Jeff Britting

Curator, Ayn Rand Archives
Ayn Rand Institute

Specialties

  • Ayn Rand biography
  • Rand's impact
  • Objectivist esthetics
  • Culture & Society

Jeff Britting is one of the leading authorities on Ayn Rand’s life and cultural impact. A filmmaker whose work includes Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, a 1997 Academy Award™ nominee for Best Documentary Feature, he is the author of the 2004 short biography Ayn Rand, the first biographical work based on unrestricted access to the Ayn Rand Papers (held at the Ayn Rand Archives). Mr. Britting is curator of the Ayn Rand Archives at ARI.

 

In 2013 Mr. Britting’s stage adaptation of Rand’s novel Anthem ran Off-Broadway in New York City at the Baryshnikov Art Center’s Jerome Robbins Theater. His stage, film and written works have been reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, High Performance, Drama-Logue, Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Washington Post and the London Review of Books. He has been interviewed by the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Casa Vogue, the San Francisco Examiner and has appeared on BBC, NPR, C-SPAN and numerous other radio programs nationally.

 

Mr. Britting specializes in Ayn Rand’s intellectual development and her cultural/esthetic impact. He has curated manuscript exhibits at the Los Angeles Public Library; Nabokov House in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Chapman University.

Career Roles

Curator

Programming & Collection Development
Ayn Rand Archives
2012 – present

Archivist

Department Manager
Ayn Rand Archives
1998 – 2011

Associate Producer

Film Projects
A G Media Corporation, Ltd.
1994 – 1997

Freelance Producer

1989 – 1993

Selected Work

Books

Ayn Rand December 29, 2004

Talks & Lectures

“Ayn Rand, an Introduction”

“History of the Campus Club Movement”

“The Value of the Ayn Rand Archives”

“Ayn Rand: An Illustrated Life”

Film Comments: “Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Film Comments: “Love Letters

Film Comments: “The Fountainhead

Film Comments: “We the Living

Exhibit Gallery Talk: “Celebrating We the Living and For the New Intellectual

Exhibit Gallery Talk: “Ayn Rand in Hollywood”

Exhibit Gallery Talk: “The Ideas of Atlas Shrugged