Christian Movie Connect Episode 8 – Devon Franklin

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Film executive and author, DeVon Franklin, is the Vice President of Production for Sony Pictures Entertainment-Columbia Pictures division. He has worked on such films as “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “21,” “Pink Panther 2” and many others. DeVon was formerly a studio executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and got his start as an intern for Will Smith and James Lassiter. In addition to his entertainment industry pursuits, DeVon is also a preacher and motivational speaker. Devon recently appeared on the Emmy Award winning series, “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey on ‘Keeping The Faith in Hollywood’.

In this interview, Franklin talks with CMC host, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, about how faith in God is the key component to success and how God has placed him in the entertainment industry for a specific purpose.

He also talks about being a pastor in Hollywood, his book, “Produced by Faith” and his movie, “Jumping the Broom”.

“Jumping the Broom” is about how two very different families converge on Martha’s Vineyard one weekend for a wedding. To view the trailer, click here. To know more about the movie, visit


2 Responses to “Christian Movie Connect Episode 8 – Devon Franklin”

  1. <path_to_url> ypresley

    DeVon Franklin is a true testimony of the grace and favor of God. He has helped me to see that I’m in Development Hell right now, but my passion for purpose is giving me what I need to stand still and wait on God. I pray for an opportunity to meet him and tell him how his book has changed my life and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

  2. <path_to_url> CherylAriazWicker

    Glad you liked the interview. DeVon is indeed an inspiration for any one. I am anxious to read his book myself because I’m hearing such great thing. That’s a neat story of yours. I enjoyed meeting DeVon…not only is he passionate but genuine and humble as well.

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