Vice President, Content Development and Production
With over 20 years of professional experience in multiple areas of the entertainment industry, Monique has worked with all major Hollywood studios and several prominent entertainment marketing/ advertising firms on theatrical, television and home entertainment releases.
The backbone for the solid business structure at ēluminəs, Monique specializes in contributing creatively as well as handling production/financial matters. Not only does she bring to the table an artistic sensibility that has enabled her be part of the creative processes with her art direction and copywriting, she has a strong background in project management with a knack for developing effective tracking and reporting systems, limiting errors and ensuring profitability.
At ēluminəs, Monique has become an expert in successfully navigating both the domestic and international film festival circuits, bringing global prestige to clients’ film projects. She is currently working on the formation of a non-profit fund to finance independent films.
Monique is a graduate of University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. An avid reader, she also pursues artistic endeavors such as watercolor painting and creative writing. She is a participant in the Tell Your True Talenon-fiction writing workshops sponsored by the Los Angeles County Public Library.
Monique’s iPod Playlist includes but is not limited to: Everything ever released by Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder, Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana, Writing to Reach You – Travis (Scottish band, not the country singer), Flake – Jack Johnson, Howlin’ for You – The Black Keys, Let It Go – James Bay, All I Want – Kodaline, You Go Down Smooth – Lake Street Dive, Soldier – Ingrid Michaelson, Panic Switch – Silversun Pickups, Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots, La Pistola y El Corazón – Los Lobos, and KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic (April 2001 edition).