Jacques Thelemaque

President and Filmmaker in Los Angeles, California

After attending both USC and UCLA, Jacques secured a 3-picture writing deal with Imagine Entertainment.

In 1993, Jacques co-founded Filmmakers Alliance. As 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 and developed a wide range of innovative and dynamic filmmaking support programs.

In 2004, Jacques and partner Liam Finn formed FA Productions, 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 also produced a national ad spot for Coke Zero.

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

In 2017, Jacques began work with ConsciousGood.com and supports the growth of the Conscious Good Creator's Network.

In 2018, Jacques was made the LA host of the podcast HOWL FOR CHANGE.

In 2019, Jacques was named Head Of Production for the new streaming platform MenaceVision TV.

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", "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" (Best Comedy Short - Cinequest Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Short - Methodfest) and "Love Without Socks".

Jacques has recently completed three new feature film scripts, "Rust", "Hurricane Jane" and "Connection". He's also written over 50 short scripts for 3rd Page, a short format writing/filmmaking collective. He's also completed the pilot script for the limited series "Monday".

In 2020, Jacques will finish production on his newest feature film "Connection".

Jacques has hosted many seminars and workshops and served as a guest lecturer or invited speaker for many film schools, film organizations and film festivals. Jacques has also been a board member, programmer and juror at numerous film festivals. He has been an Associate Programmer for the recently-defunct Los Angeles Film Festival since 2011.

  • Work
    • Filmmakers Alliance
  • Education
    • University of Southern California