DeVon Franklin

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DeVon Franklin – President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment; Author

DeVon Franklin is an award-winning Film & TV producer, best-selling author, internationally-known preacher and motivational speaker. A recognized authority on  spirituality, faith and the entertainment business, Franklin is committed to using the power of media as an inspirational tool. Beliefnet calls him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40,” Variety Magazine named him one of the “Top 10 Producers to Watch,” and Ebony Magazine has named him one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America.” Author of two best-selling books, including the recent New York Times #2 best-seller THE WAIT which he co-wrote with his wife actress Meagan Good, DeVon uses his platform to empower the masses through his speaking, preaching, producing movies & tv shows, books, postings on social media to his over 1 million followers and regular television appearances.

Franklin is the President & CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic multi-media entertainment company that produces inspirational and commercial content. Franklin Entertainment recently signed a new multi-year first-look film deal with 20th Century Fox. Franklin has produced the hit film MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah, made for a modest $15 million, it grossed $73 million at the world-wide box office to date, making it one of the top-grossing faith-based films of all-time. Franklin is also exec-producing the upcoming animated film THE STAR, for Sony Pictures Animation, slated for release November of 2017, the first faith-based animated film to be released by a major Hollywood studio since THE PRINCE OF EGYPT.

In addition, Franklin has many high-profile film projects in development including THE IMPOSSIBLE with 20th Century Fox, the reboot of HE-MAN and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE franchise with Columbia Pictures and the remake of the classic film COOLEY HIGH with Common at MGM.  On the TV side, Franklin is also producing CHI-ARTS, a music-driven drama at ABC and a reboot of FOXY BROWN at HULU starring Meagan Good.

Franklin began preaching at the age of 15 and begin interning for Will Smith at the age of 18. This unique combination of ministry and entertainment expertise has helped him develop a rare perspective on faith, love and success which has lead to him becoming an in-demand public speaker and television personality. He is a regular on The Dr. Oz Show and is his go-to guy on spirituality and life transformation.  He’s also has made appearances on The Dr. Phil Show, CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Real, CNN, FOX News, Iyanla’s Fix My Life and Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday.

Franklin is a newly elected member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) where he chairs the Executive Branch subcommittee on Diversity. As the former Senior Vice President of Columbia Pictures, he was one of the highest ranking African-American studio executives in the industry and during his near 10 year tenure at Columbia Pictures, he championed some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits such as THE PURSUIT of HAPPYNESS, THE KARATE KID, JUMPING THE BROOM and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.

Franklin earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship along with a minor in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with Meagan.

Presentation Topics

Faith at Work Leadership Success • Career Singleness Purity Marriage

Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success
without Losing Your True Self

Straight from Hollywood comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith.

In PRODUCED BY FAITH Your Life is The Movie. It’s all about looking at life in context of it being a story, with setbacks and victories, high points and low points, conflicts and resolutions, just like any good movie. PRODUCED BY FAITH uses the process of making a movie to encourage you to fight for your dreams and to never give up on your faith.

Every movie goes through DEVELOPMENT before it goes into PRODUCTION, same with your life before you go into Production, you must make it through Development.

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding
the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love

We live in a culture addicted to instant gratification: the quick hookup, the miracle cure, and the overnight sensation. THE WAIT is the remedy for that addiction.

In THE WAIT, DeVon and Meagan share the life-changing message that waiting—rather than rushing—can be the key for finding the person you’re meant to be with. Filled with candid his-and-hers accounts of the most important moments of their relationship, along with practical advice on how waiting for everything—from sex to getting engaged—can transform your entire life by giving you greater patience, joy, peace, healing, faith, and love.

“DeVon Franklin is holding on to his faith

while pursuing his dream!”

~Tyler Perry

  • “In the 15 years I’ve known DeVon, he’s lived his life the same way he makes his movies: with commitment, humility and a work ethic that demands respect. I’m honored to have been a part of his journey from stellar intern to studio Vice President – his story is one to be shared with anyone chasing a dream.”  ~Will Smith
  • “It takes faith to step out from obscurity into the glaring lights of Hollywood – particularly as a man of faith. DeVon Franklin details his astonishing ascension to the top of his craft and shares how he did it to the glory of God and to the delight of blockbuster audiences around the globe. This book is a must read for anyone seeking to strike that quintessential balance between faith and function. Hollywood, like life, is a walk of faith.”  ~TD Jakes

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DEVON…

  • “Holding onto one’s faith while pursuing a dream, especially in the entertainment business, is no small feat. DeVon demonstrates this possibility beautifully and without compromise. The themes of DeVon’s book are great examples of how to pursue any career, not just within the movie business, and stay true to God.”  ~Tyler Perry
  • “DeVon Franklin is a remarkable man of infectious enthusiasm and a sterling example that one can navigate through the complexities of life, even the verisimilitude of Hollywood, with clarity, purpose, and integrity.”  ~Angela Bassett
  • “After reading DeVon Franklin’s book, Produced by Faith, I thought it would have been a great guide for my early life, but it’s never too late for a book like this. Produced by Faith is a wonderful gift from an insightful, inspiring man.”  ~Antwone Fisher
  • “Franklin’s book is designed to show readers how to honor their faith and still succeed in their careers. He is doing just that in Hollywood.”  ~Mike Fleming, Deadline Hollywood
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