ISABEL
ECHEVERRY
Founder

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Isabel Echeverry is the founder of Kontakto. She started her career in representation at ICM working with Jeff Berg and went on to become a respected director's representative of A-list talent in the industry. In 2009, recognizing the vast potential in the Hispanic market, Echeverry opened Kontakto Talent Management and Entertainment Company.  Now she is established as the market leader in Latinx Entertainment with an impressive roster composed of award-winning directors, actors, and powerhouse production companies.  As a big believer in the concept of giving back and 'paying it forward,' her ability to navigate the Hispanic and global market has proved invaluable to all her clientele. 

MEET THE TEAM

Kathy Boyanovich is the head of talent managing our diverse roster of actors.  Kathy, a native of Peru, is based in Miami, where she founded 10 Bond Talent to represent a select group of international artists. She spent the previous 15 years in NYC working for some of the world’s leading brands in the fashion industry, including Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger and as a director for Ralph Lauren. In 2021, she started a partnership with Isabel Echeverry, to expand the scope and accelerate business development in the talent division at Kontakto. Kathy has already made an impact, signing renowned latinx actors Nicole Santamaria, Aldo Verastegui and Anahi De Cardenas and Adriana Martínez who is currently working as series regular on JJ Abrams tv series “Duster” amongs other bug wins.  True to her character, she aims to leave a mark by focusing on discovering and promoting Hispanic talent on the way to a more inclusive, tolerant and culturally diverse industry.
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Kathy Boyanovich

HEAD OF TALENT

John Funk

HEAD OF CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCER

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Willie Kutner

PRODUCER

Heather Henderson

HEAD OF FINANCE

Kathy Boyanovich is the head of talent managing our diverse roster of actors.  Kathy, a native of Peru, is based in Miami, where she founded 10 Bond Talent to represent a select group of international artists. She spent the previous 15 years in NYC working for some of the world’s leading brands in the fashion industry, including Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger and as a director for Ralph Lauren. In 2021, she started a partnership with Isabel Echeverry, to expand the scope and accelerate business development in the talent division at Kontakto. Kathy has already made an impact, signing renowned latinx actors Nicole Santamaria, Aldo Verastegui and Anahi De Cardenas and Adriana Martínez who is currently working as series regular on JJ Abrams tv series “Duster” amongs other bug wins.  True to her character, she aims to leave a mark by focusing on discovering and promoting Hispanic talent on the way to a more inclusive, tolerant and culturally diverse industry.

John Funk is an independent feature film and television content producer operating through his company, John Funk Productions. His diverse development slate includes feature film and television projects of all sizes, based on original material, books and novels, and other branded IP.  Mr. Funk found the script for PATIENT ZERO, and with Vincent Newman, sold it to Screen Gems. The movie was developed with Oscar winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky (THE COUNTERFEITERS), and was shot at Shepperton Studios, in London England with Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, and Matt Smith.  Other notable credits include his work on WE’RE THE MILLERS, with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, which on a $30M budget, grossed over $300M worldwide, the fifth season of YOU’RE THE WORST, which he brought in on schedule and budget, and The 80th Oscars.  Mr. Funk has over a decade of film and television production experience, and has earned a reputation for having commercial yet elevated taste, delivering shows with critical and commercial acclaim.  He has first look deals with Vincent Newman Entertainment, Fries Film Group, and Legendary Entertainment. He’s a member of many industry organizations, such as Film Independent, the Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors, the Sundance Institute, and Outfest.  Mr. Funk has a B.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Heather Henderson, is an integral part of Kontakto LATINX, started in 2018 as Head of Finance. She has been a financial advisor for all Kontakto business development and investments since its inception. For more than a decade Heather was the Senior Accountant for the Independent Film and Television Alliance and the American Film Market (AFM).

Heather was born and raised in Hollywood and London by entertainers in the film and music industry. A passion for fashion influenced her early career successes working for world-renowned brands such as Bottega Veneta, Marithé François Girbaud, Levi Strauss, and Guess Jeans.  The familiarity within the film, fashion, and music industries influenced the professionalism, comfort, and confidence that she demonstrates.  

Willie Kutner has been working in the film industry for over 25 years. He is an award nominated filmmaker whose Rebel Highway series of ten movies was nominated for a cable Ace award  and directed by talent such as Robert Rodriguez , William Friedkin, and Joe Danté. The movies starred actors Renee Zellweger, Selma Hayek, Adrian Brody, Jared Leto, Matt LeBlanc, Paul Rudd, Carla Cugino, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, and Julie Bowen.

 

He is developing the Complete Idiots Guides book series with Nacelle Entertainment. He recently produced the romantic comedy, ”Sundown” for Lionsgate and is presently in post production on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves with Andy Fickman directing starring  Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, and Luke Bracey, the true story , Not Without Hope with Joe Carnahan directing and producing with MGM the re-makes of X, The Man With The X-Ray Eyes. with Mandeville Films and Burnt Offerings with David Gordon Green.