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DEVON FRANKLIN CELEBRATES THE ANNIE NEW YORK PREMIERE


HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER AUTHOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER DEVON FRANKLIN CELEBRATES ANNIE’S NEW YORK PREMIERE

AND HELPS RAISE $100,000 TO

BENEFIT MINNIE’S FOOD PANTRY

FRANKLIN ALSO APPEARS ON BET’S “LIFT EVERY VOICE”  AND NPR/KCRW THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS ANNIE WHICH RELEASES NATIONWIDE DECEMBER 19, 2014

 

DeVon Franklin with wife Meagan Good at Annie premiere
For DeVon Franklin, 2014 has been an amazing year — in addition to shepherding blockbuster studio film “Heaven is for Real” from concept to box office and being honored for both his work in Hollywood as well as his role as a source of inspiration to many, Franklin started his own production company, Franklin Entertainment. On the eve of the premiere of the highly anticipated remake of the classic “Annie” starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis, Franklin sat down with BET’s “Lift Every Voice” and NPR station KCRW to discuss his new projects, his career evolution, and the leap of faith that has ordered his path to success.

Watch DeVon Franklin on “Lift Every Voice” with Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins
Click to watch DeVon Franklin’s interview with Kim Masters

DEVON FRANKLIN SUPPORTS MINNIE’S FOOD PANTRY IN THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY OFFERING TICKETS TO THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY FILM NYC

PREMIERE  OF “ANNIE”

YIELDING $100,000 IN DONATIONS

DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good, Emmitt and Pat Smith, Tammy and Kirk Franklin, Artis and
Minnie’s Food Pantry, Cheryl Jackson
Click to view the Entertainment Tonight article

“If you can’t feed a hundred… Feed just one.” This is the motto of Minnie’s Food Pantry under the guidance of founder Cheryl “Action” Jackson. Like her mentor, Oprah Winfrey, Jackson prides herself on being someone who doesn’t just motivate but who inspires individuals to give from the heart! Jackson asked attendees to her annual gala to repeat that phrase “feed just one” throughout the night at the 6th Annual Feed Just One Gala held at the Westin Stonebriar Resort Hotel in Frisco, TX. Franklin, who attended with his wife Meagan Good, was honored with the Entertainment Ambassador of the Year Award. The “Produced by Faith” author blessed many underserved families with his donation of tickets to the “Annie” premiere held at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater as part of the organization’s live auction, which drew a record-setting $100,000 for the cause. Total fundraising for the night exceeded over $320,000.

“We think a Minnie’s Food Pantry should be in every state and we will personally include this charity in our annual giving,” the Franklins stated. Other honorees included Pat Houston, sister-in-law and manager of the legendary Whitney Houston; Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy; Katrina McGhee, founder of “Loving on Me” and Jody Dean host of KLUV radio in Dallas, TX. The official red carpet media sponsor was Entertainment Tonight.

To learn more about this amazing organization and how you can get involved visit http://minniesfoodpantry.org.

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

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