In a moving tribute to his mother and wife, accomplished movie producer and influential Hollywood Christian Devon Franklin says, “To my mother and Meagan, I love you. I appreciate you. You are how I got my magic.”
DeVon Franklin is the President and CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a multi-media company that produces inspirational and commercial content. The company has a first-look film deal with 20th Century Fox. Some of his best-known films are The Pursuit of Happyness, The Karate Kid, Jumping the Broom, and Heaven Is For Real, Miracles From Heaven, and The STAR. Devon Franklin is also a New York Times bestselling author and devoted Christian husband. With his wife, Meagan Good, Devon co-authored The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love (about saving sex for marriage).
Devon’s tribute is an example of Proverbs 31:28-29: Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
Devon says he remembers his mom saying “no” a lot. But when she said yes, it really mattered. And what he learned from that is “Yeses have power. Don’t just say yes to everything. Sometimes your no’s help you stay focused on where your no’s should be.”
Devon’s dad, Donald Ray Franklin, dealt with alcoholism and had heart disease. He died at the age of 36 when Devon was only 9 years old.