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. Mr. Britting received a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982.