Two women are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to sharing what it means to be Black in America.
According to Forbes, Dorothy Toran, a former producer for Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and Leslie Farrell –a former vice president of production at Bravo Media and NBC Universal — have teamed up to create Lauren Grace Media, a new production company with a clear mission: To tell diverse stories that people of color can relate to.
Lauren Grace Media’s first major project is titled, “Race in America” and the two are excited about the opportunity and experience to oversee not only original but diverse storytelling as well.
“We want to tell the rainbow of storytelling, so we are not pigeonholed in any direction,” Toran said. “Race in America is a very specific project that had a very specific goal. It was wonderful to be able to have our first showing out of the company to be something tackling race in such a personal way.”
While the two aim to break barriers, they also have other projects that are currently in development including “Model Misses,” a documentary about four transgender women from the Bronx.
“We are taking stories and looking at them from different perspectives. Here are people in the spotlight, and we get them to open up to really talk about what it’s like for them every day and tell stories that you as a viewer can relate to,” Farrell said.