Jessica Martins

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Jessica Martins
Born
Toronto, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationFilm producer
talent agent
Years active2006-present

Jessica Martins is a Canadian movie producer and talent agent. She is based in Toronto, Canada.[1][2][3] Martins is known for producing the western movie Forsaken (2015), which won a Rosie Award at the Alberta Film & Television Awards.[4][5] In 2015, she was named Notable Young Entrepreneur.[6]

Career[change | change source]

Martins was born in Toronto to Portuguese parents. She graduated from York University in 2008, majored in a Bsc in psychology and minored in movie and television. She started her career as a model, modeling for several international contracts and major clients from 2005-2009. In 2009, she founded a talent agency Hero Artists Inc. based in Toronto, which has represented several actors and directors.[7][8][9][10] Some of the clients of Hero Artists are Disney, Netflix and Universal.[6] In 2013, she co-founded Lightbox Pictures along with Wilson DaSilva, later the company teamed up with United Front Entertainment to distribute movie contents across Canadian media platforms.[1] In 2015, she produced a western blockbuster Forsaken. It was nominated for several awards and won a Rosie Award in Best Make-Up category.[11][12]

In 2018, it was announced she would serve as an Executive Producer of The Last Full Measure (2019 movie), starring Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris, Samuel L Jackson and William Hurt.[13]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie[change | change source]

Year Title Credit Genres
2019 The Last Full Measure Executive producer War
2019 Spinning Gold Producer Biography
2017 Kiss and Cry Associate Producer Drama
2015 Forsaken Executive producer Western

Recognition[change | change source]

  • Named Notable Young Entrepreneur, 2015

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Anchor Bay Canada Execs Launch New Indie Distributor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. "Toronto Home to New Full Service Talent Agency, Hero Artists - Jasmyn Pozzo - Digital Journal". www.digitaljournal.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. "Jessica Martins - EXECUTIVES". Variety. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. "Forsaken, Producer Credit". MetaCritic. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. Leydon, Joe (16 September 2015). "Toronto Film Review: 'Forsaken'". Variety. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "TODAY'S NOTABLE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR". notablelife.com. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  7. 1Ng See Quan, Danielle. "Hero Artists talent agency launches in Canada". Playback. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  8. "Interview with Matthew Sauvé". The Saverina Scozzari Collective. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  9. "Melody Makers at Whistler". Northernstars.ca. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  10. "Hero Artists Inc. | Better Business Bureau® Profile". www.bbb.org. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  11. "'Forsaken': TIFF Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  12. "Jessica Martins | Executive Producer – ALL-IN". all-in-movie.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  13. Kay, Jeremy. "Vietnam Medal of Honor drama 'The Last Full Measure' lands at Roadside Attractions". Screen. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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