Born in Brooklyn, Jacques Thelemaque lived in Colorado and in Tehran before moving to Los Angeles in 1980. After attending both USC and UCLA in the 80’s, he secured a 3-picture writing deal with Imagine Entertainment. In 1993, he co-founded Filmmakers Alliance. In 2005, he was named Chief Community Officer of the festival submission/filmmaker support site, Withoutabox.com. Having formed FA Productions with his partner Liam Finn in 2004, he has produced several feature films including Shock Television, The Dogwalker, Within, Midnight Movie and The Revenant and is a co-producer on Brooklyn Reptyle’s Audie and the Wolf. His writer-director filmography includes the feature film The Dogwalker, as well as the shorts My Last Day On Earth, Transaction, Infidelity In Equal Parts, Egg and Love Without Socks. He has recently completed two new feature film scripts, Rust and Hurricane Jane. He has been a juror, guest lecturer or invited speaker for many film schools, film festivals, film organizations, workshops, and other film-related events. He has also programmed screening events and has been a programming associate for the Los Angeles Film Festival since 2011.