He wrote “La fiaca (Don’t Wanna),” “One Hundred Times, No!” and “The Japanese Don’t Wait,” most recently known as “I Want Them Both”; all three of these stage works garnered international attention and were adapted as movies. “I Want Them Both” has been performed in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela and it was also staged in New York – with simultaneous English translation. Its movie version was filmed in Mexico. The play received a best comedy-theater award from the Argentine Society of Radio, Theatre, Movie and Television Writers (Argentores).
Talesnik is known in television circles as the scriptwriter for “My Brother-in-Law,” a repeat winner of the Martín Fierro Award (Argentine Emmy) for best television comedy. He has received many other awards for his work in theater, film and television. Among them is Argentores Grand Honor Award for theater in 2002 and a best comedy-sketch program award for the series “Put on Francella.” He wrote the movie script for “The Revenge of Beto Sánchez,” which received an award from the Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos de la Argentina (Argentine Association of Movie Chroniclers). His one-man show “Casual,” in which he also performs, was nominated for the Estrella de Mar award in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and was staged in several countries. He was a co-author and actor in “How to Be a Good Jewish Mother,” a theater play also performed internationally.
He is Argentores second vice president.