Award-winning filmmaker of Capturing the Friedmans. He also co-founded the film info services Moviefone. His 1st feature work Taking the Friedmans, a documentary of a family group investigated for kid molestation, earned the Academy Honor in 2003. He and maker J.J. Abrams co-wrote the theme music to the tv screen series Felicity within the WB. He originated from an creative family, with one of is own brothers, Eugene, the manufacturer of Why We Battle, Reagan, and additional well-known documentaries. His additional sibling, Nicholas Jarecki, had written the screenplay for The Informers from 2008.