While still a student at Prague's Film Academy, Monika worked as a head of production in Cinemasound, the largest Czech sound studios at that time. In 1996, she became the director of Dawson prod. The first film she produced was a short film by Martin Krejčí - Below the Threshold. Film was premiered at the Rotterdam IFF in 2000. Their next project, a short film Fricassee, was selected for the Director's Fortnight in Cannes 2003. In 2005, Monika participated in the ACE program for producers with the feature film 3 Seasons in Hell (by Tomáš Mašín). Film earned 11 nominations and 3 awards at the Czech National Film Awards (Czech Lions).