amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Zev Braun

braun.jpgJoined the amfAR board in March 1995. Expertise as producer of films and television programs. Also serves on board of the Heart Touch Project, a Los Angeles-based organization that delivers touch therapy services to nonambulatory people with AIDS.

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mr. Braun has been a successful, award-winning filmmaker for more than 30 years. He has produced films on location worldwide, from Poland to Africa, including such well-known made-for-television movies and series as Lethal Vows, Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, and Tour of Duty. In 1964, he produced Goldstein, which won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. He teamed with actor/ director Maximilian Schell to co-produce Marlene, which won a New York Film Critics Award for Best Documentary, and The Pedestrian, which won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. Most recently, he produced A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, for which he received GLAAD’s 2007 Outstanding Movie for Television Award, and the Lifetime original movie The Gabby Douglas Story.

Chicago-born and a University of Chicago graduate, he has been a founding board member of the university’s Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation, chairman of the board of the International Kidney Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, a trustee of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and an officer of City of Hope, which awarded him its Golden Key.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Braun Entertainment Group, Inc. He and his wife, Mayling, have three grown sons and a daughter, and live in Beverly Hills, CA.