For more than 20 years, Braun Production has been telling stories...
...about breaking news, about companies and the people who make them run, about personalities in the worlds of fashion, home décor and style, about the most influential magazines published today. Whether we’re producing a branding film, a webisode series, a sales and marketing tool, a newsmagazine segment or a network commercial, our signature is a carefully crafted message that informs while it also inspires and entertains.
Well-researched and provocative, we earn the confidence of the principals in your company, interview them in the most thoughtful and coherent way and then augment what they have to say with invaluable third party endorsements drawn from our wide roster of tastemakers and influencers. The result is a tour de force of meticulously chosen soundbites, pictures, graphics and music, creating a compelling whole.
Recent productions include:
An 8-part webisode series for GQ and Conde Nast Entertainment on The Best New Menswear Designers in America 2016, profiling four GQ All-Stars and following them as they create capsule collections for GAP, Inc..
The 10th annual CNN Style Awards featuring honorees Kate Upton, Zac Posen, Patrick Demarchelier, Frederic Fekkai, and Rachel Zoe, among others.
A series of videos for Tiffany & Co. for the launch of their annual Blue Book collection and to announce their groundbreaking partnership with the Whitney Museum.
A 4-part webisode series for ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, tied to their September issue and celebrating the AD100: the next generation of game-changers in all corners of design: urban planning, fashion, technology, art, and digital photography.
A film for the WWD CEO Summit for keynote speaker, eBay CEO John Donahoe, underscoring eBay’s power as a fashion force and featuring celebrity stylist Lori Goldstein, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo and designers Derek Lam and Catherine Malandrino.
A film for the Estee Lauder Annual Beauty Summit in Barcelona about the modern woman's notion of beauty and featuring Christiane Amanpour, Lisa Ling, Kate Betts, Willow Bay, Mellody Hobson, Aerin Lauder and Isabel Toledo, among others.
MEDIA TRAINING: With more than 20 years of network experience on both sides of the camera, Braun Production is uniquely qualified to train any subject to be presentation and camera-ready. Sessions run approximately three hours with a one hour overview and then a two hour on-camera interview, shot against a white seamless, where we explore and hone to a fine point the three to four essential points that are key to your brand. Follow-up includes a one hour review of the edited interview, where the subject looks his/her best and sounds his/her most cohesive. This video then acts as a "script" for the subject to listen to before every appearance and also gives their team something to use to generate appearances.
Among our clients are CEO's of Net-a-Porter, One King's Lane, The Limited and Refinery29, Chief Creatives at John Hardy, Tiffany & Co. and Kate Spade, Monica Lewinsky for her TED talk on cyberbullying, interior designers and decorators, fashion designers, magazine editors and publishers, TV personalities and reporters, and best-selling authors.
Tim Braun, Founder/Executive Producer
From hard news to haute couture, Tim Braun has created content for top-rated network programs such as ABC's “20/20”and NBC's "Dateline," magazines including VOGUE, VANITY FAIR, and THE NEW YORKER, and mega-brands such as Tiffany & Co., Estee Lauder and Bottega Veneta.
Tim works directly with the editors-in-chief and publishers of more than 15 magazines to create web series, branding films and sizzle reels. For the past four years, he has executive produced GQ's Best New Menswear Designers in America series for Conde Nast Entertainment. For ELLE Decor, he created a film celebrating 25 years in America and featuring more than 50 top designers and architects. Architectural Digest regularly features Tim's work on its website, both for behind-the-scenes cover videos as well as special series such as the AD 100. For the past 5 years, WSJ Magazine has had Tim cover the red carpet at the Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art.
Tim has played an integral role in the rebranding efforts of a number of companies including eBay, Restoration Hardware, Vera Bradley, Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Hudson's Bay Company, and Starwood/W Hotels.
Tim works regularly with designers including Josie Natori, Prabal Gurung and Diane Von Furstenburg. When the New York Fashion Week moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, Tim worked with Anna Wintour to develop the series of network commercials announcing the launch and featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Kors, Iman, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Heidi Klum, and others.
Prior to launching BRAUN PRODUCTION in 2005, Tim was the features reporter and producer for ABC “Good Morning America,” profiling designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera and Tom Ford, while also producing guest correspondent Tommy Hilfiger’s monthly segments on men’s fashion. He regularly reported on major trends of the season with top fashion editors.
Kathleen Friery, Executive Producer
After more than 20 years as a network TV producer, Kathleen Friery has put--literally--thousands of people on television. She knows what makes a guest memorable and keeps them getting asked back. A media trainer to CEO's, world-class authors, fashion executives, celebrities, television reporters and others, she is masterful at teasing out the clearest, most concise messaging for a brand and then giving her subjects all the tools to make certain that the delivery of that message has impact and staying power.
At ABC, she was a producer and supervising producer for the award winning shows "20/20" and Good Morning America." At CNN, Kathleen was Senior Producer for "Connie Chung Tonight" and was an Executive Producer of "Anderson Cooper 360." For her work with Cooper, Kathleen won four Emmy Awards. She also contributed to the coverage that won Peabody Awards for Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaigns and a DuPont Award for coverage of the Tsunami Disaster in South Asia.