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Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world. HBFF’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE features a wealth of informational panels and workshops covering a wide variety of topics which include: film production, distribution and marketing, pitching, writing for television and film, in addition to specific programs designed to inform and educate actors.

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Sunday, October 28 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Faith in Film: A Conversation with DeVon Franklin SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

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Thanks to the generous support of WELLS FARGO, admission to this event is FREE if you pre-register. Seating is limited so pre-register early at  http://hbff2012-faith-in-film-with-devon-franklin.eventbrite.com.

 You’ve seen him on “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey, now producer and preacher Devon Franklin takes centerstage at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in “Faith in Film: A Conversation with Devon Franklin.”

Ten years ago Devon started in the business as an assistant and today he is a rarity: an African-American studio executive at the forefront of Hollywood. He currently serves as Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment where he oversaw the remake of one of the summer's biggest hits, 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 starring Will Smith, the faith-based hit Not Easily Broken, produced by Bishop T. D. Jakes,the romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom starring Angela Bassett and Paula Patton, and the musical drama Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston.


In this up-and-close and personal conversation, Devon sits down with Tanya Kersey, HBFF Founder/Executive Director to discuss Faith in Films, the secret to successfully balancing life in Hollywood and faith.  Following the discussion, Devon will be signing copies of his book, Produced by Faith.  

Thanks to the generous support of WELLS FARGO, admission to this event is FREE if you pre-register. Seating is limited so pre-register early at  http://hbff2012-faith-in-film-with-devon-franklin.eventbrite.com.

 



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DeVon Franklin

Vice President, Production, Columbia Pictures/Sony
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, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment where he oversaw the remake of one of the summer's biggest hits, 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 starring Will Smith... Read More →
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Tanya Kersey

Founder & Executive Director, Hollywood Black FIlm Festival
Tanya Kersey is probably best known as the Founder/Executive Director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), where she is responsible for the overall organization, management and administration of one of the leading black film festivals in the world. | | HBFF draws together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists and new audiences from Southern California and around the... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Great Room, W Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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