Babygrande PR is a boutique public relations, image management and communications firm specializing in the representation of content creators.
Babygrande’s charter is to work in partnership with our clients, operating as a communications extension of each client’s business. To that end, our mission is to:
• Help fulfill our clients’ creative and corporate goals;
• Establish, enhance and grow their brands;
• Promote their content and position them within the entertainment, media and business communities;
• Provide honest, strategic and thoughtful counsel on all issues regarding media and the press;
• Deliver the highest quality public relations work, garnering optimum results.
Babygrande’s approach to communications and client service:
Talented, experienced and senior-level executives – who relish being hands-on in all facets of campaign orchestration and media relations – conceive, plan and implement work on behalf of Babygrande's clients.
Each and every day we meld creative, entrepreneurial thinking with aggressive yet fastidious execution.
We know that ours is a relationship and reputation-driven business. Honoring that, we deliver clear and honest communication across all constituencies.
Why do the industry’s top-level content creators – including producers, studios and production companies – sign with Babygrande?
Clients come to Babygrande to establish, elevate and brand themselves in today’s ultra-competitive and mercurial entertainment media landscape, and to partner with a team that orchestrates strategically, executes aggressively and guides them honestly.
What differentiates Babygrande from other PR agencies and consultants?
Babygrande subscribes to a philosophy of quality over quantity in order to focus fully on and support each client.
How does Babygrande define its own brand?
We are a force of nature for our clients! The Babygrande team is driven by passion for what we do, and the desire to meet our clients’ objectives. We take pride in helping our clients rise to challenges and overcome obstacles. We are honored to contribute to their success.
President & Founder
For nearly two decades, Leslie Oren has been a public relations and image-management executive and consultant in Los Angeles, working primarily in entertainment.
Prior to launching Babygrande PR in 2008, Leslie was senior vice president, publicity and corporate communications, for Fox Television Studios, where she oversaw publicity for all of the studio’s development, series, mini-series and original movies, as well as all corporate communications. Leslie also served as vice president, publicity, at Warner Bros.’ Telepictures Productions, working on the Emmy-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, and ABC’s reality franchise The Bachelor. Leslie also ran publicity for Disney Interactive, the videogame division of the Walt Disney Company, and was on the launch team of the Comcast-owned cable network, G4.
Leslie is also the author of the book Fine, I’ll Go Online! The Hollywood Publicist’s Guide to Successful Internet Dating, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2007.
Executive Vice President
For nearly 20 years, Jennifer Davidson has been working in the entertainment industry, spearheading the public relations campaigns for some of Hollywood’s leading talent, both in front of and behind the camera.
Prior to joining Babygrande PR in 2009, Jennifer was vice president, media relations for Sony Pictures Television, responsible for formulating the overall publicity strategy for the studio’s primetime and daytime programs, as well as handling PR for key executives. Jennifer was instrumental in the studio’s PR campaigns for such critically acclaimed and award-winning dramas as Breaking Bad, Damages and The Shield (DVD), among countless others, and also oversaw publicity for the syndication launch of the hit CBS comedy The King of Queens.
Before Sony, Jennifer worked in both media relations and talent relations at NBC Entertainment. During her tenure, she oversaw publicity on such hit shows as Friends, Mad About You, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the long-running, Emmy-winning drama Days of our Lives, as well as numerous other series.
Jason Tolbert joined Babygrande PR in 2013 and serves as manager of publicity, working across the company’s client roster of TV production companies and networks, as well as series, authors and corporate clients. Prior to Babygrande, Jason worked at Levine Communications where he led various publicity campaigns for films, individual talent, authors, stunt artists and restaurants.
Jason is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he received degrees in both public relations and cinema.
Cydney Schiller is PR coordinator at Babygrande, bringing to the company nearly a decade of freelance entertainment experience in production, awards and events. She works across Babygrande PR’s publicity teams and client roster, handling awards and events, as well as media relations. A graduate of UCSB with a BA in English, Cydney is well versed in the intricacies of production and the level of detail required to bring projects from concept through execution. Her credits include Dick Clark Productions’ award show circuit (Golden Globes, American Music Awards, American Country Music Awards, etc.), The Oscars, The Grammys, as well as television series Tosh.0, Dancing with the Stars and Whose Line is It Anyways, among others.
In addition to large-scale event coordination, Cydney’s background includes sales, client relations and account management, and hospitality. Cydney has a passion for writing and all things creative, and is an avid music enthusiast.