February's Most Inspiring of the Month
Currently serving as Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, DeVon Franklin oversaw the remake of one of 2010’s biggest hits, The Karate Kid, which grossed over $350 million worldwide. He was also involved in the production of: The Pursuit of Happyness and Hancock starring Will Smith, the faith-based hit Not Easily Broken and Jumping the Broom starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton. Franklin is also a preacher, author and motivational speaker. His book, Produced by Faith is a how-to guide on pursuing your career without compromising your faith. Franklin was named one of the Top 35 Executives Under 35 by The Hollywood Reporter and one of the Top 10 Industry Impact Players by the NAACP.