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Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self Hardcover – May 3, 2011

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"In the fifteen years I’ve known DeVon, he’s lived his life the same way he makes his movies: with commitment, humility, and a work ethic that demands respect. I’m honored to have been a part of his journey from stellar intern to studio vice president—his story is one to be shared with anyone chasing a dream."

Will Smith

“DeVon Franklin is a remarkable man of infectious enthusiasm and a sterling example that one can navigate through the complexities of life, even the verisimilitude of Hollywood, with clarity, purpose, and integrity.”

Angela Bassett

“Holding on to one’s faith while pursuing a dream, especially in the entertainment business, is no small feat. DeVon demonstrates this possibility beautifully and without compromise. The themes of DeVon’s book are great examples of how to pursue any career, not just within the movie business, and stay true to God.”

Tyler Perry

"After reading DeVon Franklin's book, Produced by Faith, I thought it would have been a great guide for my early life, but it's never too late for a book like this. Produced by Faith is a wonderful gift from an insightful, inspiring man."

Antwone Fisher

“It takes faith to step out from obscurity into the glaring lights of Hollywood particularly as a man of faith. Not only does DeVon Franklin detail his astonishing ascension to the top of his craft, he shares how he did it to the glory of God and to the delight of blockbuster audiences around the globe. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to strike that quintessential balance between faith and function. Hollywood, like life, is a walk of faith.”

Bishop T. D. Jakes

“His book is designed to show readers how to honor their faith and still succeed in their careers. Franklin is doing just that in Hollywood.”

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About the Author


DeVon Franklin is a rarity: an African-American studio executive at the forefront of Hollywood’s hit machine. He currently serves as Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, making him one of the youngest individuals in that position in the industry, where he recently oversaw the remake of the summer blockbuster, 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 both starring Will Smith, the faith-based hit Not Easily Broken, produced by Bishop T. D. Jakes and the family comedy, Jumping the Broom starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton.  He was formerly a studio executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) where he worked on John Travolta's Be Cool and Queen Latifah's Beautyshop, and got his start as an intern for Will Smith and James Lasstier. In addition to his entertainment industry pursuits, DeVon is also a preacher and motivational speaker.  He’s a graduate of the University of Southern California and sits on the board of Film Independent and the American Black Film Festival.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439171033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439171035
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (399 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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