For more than 20 years, Braun Production has been telling stories...
...about breaking news, about companies and the people who run them, 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 intimate 24 hours on the road with students who survived the Parkland high school shooting for VANITY FAIR as they travelled by bus to the state capital in Tallahassee to confront Florida lawmakers about the need for gun control.
A WEBBY Award nominated mini-doc,"From Russia With Love," for Conde Nast's newest venture: THEM. The powerful and timely story of Denis Davydov, a gay Russian asylum seeker fleeing persecution in his own country only to be wrongfully detained in this one.
A re-imagining of the real estate video for HALSTEAD
Four three seasons, an 8-part webisode series for GQ and Conde Nast Entertainment on The Best New Menswear Designers in America, 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, Frederic Fekkai, and Rachel Zoe, and 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 Estee Lauder Annual Beauty Summit in Barcelona entitled, "What Makes a Woman Beautiful," 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.
Anyone can benefit from media training. It forces them to think about the fundamentals of their business: what it is, what differentiates it from others in the market and who is their customer. Often these basic but key points are not clear for the individual as well as the team because no one has stopped to figure them out. They are, frankly, just too busy with running the business day to day. Universally, clients tell us this process is incredibly beneficial, challenging and, yes, even enjoyable.
What sets us apart as media trainers is that we are--first and foremost--seasoned producers, listening with a producer's ear for those golden moments and cherry picking the best of what a subject has to say.
Recent clients include:
- Fashion Designers Alexander Wang and Cushnie et Ochs
- Christene Barberich, Editor In Chief, Refinery29
- Alison Loehnis, President, Net-A-Porter
- CEO's at One King's Lane, The Limited, Kate Spade and Jack Spade
- Stephane Baets, CEO/Founder, Chef's Club
- C-suite Executives at Swarovski
- The CFDA Incubator
- VP at Thumbtack for her regularly scheduled "Today Show" segments
- IMG Spokesmodels Presley Gerber (son of Cindy Crawford for Omega) and Sistine Stallone (daughter of Sylvester for Sports Illustrated)
- Creative Directors at John Hardy Jewelry and Kate Spade
- Managing Director at Tishman Speyer
- Editors and Publishers at Harper's Bazaar, VOGUE, and other publications
- Celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois (Lupita N'yongo, Ruth Negga)
- CEO's at millenial/start-upbrands: Jack Erwin, Orchard Mile, Hubble, Master & Dynamic, Wingman, the8App
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-luxury 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 Alexander Wang, Cushnie et Ochs, Josie Natori, Prabal Gurung and Diane Von Furstenberg. When New York Fashion Week moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, Tim worked with VOGUE Editor in Chief 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.