Jessica Martins is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and Film Producer/Financier and Founder of Hero Artists Inc.

Photo credit: Jessica Martins

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Jessica Martins

What is your job role?
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Film Producer/Financier and Founder of Hero Artists Inc.

Tell us about your company?
My first company and dear to my heart are Hero Artists Inc is a full-service talent agency representing over 300 actors, writer/producers, singers and personalities since 2009 across Canada. Further, we manage experienced talent in the Canadian market to transition them into other markets (especially the US).

In Producing and Film Financing, since 2015 I have been blessed to have been involved with some incredible films that I have personally invested in as well as raised financing for. The first film was ‘Forsaken’ with Kiefer and Donald Sutherland and Demi Moore. After that, I was intrigued by producing, and my friend Sean Cisterna brought me on board a Telefilm supported film based on a true story ‘Kiss and Cry’ to help package the film. My most recent film which will be released this Spring, ‘The Last Full Measure’ starring Samuel L Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Peter Fonda and Diane Ladd (to name a few). I am currently in pre-production on the next film ‘Spinning Gold” and a co-production with Mexico for ‘Under Duress.’ Film Projects are not all I gravitate to…I am an Executive Producer on an innovative VR Project, CMF/OMDC supported ‘Spacewalk VR,’ and with Hero Artists, we are packaging a few TV series currently under development.