TV & Film Producer
AJ Tesler is an award winning television, film and new media producer and director who has created 1,000’s hours of content. He founded the Independent Television Festival, now in its 11th year and oversaw its growth into the premier festival in the world for independently produced television pilots, mobile content and web series. AJ has produced tv and news media content for Netflix, VH1, History Channel, CBS, MTV and Sony in addition to creating content for some of the internet’s biggest stars. His event planning experience, entertainment relationships and social media expertise will be an asset to the Rett Syndrome Research Trust in the search for a cure. Since 2014, AJ has chaired the Reverse Rett LA Gala auction, joining as a co-chair of the event in 2016. He and his family have been a key part of making the gala the most successful fundraising event for Rett research in the world. AJ has also been integral in producing viral videos for RSRT, helping to expand the awareness and fundraising efforts of the organization.
AJ lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jenny, son Grayden, and daughter, Magnolia, who has Rett Syndrome. They blog and create videos about Rett Syndrome on their website, magnoliashope.com.