New York Times Bestselling Author Award Winning Producer Motivational Speaker
DeVon is committed to uplifting and inspiring global communities through entertainment and has leveraged his 20-year Hollywood career and experiences to become a leading authority on spiritual development, both personally and professionally with millions of followers worldwide.
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FRANKLIN is an award-winning producer, New York Times bestselling author, and renowned motivational speaker.
He serves as President and CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic multimedia entertainment company with a first-look film deal at Paramount Pictures, a second-look film deal at Netflix, and an overall deal at CBS TV Studios.
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His inspirational films have grossed over $175MM at the box office with most recent hits including BREAKTHROUGH starring Chrissy Metz (Disney/Fox), THE STAR (Sony Pictures) and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN (Sony Pictures).
Franklin Entertainment has several projects in development including Flamin’ Hot, the true story of the creation of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos (Fox Searchlight) and Daring to Live (Paramount Pictures), the true story of four Black women who went on extreme adventures to overcome their greatest fears in life.
Variety Magazine named him one of the “Top 10 Producers to Watch,” Ebony Magazine has distinguished him as one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America,” and Oprah has called him “…a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.”
In addition to his work as a producer, DeVon is also the author of multiple bestselling books including THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN, THE SUCCESS COMMANDMENTS, THE WAIT (co-written with his wife, award-winning actress Meagan Good) and PRODUCED BY FAITH. His highly anticipated fifth book, LIVE FREE: Exceed Your Highest Expectations will be released May 4, 2021.
Additionally, DeVon serves on the Board of Governors and is the Co-Chair of the Representation and Inclusion Taskforce for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Recently, he spearheaded the initiative to implement historic diversity and inclusion guidelines for Oscars eligibility.
DeVon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Meagan.
Spirituality, Faith, and the Entertainment Business
A recognized authority on spirituality, faith, and the entertainment business, DeVon is one of the youngest executives in Hollywood history. BeliefNet named DeVon one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” Variety Magazine called him one of the “Top 10 Producers to Watch.” Ebony Magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America.” He’s been interviewed by Oprah, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil, CNN, and featured in numerous radio, print, and online appearances.