Former Archives Curator (1998 – 2018), Ayn Rand Archives
Ayn Rand Institute
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 was curator of the Ayn Rand Archives at ARI from 2012 to 2018 and an Archivist from 1998 to 2011.
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.
Programming & Collection Development
Ayn Rand Archives
2012 – 2018
Ayn Rand Archives
1998 – 2011
A G Media Corporation, Ltd.
1994 – 1997
1989 – 1993
Ayn Rand December 29, 2004
“Adapting We the Living for the Stage” September 02, 2014
“Adapting Atlas Shrugged to Film” April 16, 2009
“Adapting The Fountainhead to Film” November 24, 2006
“Anthem and the ‘The Individualist Manifesto’” June 28, 2005
“Adapting We the Living” February 28, 2004
“An Interview with Jeff Britting: Ideal” July 23, 2014
“Ayn Rand’s Anthem Gets Staged Off-Broadway” September 28, 2013
“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”