Upon turning 65, Micheline Keller decided it was time to start on the venture she had always dreamed of ...entertaining children during their time of greatest need while they are undergoing medical treatment in hospitals. Micheline and Max formed the LET'S GIGGLE FOUNDATION to turn her dream into a reality. Micheline and Max were successful in enlisting several dedicated professionals to join them on the journey. Anna Sandor wrote and directs the shows, Michael Silversher composed the words and music for the Skippy Dog Theme and coaches the performers on the musical numbers, Michael Greene and Kellie Greene are the casting directors, Joyce Lederer is the mental health consultant and Nazanin Fardin is the public relations consultant. Of course they could not put on the shows without the terrific performers who are also so generously volunteering their time and talent.
Micheline Keller studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, received her BA degree from UCLA in 1971 and received a JD from Southwestern School of Law in 1974. After practicing law for several years, Micheline together with her husband, Max Keller, formed an entertainment company to produce and distribute motion pictures. They have worked together almost 40 years producing over 20 award winning movies both for theatres and for television as well as 4 international hit television series. As a Producer, Micheline worked closely with the directors, writers and composers in all her entertainment endeavors. Additionally, she worked with such acclaimed actors as Tony Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Barbara Eden, Cheryl Ladd, Louise Fletcher, Elliot Gould, Martin Sheen and many more. Recently, Ms. Keller co-authored a children’s book entitled “Legal Beagles: Danny’s Yo-Yo Adventure”. Micheline is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a former member of the American Film Institute Second Decade Counsel. Ms. Keller is a biographee in Who’s Who in California, and in The World Who’s Who of Women. Micheline and Max have two children and two grandchildren.
Max Keller has over 40 years experience in the entertainment industry. Mr. Keller has served as an attorney, developing an expertise originally in the music industry, representing such major music figures as Donny and Marie Osmond, Mike Curb, Michael Lloyd and Casey Kasem. He also served as outside counsel to MGM Records. After retiring from a successful law practice, Mr. Keller entered the entertainment industry as a principal in l976 and developed extensive experience in the production, distribution and finance of motion pictures and television series on a world wide basis. Max is the principal shareholder along with his wife, Micheline, of Keller Entertainment Group which has financed, produced and globally distributes numerous films and award winning movies and television series. Among them is the Emmy Award winner Kent State and 97 episodes of Tarzan, 48 episodes of Acapulco H.E.A.T., 22 episodes of Conan The Adventurer and over 20 television movies including Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story, A Summer to Remember, Women of Valor amongst many others. Currently, Max is an Executive Producer on the motion picture, Hands of Stone, starring Robert DeNiro, Edgar Ramirez and Ellen Barkin. Max has donated his time fund raising and supporting various charitable institutions. He is a past Board of Directors member of FIDV and with Micheline were master builders of a girls dormitory at Neve Yerushalayim College in Israel. Max is married to Micheline and they have two children and two grandchildren.
ANNA SANDOR is an award-winning writer who was born in Hungary and spent her childhood in Canada. She began her career as an actress, becoming a writer in her mid-twenties. Anna has written over twenty movies-for-television, including two highly acclaimed American Girl movies. Her films for young people have been seen on the Disney Channel and Showtime. Anna has also written movies that have been produced and broadcast on ABC, NBC and CBS. Anna has been honored with numerous awards, including three wins of the prestigious Humanitas Prize (Miss Rose White, My Louisiana Sky and Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front) and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Children’s Script (My Louisiana Sky). Anna resides in Los Angeles. Her daughter, Rachel, received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at UCLA.Now a nurse in the labor and in delivery unit at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California.
Michael Silversher's is an award winning composer specializing in composing music for children for over 30 years. Michael won a Grammy for Elmo in Grouchland and has received three Emmy nominations for outstanding music for Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You, Boo to you too! Winnie the Pooh and Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree. Michael co-wrote the theme songs for Disney’s television series, Tale Spin and Gummi Bears, and co-wrote the theme song to Jim Henson's Pajanimals and the up-coming Chatter Zoo. Michael has well over one hundred songs in the Disney song catalog and many more in the Jim Henson song catalog. He's worked extensively with Walt Disney, Jim Henson Productions, MGM, Sony, Warner Bros., The Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Opera, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and was Sundance Institute's Children’s Theater musical director, and resident composer for their Playwright’s Lab. Michael’s current projects include the Henson/PBS series Dinosaur Train, beginning its fourth season in 2015 and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical in two national tours after premiering @ The Kennedy Center.
MICHAEL GREENE and KELLIE GREENE
Michael and Kellie are casting directors and co-owners of GEM Casting (www.GEMcasting.com), a casting company based in Los Angeles. As an actor Kellie has appeared in over 50 national commercials. After a decade in the garment industry, Michael switched gears and produced the feature film, "5150" (released through Silver Nitrate). Michael and Kellie are one of the co-founders of The Laugh Bureau (www.LaughBureau.com) and one of the owners of Everyone Can Eat (a production cooperative). Everyone Can Eat produced the series "The Thermostat" for Eastbay and most recently is producing content for Major League Football.
Joyce is a therapist and was in private practise for over 25 years. She received her Masters Degree from USC in 1986. Many of the children she treated had various physical and/or mental illnesses including autism and aspergers. She became a magician and often used that skill in her therapy with children. Joyce also taught medical students and interns at UCLA how to interact emotionally with patients. The program was called "Doctoring" and actors were used as patients to assist Joyce in teaching the medical students positive interaction with patients. Joyce lives in Los Angeles and has three sons and 3 grandchildren.
Nazanin is the public relations consultant for our Let's Giggle Foundation. Nazanin has been in sales and client services for the past 14 years. Her persistence, honesty, compassion and commitment to bettering lives is a perfect fit for our foundation.