2012 The Root 100

DeVon Franklin is the senior vice president of production for Columbia Pictures.

  • Influence: 115.1
  • Reach: 10.2
  • Substance: 6.0
  • Media Mentions: 40
  • Internet Mentions: 3900
  • Twitter Followers: 13096
  • DeVon Franklin

  • Hollywood executive who oversaw "Sparkle," starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, which was released in August.
  • Job: Senior vice president of production at Columbia Pictures
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @devon_franklin
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Age: 33
  • Bio: DeVon Franklin, who joined Columbia Pictures in 2005, oversaw the making of Sparkle, the musical remake starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks that was released in August 2012 and was promoted to senior vice president of production in July. The young executive has worked on The Karate Kid remake, Jumping the Broom and Moneyball, to name a few. A devout Seventh-day Adventist, he doubles as a pastor and appeared on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday in June, the same month he married actress Meagan Good.Like his Facebook page.