You’ve seen him on “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey, now studio executive and preacher DeVon Franklin takes centerstage at the Hollywood Black Film Festival's Infotainment Conference in “Faith in Film: A Conversation with DeVon Franklin.”
Ten years ago DeVon started in the business as an assistant and today he is a rarity: an African-American studio executive at the forefront of Hollywood. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment where he oversaw the remake of one of the summer's biggest hits, The Karate Kid, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, which grossed over $350 million worldwide. He also worked on The Pursuit of Happyness and Hancock starring Will Smith, the faith-based hit Not Easily Broken, produced by Bishop T. D. Jakes, the romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton, and the musical drama Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston.
In this up-and-close and personal conversation, DeVon sits down with Tanya Kersey, HBFF Founder/Executive Director (http://www.tanyakersey.com) to discuss Faith in Films, the secret to successfully balancing life in Hollywood and faith. Following the discussion, DeVon will be signing copies of his book, Produced by Faith (http://www.producedbyfaith.com).
Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo (http://www.wellsfargo.com), admission is FREE if you pre-register. On-site registration is $30 if you don't pre-register before midnight on Oct. 27th.
This event is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.
This special event is produced by Faye Tillery.
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Hollywood Black Film Festival
The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), "The Black Sundance," is an annual 4-day celebration drawing together established and rising filmmakers, popular film and television stars, writers, industry executives, emerging artists and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world. If you're looking to make some noise in the entertainment industry, this is the place to be! HBFF 2012 ... ACCESS. OPPORTUNITY. DEALS. http://www.hbff.org for more information.