ABOUT DEVON FRANKLIN
DeVon Franklin is a movie producer, author, motivational speaker, Christian minister and head of the newly-formed production company Franklin Entertainment. The 36-year-old San Francisco Bay Area native is the former Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Tristar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he oversaw production on the upcoming holiday remake of “Annie,” starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Dias; the remakes of “Sparkle,” starring the late Whitney Houston in her last on screen role, and “The Karate Kid,” starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, which grossed over $350 million worldwide. Franklin also worked on “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Hancock” both starring Will Smith, as well as the faith-based hit “Not Easily Broken,” and the family comedy, “Jumping the Broom” starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton, both produced by Bishop T. D. Jakes.
Franklin is the author of the much heralded “Produced by Faith,” a unique self-help book which encourages the reader to look at their life in the context of a movie. Drawing from his own personal experience building a successful Hollywood career, Franklin instructs readers how to fight for their dreams without compromising their faith.
As a motivational speaker and self help expert, Franklin’s television appearances include Oprah Winfrey Network series “Oprah’s Life Class,” “Super Soul Sunday,” and “Help Desk,” as well as “Dr. Phil” and Fox’s “The Daily Helpline,” among others. He has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Fox News Radio, TV One, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Better TV, Arise 360, as well as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise and many other outlets as a notable figure in film, faith, business, entertainment and pop culture.
Franklin graduated with honors from University of Southern California and resides in Los Angeles with wife Meagan Good.
Connect with DeVon on Social Media:
Twitter: @DeVonFranklin or Facebook: facebook.com/ProducedByFaith