DeVon Franklin is a rarity: an African-American studio executive at the forefront of Hollywood. He currently serves as Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures. In addition to his entertainment industry pursuits, DeVon is also a preacher and motivational speaker.
He was recently named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 35 executives under 35 and one of the top 10 industry impact players by the NAACP. He sits on the board of Film Independent and American Black Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A degree in Business Administration and a minor in Cinema-Television. He's from the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in Los Angeles.