production at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Columbia College, Facets Multimedia and Flashpoint Academy.
Scivally has written articles for Filmfax, Variety, High Life and British Esquire. His latest book, Dracula FAQ, explores all facets of both the historical and literary Dracula. His prior books include Billion Dollar Batman, a comprehensive history of the Dark Knight from 10 cent comic book to global icon, and Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway, which celebrates 70 years of Superman in popular culture.
He is co-editor of The Special Effects and Stunts Guide (Lone Eagle, 1989) and co-author of James Bond: The Legacy (Abrams, 2002), which was featured on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News Network and Headline News, and was highlighted in magazines as diverse as Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The New Yorker and Playboy.
Before relocating to Chicago, Scivally was a documentary producer, director and writer. His credits include Special Edition DVD releases of the James Bond films, the Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto series, The Pink Panther, The Great Escape, Legally Blonde, A Fish Called Wanda, A Bridge Too Far, Doris Day and Alice Faye films, and many others. He also worked on the 2001 Academy Awards broadcast, the PBS special The Great American Songbook, and wrote an episode of A&E's Biography series. He earned his BA at the University of Southern California and an MA in playwriting and scriptwriting from Regents University, London.
He currently lives in Evanston, Illinois.