Born and raised in suburbia Toronto, Ilana toiled between her love of the theatre and her passion for film before deciding that it was the film and television industry that was her calling – who could resist 14 hr days.
After seven years on the front lines in the unpredictable world of production, Ilana happily settled in to the comfort and success of the Jennifer Hollyer Agency in 2008, starting as an assistant and becoming a partner in June 2015. As a literary agent, she represent some of Canada's top screenwriters and producers and helps turn their ideas into television series/ feature films or place them on staff in a writing room, among many other roles.
When she's not at work she can be found touring the world or at least planning her next trip, having travelled extensively in South-East Asia, India, and South America. She also enjoys practicing yoga, watching tennis, eating sushi, and thinking about getting a dog.