In this episode of “A Conversation With,” my guest is Jezabel Montero. Jezabel speaks about her career in filmmaking and what inspires her as a filmmaker. She is a bilingual actor, writer, director, and producer who has been involved in the film industry since childhood. She is a woman who has gone against all odds and made it in the film industry.
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Jezabel Montero has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. She began as a child actor, starring in commercials at the age of thirteen. She has been in countless Off-Broadway shows and has worked in all mediums. Jezabel is Cuban-American and a bi-lingual actor who has worked in both Spanish soaps and theatre. She has worked with the crème de la crème in the New York Latino Theatre Community—Miriam Colon, Rene Buch, Carmen Rivera, Jose Rivera, Max Ferra, Eduardo Machado, Magdalena Gomez, Tony Mata, and many more. She was the anchor for morning traffic and news radio for several New York AM and FM Stations in Spanish and English. In 2008, she won the prestigious H.O.L.A. and ACE awards for Outstanding Achievement by a Featured Female Actor in a play for her comedic performance in “Dinner for Two” at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. In 2003, she co-founded Kismet Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre company based in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 2007, she founded her own independent film company, Fuacata Films (formerly No Clout Productions). Her first film, produced, directed, and written by her, “Blondes Are Latin Too,” won two awards for Best Documentary. She hasn’t stopped working both in front and behind the camera since. Her first feature film, 13-time award-winning, Cassanova Was A Woman, was acquired by Gravitas Ventures and released in fall 2016 on most digital and cable outlets. Jezabel works as a script doctor and is currently developing an LGBT comedy series, as well as working in two features, a web series talk show and a docu-series in 2018-19.
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