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285 - Entertainment Publicist Amy Prenner - Why You Should Take The Emotion Out Of Business And Never Hire PR Too Quickly

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Entertainment Publicist Amy Prenner. Chris and Amy talk about her documentary ‘Have You Heard About Greg’, her fascination with news as a child, how Zoom helped her have the most successful year of her career, why media training is so important, her work with Ellen DeGeneres, how she would help Alec Balwin and Will Smith, and much more. Enjoy!


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The Prenner Group




Veteran publicity executive Amy Prenner is the founder of TPG, where she oversees publicity on behalf of the agency. The Prenner Group has been in business since 2007. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, The Prenner Group helps you develop and implement marketing communications strategies by providing media, trends, and business expertise.


Prenner, who has over 20 years of experience, develops and executes marketing communications strategies to help launch and grow your business. She is a leading entertainment publicist in Los Angeles. Services include public relations, communications strategy, and market evaluation. We specialize in taking entertainment campaigns and getting media attention.


She currently represents Acast Studios as their official agency of record for their original podcasts. She also works with fast channels Swerve Sports, DistroTV, and Best Ever Channels. In 2021, Prenner handled unit publicity on behalf of the indie film "Chocolate Lizards," starring Carrie Ann Moss, Bruce Dern, and Thomas Hayden Church, as well as the feature "The Baby Pact," starring Haylie Duff. On the streaming side, she launched several series on behalf of her client RadicalMedia, including "The Me You Can't See," on Apple+ featuring Prince Harry & Oprah, as well as "Crime Scene" on Netflix, "Sons of Sam," on Netflix and "Confronting A Serial Killer," for Starz. She also launched Lula Rich on behalf of The Cinemart on Amazon.


Amy has created memorable PR campaigns and secured national and local placements for all of the agency's clients. She is currently the chair of TPEC and is based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and son.




Have you Heard About Greg? (HYHAG) is a documentary introducing Greg O'Brien, an investigative reporter, best-selling author, and public speaker. Greg takes us into his world where he has survived cancer and now is battling an incurable disease-- AlzhAlzheimer'sThis disease has taken out GregGreg'sily members; his father and mother, grandfather, and uncles. Now Alzheimer's has come for him. Greg faces the journey with authenticity, humor, and a ferocious courageousness that has rarely been captured on camera until now.





Have You Heard About Greg? (documentary)

Still Alice (film)

Vortex (film)

Oprah Winfrey (producer)

Law and Order (tv series)

Los Angeles Times

Ellen DeGeneres (producer)

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