Jan-Christopher Horak is the Director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive and a Professor of Critical Studies.
He formerly served as Director of Archives & Collections, Universal Studios; Director, Munich Filmmuseum; Senior Curator, George Eastman House; Professor, University of Rochester, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Munich, and the University of Salzburg.
His publications include: Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema (1997), Lovers of Cinema. The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945 (1995), The Dream Merchants: Making and Selling Films in Hollywood’s Golden Age (1989). He has also written over 250 articles and reviews in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish, and Hebrew publications. His new book on designer Saul Bass will be published in 2014 by University Press of Kentucky.
Horak holds a PhD. from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany and a M.S. from Boston University.