DeVon Franklin - President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment; Author
“DeVon Franklin…is a bonafide dynamo…a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times” – Oprah
DeVon Franklin serves as the President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a new first-look production company with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
As the former Senior Vice President of Columbia TriStar Pictures, DeVon worked on a number of the studio’s most successful films, including The Karate Kid, The Pursuit of Happyness and Jumping the Broom. Recently, Franklin oversaw the sleeper hit Heaven is For Real, produced on a modest $12 millionbudget, Heaven is For Real outpaced all industry estimates and grossed more than $100 million worldwide at the box office.
In addition to his entertainment-industry pursuits, DeVon is a growing force in media, he's made appearances on CNN, FOX News, OWN’s Super Soul Sunday Show, Oprah’s LifeClass, OWN’s Help Desk Show and the Dr. Phil Show.He’s a published author, preacher and highly sought after motivational speaker who wrote "Produced By Faith," a best-selling how-to guide about pursuing your career without compromising your faith.
Ebony Magazine has name him one of the top 100 influential African-Americans in America and Beliefnet named him one of “Most Influential Christians Under 40.”
He began his career as an intern for Will Smith and James Lassiter at Overbrook Entertainment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California.
He lives in Los Angeles and is married to the love of his life, Meagan.