LOS ANGELES – Family entertainment network INSP has added two new videos to their critically-acclaimed and award-winning MOMENTS short-form series. The videos feature DeVon Franklin, a movie producer and head of the newly-formed Franklin Entertainment. In his former role as SVP of Production for Sony Pictures, Franklin oversaw production on such noteworthy films as The Pursuit of Happyness, the remake of The Karate Kid, the box office hit Heaven is for Real, and the upcoming Annie starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane’ Wallis. Franklin is also the author of the much heralded “Produced by Faith,” a unique self-help book which encourages the reader to look at their life in the context of a movie. Drawing from his own personal experience building a successful Hollywood career, Franklin instructs readers how to fight for their dreams without compromising their faith.
MOMENTS are original, short-form inspirational programs that celebrate love, hope, faith, valor and other timeless truths in action. The series contain both scripted and documentary stories, and topics covered include: patriotism, poverty, adoption, family unity, homelessness, social justice, and religious freedom. Stories feature everyday Americans as well as some of the biggest names in entertainment, including EMMY® Award winners Edward James Olmos and Mark Burnett, GRAMMY award winner Ricky Skaggs, Roma Downey, Kirk Cameron, and the late Ralph Waite of the classic television series “The Waltons.”
MOMENTS have struck a chord with audiences across America. Spots have been praised and used by the U.S. Department of Defense, the United States Army, USAA, and the American Legion. The series has won a Telly Award, a Summit Creative Award, a New York Festivals Film & Television Award, a CBC Media Award, has been shortlisted for the Primetime Emmy’s, was a finalist for a Cynopsis Digital Model D award, featured on ABC’s “The View,” and received special recognition from the Department of Defense for “service to our country.”
DeVon Franklin is a movie producer, author, motivational speaker, Christian minister and head of the newly-formed production company Franklin Entertainment. The 36-year-old San Francisco Bay Area native is the former Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Tristar Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he oversaw the box-office hit “Heaven Is For Real”; the remakes of “Sparkle,” starring the late Whitney Houston in her last on screen role, “The Karate Kid,” starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, which grossed over $350 million worldwide, and the upcoming “Annie” starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane’ Wallis. Franklin also worked on “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Hancock” both starring Will Smith, as well as the faith-based hit “Not Easily Broken,” and the family comedy, “Jumping the Broom” starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton, both produced by Bishop T. D. Jakes.
Franklin is the author of the much heralded “Produced by Faith,” a unique self-help book which encourages the reader to look at their life in the context of a movie. Drawing from his own personal experience building a successful Hollywood career, Franklin instructs readers how to fight for their dreams without compromising their faith.
As a motivational speaker and self help expert, Franklin’s television appearances include Oprah Winfrey Network series “Oprah’s Life Class,” “Super Soul Sunday,” and “Help Desk,” as well as Fox’s “The Daily Helpline,” and “Dr. Phil” among others. He has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Fox News Radio, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Better TV, Arise 360, as well as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise and many other outlets as a notable figure in film, business, entertainment and pop culture.
Connect with DeVon on Social Media:
Twitter: @DeVonFranklin or Facebook: facebook.com/ProducedByFaith