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Leslie Oren

CEO & Founder

Babygrande PR

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Leslie Oren’s Biography

Leslie Oren is the CEO and Founder of Venice-based Babygrande PR, a division of Babygrande Inc., a boutique public relations, communications and image management firm that advises clients on issues regarding media and the press. Leslie has over two decades of high-level experience as a communications executive focused on media and entertainment, corporate and brand communications, and crisis management. Prior to founding her company in 2008, Leslie held numerous senior-level roles with prominent studios and agencies.

The accomplished team at Babygrande PR is built on entrepreneurial thinking and expert execution in the PR and communications realm. This experience drives innovative media strategies and creates effective campaigns that promote clients’ content and brands in today’s highly competitive and evolving marketplace. Corporately, Babygrande PR serves as a dedicated strategic partner to its clients across all communications and business initiatives.

Prior to founding Babygrande PR, Leslie was Senior Vice President of Publicity and Corporate Communications for Fox Television Studios, overseeing all corporate communications and publicity matters. Prior to Fox, she was Vice President of Publicity for Telepictures Productions, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., where she oversaw publicity initiatives for multiple award-winning shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Bachelor. Leslie was also on the launch team for the G4 cable network, an innovative channel focused on videogaming; she also served as Director of Communications at the Walt Disney Company.

Leslie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University. In 2007, she published her book, "Fine, I'll Go Online!: The Hollywood Publicist's Guide to Successful Internet Dating" (St. Martin’s Press) in which she used her experience as a Hollywood publicist to unravel and offer advice on the then-nascent online dating world.

Leslie’s Background

Babygrande PR
CEO & Founder
Jul 2008 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Babygrande PR is a media and content-focused public relations, communications, and image management firm. Based out of Venice, California, Babygrande PR has a client-focused, hands-on approach that positions clients to effectively stand out in today’s media landscape, grow their brands and achieve their creative and business goals.
Fox Television Studios
Senior Vice President of Publicity and Corporate Communications
Jun 2005 - Jul 2008
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Fox Television Studios, now known as 20th Television Inc., was a television production subsidiary owned by Fox. While there, Leslie managed the publicity for all the studio's productions and oversaw all corporate communications.
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Publications

Fine, I'll Go Online!: The Hollywood Publicist's Guide to Successful Internet Dating
Author
Nov 2007
In her book, Leslie Oren shares her expertise on the world of online dating and offers the best strategies for women to build lasting relationships.

Leslie’s Education

New York University
Bachelor of Fine Arts