AMY PRENNER, PUBLICIST
Prenner is a publicity, sales and marketing dynamo who works like a producer but assumes the role of publicist, bringing her insider knowledge of Hollywood and valuable network of contacts to her role as principal of her company, The Prenner Group. With her 20-plus-year career working in the entertainment industry, Prenner has overseen some of the biggest and brightest stars in film and television. Personable and approachable, Prenner has developed an exclusive network of high-level media contacts, along with an extraordinary eye for strategy and an awareness of entertainment journalists.
She recently finished principal photography for the premium cable network EPIX, handling unit publicity on behalf of the original television series “Get Shorty,” starring Chris O’Dowd (“Girls,” “Bridesmaids”) and Ray Romano “(Vinyl,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”). This 10-episode series will launch in fall 2017. Additionally, Prenner handles all publicity efforts on behalf of the Lumiere Society, including their annual awards event as well as the VR Conference “VR On The Lot”. In January 2017, she recently completed a two-year stint as acting head of public relations on behalf of UCLA Extension, where she oversaw publicity activities on behalf of the school, its programs and the faculty.
Since the inception of TPG in 2007, Prenner has had the privilege of working with several production and networks as clients including AMC Networks, WEtv, SYFY, USA Networks, NBCUniversal, ABC Television, Universal Features, Warner Bros Television, NUVO, Fuse, Travel Channel, Weather Channel, Fremantle Media, 25/7 Productions, Stephen David Entertainment, and Prometheus Entertainment.
A graduate of Boston University, Prenner developed a love of publicity during her time writing for student media and interning for several news outlets before making a move to Los Angeles and working in the entertainment business. A role as an agent’s assistant led to several odd jobs before landing at BWR Public Relations, where she assisted a senior level executive with talent, helping with the Golden Globe and Oscar campaigns for Ben Affleck and Calista Flockhart. After a few twists and turns along the way, Prenner found her niche working in publicity for syndicated television. She handled shows including “Extra” and “Hot Ticket” (a spin-off of “Entertainment Tonight”), and eventually landed a position as Head of Publicity for “Wheel of Fortune.” After a five-year run, Prenner next handled the season five launch publicity for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she spearheaded many instrumental moments including “Ellen’s Big Meltdown over her Dog,” a very public crisis communications issue which raised awareness of pet adoption, the WGA strike, as well as the Presidential Candidates for the 2008 election. She has also directed the launch of the network hit show "The Singing Bee" for NBC and TLC’s "Big Medicine."
Prenner was commissioned by Santa Monica Community College to oversee the pepper spray incident and advise the president and his board on the best means for crisis communication. She also consulted for NBCUniversal on Emmy campaigns and pilot presentations.
In addition she spearheaded a campaign for AMC Networks, where she commissioned a zombie from the hit series “The Walking Dead” to run for president to help draw attention to a Dish Networks cable dispute.
In addition to her entertainment clients, Prenner has also worked with hospitality and restaurant brands. She reunited with Robert Kass of the Kass Bah to help launch The Larchmont Grill and helped create buzz around the opening of Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. She has also worked with the critically acclaimed Church & State bistro in downtown Los Angeles as well as Joe’s in Venice. She also launched the coffee table book “Liquid Vacation” by P Moss, owner of the Double Down Saloon and Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas. In addition to handling the national charity organizations BabyQuest, Life Rolls On, Reverse Rett and the Water Keeper “Keep it Clean Benefit,” The Prenner Group recently launched the NBC spring series “Strong,” executive produced by Academy Award Nominee Sylvester Stallone.
When she is not promoting the projects and clients she believes in, Prenner can be seen at her home away from home: the tennis court.
Prenner is married and lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and son.