THE TEAM

DOROTHY TORAN

Partner and Executive Producer
Dorothy Toran is an Emmy and Palme d’Or nominated executive producer. She is known for her work in producing some of unscripted television’s highest-rated programming, including Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dorothy’s expertise in storytelling, physical production, and talent management is unparalleled. Her razor-sharp focus and keen understanding of how to scale programming advances content creation, excels profitability, and provides unprecedented cost savings. Dorothy’s dual creative and fiscal expertise has been responsible for sizable success across several network platforms including NBC Universal, Discovery, Viacom, and Warner Bros. Prior to launching Lauren Grace Media, Dorothy served as Executive In Charge of Production and Executive at ITV America.

LESLIE D. FARRELL

Partner and Executive Producer
Leslie D. Farrell is an Emmy, Peabody, and two-time duPont-Columbia award-winning executive producer, director, and writer. A veteran storyteller, Leslie has made documentaries, entertainment, scripted and unscripted television for over twenty years. As a former Vice President of Production for NBC Universal, Leslie’s leadership played an integral role in Bravo television’s rise from eleventh to fourth place in ad-supported cable. Leslie has led numerous high-profile PBS series, including season one of Finding Your Roots, which she developed for host Henry Louis Gates Jr. Her programming resume also includes projects for HBO Sports, as well as MTV, BET, CNBC, NBC, History Channel, and several other premium platforms.