Among Hollywood’s most sought-after publicists, Howard Bragman, 53, has a celebrity clientele that includes Stevie Wonder, Ricki Lake, Mischa Barton and Ed McMahon. In 1989, he founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli Public Relations and Marketing (BNC), which became one of the premier PR firms in the country before it was sold in 2001. In 2005, he founded Fifteen Minutes, his own boutique agency, where he specializes in entertainment, crisis management and the gay/lesbian market.
Jewish characters were scarce and stereotyped on television, Howard Bragman, a Hollywood public relations executive, decided last year.
So, Bragman used his entertainment contacts to create the first Jewish Image Awards, to be presented by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture's Los Angeles Entertainment Industry Council on Sept. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.