An Audience with Jan Harlan

Where: Media Factory – Creative Innovation Zone
When: Thursday 15th November – 6:30pm

Jan Harlan will talk about his extraordinary life and career, including producing for acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick.

This will be followed by a Q&A session with Bill McCoid. 

Jan Harlan was born in Karlsruhe in 1937. He began working for Kubrick as a researcher, most prominently on Napoleon, Kubrick’s never-filmed epic about the French military leader, in 1968, when Kubrick asked him, as a German speaker to accompany him to Romania to organise the army scenes for the film. Harlan went on to executive produce Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) for Kubrick. Harlan was also executive producer for Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), a collaboration between Spielberg and Kubrick. Harlan also directed a feature-length documentary about Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001).

He has for several years been a regular guest lecturer at the European Film College, and also at the University of Hertfordshire’s Film and Television degrees, for which he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2011. In 2016, Harlan joined the film jury for ShortCutz Amsterdam, an annual film festival promoting short films in Amsterdam.