Nicole Keller

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Nicole Keller
Born (1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 33)
Orange County, California, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education Tel Aviv University
Years active 2007-present

Nicole R. Keller (born July 20, 1988) is an American talent manager, philanthropist, and businesswoman, whose father and grandmother survived after the Holocaust claimed the life of her grandfather. The first generation American and advocate of children's causes is co-founder of content label, The Arcana Group LLC,[1] managing and producing music videos, branded content, documentaries, and feature films for a series of client projects. The Arcana Group is a joint venture launched in 2017 with film and music video producer Lanette Phillips. Keller was honored by Creative Artists Agency in the Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment 2014 issue.

Early life

Keller was born and raised in Orange County, California and is first-generation American on her father’s side. Her mother, California native Rose (Shinder) Keller (born 1951), is a philanthropist, gemologist, and entrepreneur. Her father, Alexander Keller, (born 1942), is a philanthropist, jeweler, and real estate developer, born in Budapest, Hungary- a child of the Holocaust. Keller’s paternal grandfather, Bela Keller (born 1903), was killed during the Holocaust when Keller’s father was only five months old, leaving Keller’s grandmother, Ilonka Keller (born 1904), to fend for her son and herself alone.[2]

Keller grew up listening to the stories of her parents’ challenging upbringings and watched them build their own success. They instilled in Keller at a very young age the importance of hard work and giving back to the community. Both sat on the Board of Directors at numerous non-profits, one of which was teen abuse shelter, Casa Youth Shelter, an organization especially close to her mother’s heart.[3]

Future personal projects of Keller’s include a documentary film about her father's life, and facilitating the creation of a unique Los Angeles orphanage, providing children with enriching life experiences and opportunities they might not otherwise be afforded.

Career

In 2007, while studying abroad at Tel Aviv University in Israel, Keller was offered the opportunity to be an assistant in the entertainment industry. This launched her career in film and television, and led to her working as an assistant alongside such notable names as Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Andrew Garfield, Ewan McGregor, and Daniel Craig.

While working as an executive assistant in the music department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 2012, Keller discovered her passion for the music industry, moving on in 2014 to become an assistant to renowned musician, Kanye West, an experience she credits with having taught her a great deal about the business.

Keller launched her consulting group, Nicole Keller Consulting, in 2015, with a focus on bridging the gap between the tech and entertainment industries, working with clients such as BLADE and YOSHIRT, to find ways to drive value by maximizing brand awareness and likability across all mediums.

Keller is an advisor on the Board of Directors for PPL, a private business-networking platform for leading creatives, entrepreneurs, and engineers. She is co-chair on the Board of Directors as a Young Ambassador for MusiCares, the official charity arm of The Recording Academy, which provides a safety net for musicians.[4]

Keller represents directors Etienne Maurice and Art Johnson of Walkgood Media,[5] among others.

Personal life

Keller is engaged to Michael Ross George, an American artist manager at Scooter Braun Projects LLC.

Charitable work

In 2013, Keller held a position on the Creative Artists Agency Young Hollywood Committee for which she secured just under a dozen high-ticket auction items from her personal network, generating significant donations to chosen cause, Communities In Schools, CIS- Los Angeles, which aims to lower the dropout rates of children in schools through outreach and support.

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