The Power of Faith Based Films


Why did a high-power studio executive DeVon Franklin leave his cushy job to produce faith-based films? ET found out.

"All you need is one moment of inspiration to make the difference in your life," said Franklin. "It could be a movie. It could be a television show. You could be watching Entertainment Tonight and the host says something that really is a light bulb moment for you, and you're like, 'That's what I needed to hear.' And your life is changed."

Franklin's light bulb moment came in 2010 while working on the remake of The Karate Kid, which he produced. It dawned on him that he wanted to figure out how he would make a lasting, positive impact on the world.

After writing a book called Produced by Faith and producing this year's hit Heaven is For Real, DeVon (an ordained minister) took his own leap of faith by quitting his job and going out on his own to produce films with religious themes.

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"I love him," said Jada Pinkett-Smith. "And I just think that this is a wonderful opportunity for him and I think that he's ready and I'm very anxious to see what he does."