Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: DeVon Franklin - TV/Film Producer, Author

THIS IS EPISODE 283 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

DeVon Franklin is an award­–winning film and TV producer, bestselling author, renowned preacher, and spiritual success coach. With a commitment to uplifting the masses through entertainment, Franklin has quickly become a force in the media as well as a leading authority on faith, spiritual wellness and personal development. Beliefnet has called him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40,” Variety Magazine named him one of the “Top 10 Producers to Watch,” Ebony Magazine has distinguished him as one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America,” and Oprah has called him “a bonafide dynamo … a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.”

Franklin also serves as President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic multimedia entertainment company with a first-look film deal at 20th Century Fox. As a filmmaker, Franklin is producing the inspirational true story “Breakthrough,” starring Chrissy Metz (in theaters Easter 2019). Additionally, he produced the hit animated film “The Star” and the hit film “Miracles from Heaven.” Along with his work as a producer, Franklin is also the author of the book “The Truth About Men,” which was published in February 2019, as well as “The Hollywood Commandments,” New York Times bestseller “The Wait” (co-written with his wife, award–winning actress Meagan Good) and “Produced by Faith.”

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Franklin about “Breakthrough,” how Stephen Curry got involved in the movie, faith in Hollywood, why Jesus’ message is still appealing to a mass audience in 2019, and the role sports has played in his life.

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