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CEO/Co-Founder at MovieFone
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Princeton University

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Andrew Jarecki is an Academy-award nominated filmmaker, musician and entrepreneur.

Jarecki graduated from Princeton University in 1985, where he also served as the theatrical director. Currently, Jarecki resides in New York City with wife, Nancy, creator of Betty Beauty, Inc., which sells pubic hair dye.

He co-founded Moviefone, a service that provides film schedules over the phone and Internet. Launched in 1989, Jarecki’s company was sold to AOL 1999.

Andrew Jarecki is best known for his work in the controversial documentary, "Capturing the Friedmans." The film focused on the investigation of Arnold and Jesse Friedman who faced accusations of child molestation. The film won eighteen international prizes including a nomination for an Academy Award, amidst scrutiny from the child sex abuse victims who claimed it was not factual.

Today, Jarecki continues to advocate for Jesse Friedman, who was convicted of child molestation, and having his conviction overturned.

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