Who We Are

Our mission at Lauren Grace Media is to create dynamic and inclusive original programming that entertains viewers, drives culture, widens perspectives, champions audiences of color, the LGBTQ+ community and women around the world. As a production company that is 100% Black and female owned, we have a unique power and opportunity to elevate the storytelling of voices that are too often silenced. Both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, we are intentional and driven to lead with diversity at the helm. From developing rich, complex, multidimensional characters who are authentic and relatable, to hiring top-tier creative showrunners and award-winning producing teams, we are best in class.

Dorothy Toran


Dorothy Toran is an Emmy and Palme d’Or nominated executive producer and executive in charge of production. She is lauded as a pre-eminent talent whisperer and EP, best known for her work in producing one of the crown jewels of the Bravo franchise, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, for several seasons. Before that Dorothy oversaw all three seasons of Manzo’d With Children, the very first Bravo spinoff of RHONJ. Dorothy’s expertise in storytelling, physical production and talent management is unparalleled. She is highly regarded and has esteemed relationships with a bevy of premium buyers and production companies across the industry, including but not limited to ITV America, Truly Original, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Six West Media, Food Network, Showtime, HBO Max, Lifetime, WETV, Crackle Originals, Discovery Plus, Nat Geo, Netflix, OWN and A&E Networks.