Monica Vargas Celis, a Mexican producer, entrepreneur and businesswoman, has been actively involved in the world of production and the entertainment industry since 2000 when she founded Traziende Films, a company dedicated to audiovisual production, together with Leonardo Zimbrón. Since then, Monica has been characterized by the success and relevance of her projects in the industry, producing several series, television programs and more than 14 national and international feature films of great commercial success. Currently, Monica is General Director of Production at Traziende Films, where she carries out film and television projects.
Throughout her career Monica has produced more than 10 feature films, has worked with companies such as Netflix, Warner Bros, Televisa, 20th Century Fox; and with internationally recognized actors like Marina de Tavira, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Laura Ramsey, Mariana Treviño, Osvaldo Benavides, Jaime Camil, Jesús Zavala, Irán Castillo, Stockard Channing, Sandra Echeverría, among many others. In the film industry, Mónica has produced movies such as Efectos Secundarios (Issa López, 2006), Pulling Strings (Pitipol Ibarra, 2013), American Curious (Gabylú Lara, 2018), Cómplices (Luis E. Reyes, 2018), Un Caballo Llamado Elefante (Andrés Waissbluth, 2018), Todo Mal (Issa López, 2018), Como Novio de Pueblo (Joe Rendón, 2019), Mentada de Padre (Mark Alazraki y Fernando Rovzar, 2019), in co-production with Alazraki Films, Lemon Studios and Videocine, Más Sabe el Diablo por Viejo (Pepe Bojórquez, 2018), in co-production with 20th Century Fox, and How to Break Up with Your Douchebag (Gabriela Tagliavini, 2017 the latter becoming the twelfth highest grossing film in the history of Mexico and achieving international projection in the United States, Peru and Bolivia. Her most recent films are My Boyfriend’s Meds (Diego Kaplan, 2020), protagonized by Jaime Camil and Sandra Echeverría; Sin Origen (Rigoberto Castañeda, 2020) film that combines fear and suspense with action; and You’ve Got This (Salvador Espinosa, 2020) for Netflix which, in its first weekend, became the most popular film in several Latin American countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, among others. In terms of television and streaming content, Monica produced the original Blim series Dogma: Ten Cuidado con lo que Crees and the Gourmet Awards series for Grupo Expansión. In partnership with Alazraki Films she launched Netflix’s first original series in spanish, Club de Cuervos with four seasons, and, in addition, she produced the famous talk-show Netas Divinas. Nowadays Monica is developing several new projects and she is invited frequently to give conferences and production workshops in universities and film schools.