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CLICK HERE AND APPLY NOW! SHOOTOUT! is a quick-draw filmmaking challenge testing your filmmaking marksmanship by giving you the chance to make an AMAZING short film in less than 48 hours. 10 chosen filmmaking team...
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Films and Filmmakers - that's what it's all about! Filmmakers Alliance screens amazing short films by LA-based filmmakers who are always in attendance at the Echo Park Film Center. Please RSVP HERE! Come out...
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My friend, Elle Schneider works for this company and is probably behind this fabulous idea. Support your women in filmmaking! The gender bias in filmmaking is embarrassing (as is the racial one) . Props to Digital Bolex for t...
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PLEASE RSVP HERE! Presented by Filmmakers Alliance, Shutterstock, WGAW, SAGIndie, FilmLA, Final Draft, Blackmagic Design, The Director List and the California Parks Department. An outgrowth of our wildly popular short...
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My buddy George Zaverdas sent me Criterion's excellent appreciation/analysis of Bob Fosse's - and editor Alan Heim's - editing/filmmaking style as realized most fully in their under-appreciated film "All That Jazz" - one of m...
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I make films and run Filmmakers Alliance. I do other stuff, too.
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    President, 1993 - present
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Born in Brooklyn. Moved to Colorado in 1969. Moved to Tehran, Iran in 1976. Went to Los Angeles in 1980. 

After attending both USC and UCLA in the 80's, Jacques secured a 3-picture writing deal with Imagine Entertainment.

In 1993, Jacques co-founded Filmmakers AllianceAs President, he built the grassroots collective into an important independent filmmaking community and resource organization with films screening at every major festival in the world. He’s overseen the production of hundreds of films (mostly shorts) and developed a wide range of innovative and dynamic filmmaking support programs. 

In 2005, he was named Chief Community Officer of the festival submission/filmmaker support site, Withoutabox.com

Jacques and partner Liam Finn formed FA Productions in 2004, of which they are Co-Presidents. Jacques 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". He most recently produced a national ad spot for Coke Zero.

His writer-director filmography includes the feature film "The Dogwalker" (Los Angeles Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Best First Feature - Cinequest Film Festival), as well as the shorts "My Last Day On Earth" (Seattle International Film Festival. Ashland Independent Film Festival), "Transaction" (Sundance Film Festival, winner of the Grand Prix du Jury Award in the Labo Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival), "Infidelity In Equal Parts" (Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival), "Egg" (Mill Valley Film Festival, Best Comedy Short - Cinequest Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Short – Methodfest) and "Love Without Socks" (AFI International Film Festival). Jacques has recently completed two new feature film scripts, "Rust", and "Hurricane Jane" as well as the short script for "Red  White And Blue" as one of ten filmmakers involved in the feature-length omnibus project.  He's also written over a dozen short scripts for  3rd Page a new writing/filmmaking collective he helps manage. He begins shooting his newest feature “Connection” in early 2014.

Jacques also self-distributed his feature film "The The Dogwalker" in 2006 as well as worked on the distribution team for "America So Beautiful" in 2004.

Jacques has been a juror, guest lecturer or invited speaker for many film schools, film festivals, film organizations, workshops, and other film-related events. He recently taught and consulted part-time at AMDA in Hollywood. He’s formerly sat on the advisory board for The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (now the Los Angeles Film Festival), the IFP Emerging Filmmaker Labs, The Ashland Independent Film Festival, The Santa Monica Film Festival, The Silver Lake Film Festival and the Downtown Film Festival.

Jacques has also programmed screening events and has been a programming associate for the Los Angeles Film Festival since 2011.
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