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Coming off the heels of his first New York Times Bestselling book, “The Wait” with his wife, actress Meagan Good, DeVon Franklin is now celebrating a new deal with a major player in Hollywood.
Franklin moved his production entity, Franklin Entertainment, from Sony to 20th Century Fox in a deal that offers a multi-year first-look deal.
According to Variety, Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film, said, “We’re excited to welcome Devon Franklin into the Fox family. He has great taste and a real feel for inspirational stories. His films will provide a perfect complement to the great variety of films that Fox already produces.”
Prior to launching Franklin Entertainment, DeVon served as a senior VP of production at Columbia TriStar Pictures, making him one of the highest-ranking African-American executives at a Hollywood studio. He worked on “The Karate Kid,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” and “Heaven Is for Real.”
Most recently, “Miracles From Heaven,” which starred Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah grossed more than $73 million at the worldwide box office on a $15 million budget.
His upcoming projects include Sony Animation’s “The Star,” reboots of “He-Man” and “Masters of the Universe,” and a remake of “Cooley High” for MGM.
Franklin is listed on Variety’s latest 10 Producers to Watch list.