Posted by | Cyrena Rose

S&A reports that it’s been announced that DeVon Franklin has been promoted from Vice President of Production to Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures.  It was announced today by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, to whom Franklin will report.

In his new role, Franklin will find, develop and supervise production of commercial material geared towards the urban and faith-based markets. He will work with all of the film divisions within the Sony Pictures umbrella.  His next project will be the film adaptation of the New York Times Bestseller, Heaven Is For Real.

The promotion recognizes the executive’s success supervising such hit films as The Karate Kid, Jumping the Broom, and the highly anticipated film Sparkle, starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.

Franklin will continue to work on Columbia Pictures franchise titles such as The Karate Kid, Masters of the Universe and After Earth.

Kudos to DeVon Franklin who began his career as an intern for Will Smith and James Lassiter at Overbrook Entertainment.

Life is good for Franklin; the 34-year-old has a new wife (actress Meagan Good) and a new executive position at Columbia Pictures.