Margarita Sophia Cortes is an entertainment publicist who’s career began in 2000 at PPV coordinating PR efforts for award-winning programs and critically acclaimed specials. In 2005, she joined JGPR agency to oversee dozens of indie film and DVD campaigns ranging from Robert Greenwald’s Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price and Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me to Robert Klein: The HBO Specials and Sex and Lucia to Dirty Dancing: The Limited Edition.
In 2009 she established MSophia PR and led campaigns for Stieg Larsson’s "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest"; the award-winning documentary, "Restrepo"; the critically acclaimed "Starlet", "The Deep Blue Sea," "Any Day Now" and Oscar® nominated "Monsieur Lazhar."
With a seasoned background in creating awareness for film, television, and events over the past 13 yrs, Cortes has worked on numerous multi-tiered campaigns with The Oprah Winfrey Network; National Geographic; Lionsgate; Music Box Films; Virgil Films and has worked directly with renowned filmmakers such as Morgan Spurlock, Richard Linklater; Michael Imperioli; and Mark Cousins, just to name a few.
Cortes currently serves on the board of directors for New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) organization as well as the advisory board for The Collective Initiative (TCI).
Name: Margarita Cortes
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Company: MSophia PR
Occupation: Unit Publicist