Joined 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.