FAITH IN FILMS: A CONVERSATION WITH DEVON FRANKLIN
You’ve seen him on “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey, now producer 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 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 and the romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton.
In this up-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.
Seating is limited so pre-register early at http://hbff2012-faith-in-film-with-devon-franklin.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:30am-1pm
W Hollywood Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028