Prior to joining the company, Braun served as chairman of ABC Entertainment Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company, a position he held from January 2002 until April 2004. He served as co-chairman of the division from July 1999. In this position, Braun had responsibility for all creative, programming and business areas of the division, which encompassed Touchstone Television and ABC Entertainment. During his tenure with the ABC Entertainment Television Group, Braun initiated and oversaw the development and production of such successful programs as "My Wife and Kids," "According to Jim," "Alias," "The Bachelor," "Extreme Makeover," and "8 Simple Rules." At the same time, he shepherded Touchstone Television into one of Hollywood's top suppliers of series programming. Before overseeing the consolidation of Buena Vista Television Productions (BVTP) and ABC's Primetime Division into ABC Entertainment Television Group, Braun served as chairman of BVTP from April 1998 to July 1999, and was responsible for both the Touchstone Television and Walt Disney Network Television divisions. Braun also served as president of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, where he played an integral role in building the company's television division and also oversaw the company's management and motion pictures divisions. While at Brillstein-Grey, he oversaw the development and production of such series as "Just Shoot Me,", "Newsradio," and "The Sopranos". Both "The Sopranos" and "Lost" are based on concepts originated by Braun.
In December 2000, Braun received the L.A. Free Clinic's highest honor for his personal commitment to the clinic's philosophy that health care is right for all, not a privilege of the few. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation, a fundraising organization whose main objective is leukemia research.
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