Ellie Kanner is Co-Founder of The Game Plan Game and a renowned leader in the entertainment industry who has worked as a talent agent, casting director, producer and director. Ellie co-founded “The Game Plan Game” because she believes that every child should have the opportunity to learn practical skills to help keep themselves safe. She was responsible for casting the television pilots for “Friends,” “Sex and the City,” “Drew Carey,” along with many series and movies. As a director, she’s helmed television episodes of “Boston Legal,” Dead Zone,” “Greek” and more, as well as feature films, “Authors Anonymous,” For the Love of Money,” “Wake” and “Crazylove.” All films received worldwide distribution. Ellie recently directed all 10 episodes of the short form series “Dropping the Soap” – currently streaming on Amazon Prime, Google Play and iTunes – and for which Jane Lynch won an EMMY. Ellie also co-authored two books, NEXT! An Actor’s Guide to Auditioning and How NOT to Audition and is actively involved with the non-profit organizations Plus Wonder and Medicine for Humanity. Ellie is a single mom raising two boys in Pacific Palisades, California.