Producer, motivational speaker, and bestselling author DeVon Franklin (Breakthrough) has signed an overall deal with CBS Television Studios.
The Franklin Entertainment production company also has a multi-year first-look film deal with Paramount Pictures and a second-look deal with Netflix. Franklin is the president and CEO of the production company. Former Juniper Place Productions exec Jenna Nicholson has been tapped as VP Television to oversee his deal at CBS TV Studios.
Franklin recently produced he inspirational film Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Mike Colter and Marcel Ruiz for Disney/Fox; the Sony Pictures Animation film The Starring with Zachary Levi, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry; and the Sony Pictures film Miracles From Heaven starring Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, and Eugenio Derbez and has sold projects to NBC, ABC, CBS, Netflix, and Hulu.
Franklin is also a bestselling author. He wrote The Truth About Men, The Success Commandments, The Wait co-wrote with his wife actress Meagan Good, and Produced by Faith and serves as a Governor-At-Large on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Franklin is repped by WME and John Meigs at HJTH.
Deadline first reported the news.