mediasavvy pr inc

public relations + marketing + social media

mediasavvy pr is a small results-oriented public relations and marketing firm specializing in entertainment. Our clients have included record labels, recording artists, actors, film projects, television shows, concert and book tours, as well as brands and personalities.

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Donna Torrence

Managing Partner
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Donna Torrence, Managing Partner at mediasavvy pr, began her career in entertainment as a journalist contributing in-depth entertainment cover features on such celebrities as Queen Latifah, TLC, LL Cool J and Michael Jordan. In 1997, Donna became Director of Publicity at Arista Records in New York where she was responsible for further raising the profiles of such stellar recording artists as  Prince, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Whitney Houston, Usher, TLC, Faith Evans, Goodie Mob featuring Cee Lo Green, Q-Tip and Run DMC, to name a few.

Realizing her potential, Torrence was tapped by Sean Combs to head up his Publicity and Media Relations Department before being promoted to Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Donna joined mediasavvy pr in 2004.

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some of our clients

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment

Hip Hop entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs is an internationally known rap star, fashion designer, actor, record label executive, television network and spirits-brand owner (Ciroc). In 1993, Combs founded Bad Boy Records known as home to platinum R&B recording artist Faith Evans, MTV “Making the Band 3” pop group Danity Kane, platinum rapper Ma$e, and R&B singers Carl Thomas, Total and 112.

Donna Torrence represented Bad Boy’s roster of artists as well as many non-music ventures from 1997 – 2000 and then again from 2004 – 2007.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs

Mogul /Actor/Designer/Network & Spirits Owner

Wahida Clark

Carl Weber’s The Family Business

BET Network Crime Drama

Carl Weber’s The Family Business

One of the highest rated BET Network shows, Carl Weber’s The Family Business is a crime drama based on the  series of novels by New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber. The series is produced by BET and TriDestined Studios originally as an  eight-episode limited series in 2018 but due to popular demand, it will return for a second season in 2020.

The series follows the Duncans, a wealthy African American family, owners of Duncan Motors, an exotic New York car dealership, and stars Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford and Armand Assante. The Duncans are respected and upstanding business tycoons by day, but by night they are known by a few as one of the most dangerous crime families in the country.

The series also stars Nicholas Tuturro (NYPD Blue), Darrin Henson (Soul Food). Clifton Powell (Ray). Miguel A Nunez Jr. (Juwanna Mann), Tami Roman (Basketball Wives) Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me), Christian Keyes (The Young and the Restless), and Deborah Cox (Aida on Broadway).

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The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership

“I hope when you put this book down, you don’t see Al Sharpton differently, but you instead see yourself differently.” – Rev. Al Sharpton

In October of 2013, talk show host and political activist, Reverend Al Sharpton released his first book in over ten years, The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership. The book was published by Cash Money Content books, the publishing arm of premier record label Cash Money Records, in partnership with Atria/Simon & Schuster. In the book, Reverend Al intimately discusses his personal evolution from street activist, pulpit provocateur and civil rights leader, to the larger-than-life man he is today, while providing a series of essential life lessons that readers can adopt to transform their own lives.

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Rev Al Sharpton

Activist/MSNBC Host and Author

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Romeo Miller

Actor/Hip Hop Star

Former rap star, Percy “Master P” Miller, is a hip hop entrepreneur, actor, filmmaker, activist and father of Romeo Miller and Cymphonique Miller, both music and film stars.  Percy Miller’s hip hop record label, No Limit Records, revolutionized the music industry by earning an astounding twelve multi-platinum, ten platinum, and thirteen gold albums to date.  Miller has graced the cover of Fortune magazine and has been listed three times on Fortune’s40 Richest Under 40” list and has also topped Forbes’ “Top List of Highest Paid Entertainers.”   He was the first to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999 as the “Highest Paid Entertainer in Hip Hop.”
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Evelyn Lozada is the love-her-or-hate-her star of the #1 rated VH1 television series, “Basketball Wives” now in its 9th controversial seasons. In June of 2012, Lozada released her debut novel Inner Circle: The Wives Association (CMC books), the first of the Wives Association series. The series follows Evelyn’s alter ego, Eve Inez-Landon and fictionalizes some of the you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it events that have come from her yearsof dating a professional athletes.
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Evelyn Lozada

Reality Star/Author

Actor Christian Keyes is best known is a leading man best know as Ripley on the daytime drama The Young and The Restless. He has also had recurring roles on the BET comedy “Let’s Stay Together,” the CW dramas Supernatural and Beauty and the Beast and the Bounce TV original scripted drama “Saints and Sinners.”  He has guest starred recently on the FOX series 9-1-1. In November of 2014, Keyes, added author to his list of accomplishments with the release of his debut novel, LADIES NIGHT, and followed it up with his second novel in 2015, DR. FEEL GOOD, both presented by Carl Weber and Urban Renaissance/Kensington books.  Check is a very popular and outspoken on social media with a loyal following on instagram/christiankeyes and on facebook.com/christiankeyesofficialfanpage
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Christian Keyes

Actor/Singer/Author

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Wahida Clark

New York Times Bestselling Author

FIVE-time New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark is an urban fiction writer and owner of the urban fiction publishing house Wahida Clark Presents (WPC). She hit the New YorkTimes bestseller list for the first time in 2008 with the novel Payback With Ya Life, written while serving a 9 year prison sentence for money laundering and mail fraud.  Wahida Clark Publishing is one of the most successful black-owned publishing houses in the country and is home to 14 bestselling authors.
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