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Jan-Christopher Horak

Jan-Christopher HorakJan-Christopher Horak has been Director of UCLA Film & Television Archive and Professor for Critical Studies since 2007. He was previously Director of Archives & Collections at Universal Studios, Director of the Munich Filmmuseum and Senior Curator, George Eastman House. He has held professorships at the University of Rochester, the Munich Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen and the University of Salzburg. His book publications include: “Film and Photo in the 1920s” (1979), “Helmar Leski - Pioneer of Israeli Cinema” (1983), “Anti-Nazi-Films Made by German Jewish Refugees in Hollywood” (1985), “Making Images Move: Photographers and Avant-Garde Cinema” (1997), “Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945” (1995) and “The Dream Merchants: Making and Selling Films in Hollywood's Golden Age” (1989). He has also published 250 articles and reviews in all manner of film historical subjects in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish and Hebrew publications. Named an Academy Scholar in 2006, he has just completed a book on the designer Saul Bass, “The Hand and the Eye.”