Media Bistro announced today that well-known Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman has been working with JUMA Entertainment and A&E to produce a one-time special about public figures coming out of the closet. Bragman is no stranger to this feat, as he has helped celebrities such as Chaz Bono and Meredith Baxter come out.
The special is due out some time later this year, but there are few other details available as the producers are currently in the throes of casting. Bragman tells Media Bistro that the title of the special as of this moment is Coming Out.
While some may view this publicizing of a very sensitive time in a person's life as exploitative, Bragman makes it clear that his motivations are purely innocent. He emphasizes that, "(t)his is the first chance I had to do something that I found empowering and that could change the world a little."
To those who are still a little shell-shocked at the idea, read up on Bragman and you will find you should not be so surprised. One of his 10 Commandments of Public Relations (via his web site) is There is No Wall Between Public and Private.
Howard Bragman founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli PR and Marketing, which was bought by Interpublic in 2001. He founded the Fifteen Minutes PR agency in 2005.
To read the Media Bistro article, visit http://bit.ly/aCKQ5p.
The photo above is not my property and was taken from the Fifteen Minutes bio page.