Born 1911, Constantinople, present-day Istanbul, Turkey.
Jacques Rémy, born Rémy Assayas, started his career in film working on Max Ophüls’ La Signora di Tutti. He had a brief and distinguished career in Paris as assistant to filmmakers such as Léonide Moguy, G.W. Pabst, and Richard Pottier. He moved to Argentina in 1939, where he worked as studio head and film director before joining the Free French Forces in 1944, serving as director of information for Latin America. Returning to France in 1946, he collaborated with René Clément in writing Les maudits, which won an award at Cannes. It was the start of a successful career in screenwriting. Rémy is the father of filmmaker Olivier Assayas and novelist Michka Assayas.