- Cortal, Jacques
- Trained as an actor at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique de Paris with Antoine Vitez and Georges Chamarat as teachers, parallel to his acting career (1974 La Main à Couper / Cadavere di troppo / USA: Bloody Murder, Etienne Périer, France / Italy), he started writing as co-screenwriter for films (1981 Une Sale Affaire, also co-adapter, co-dialogist; 1990 La Femme fardée, José Pinheiro) and then for TV (1990 Eurocops / Euroflics, episode "Ligne d'Enfer", Gérard Gozlan, Italy / Spain / France / UK / Germany / Austria / Switzerland; Eurocops / Euroflics, episode "Secret-Défense", Franck Apprederis, Italy / Spain / France / UK / Germany / Austria / Switzerland; 1991 Rio Verde / Die Abenteuer vom Rio Verde, TV miniseries, Jean-Louis Daniel, Patrick Jamain, Duccio Tessari, France / West Germany; Eurocops / Euroflics, episode "Les Malfaisants", Franck Apprederis, Italy / Spain / France / UK / Germany / Austria / Switzerland; 1992 Maigret et les Plaisirs de la Nuit, José Pinheiro, France / Belgium / Switzerland; 2003 L'Aubaine, Aline Issermann).Filmography1982 ◘ Le Dernier Jour (short; also co-screenwriter)2003 ◘ Quand je vois le Soleil (also screenwriter, co-producer)Television Filmography1992 ◘ Papa et rien d'autre (also screenwriter)1995 ◘ La Musique de l'Amour: Robert et Clara◘ Les Cordier, Juge et Flic (episode "Une Mort Programmée")
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.