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How to make it in Hollywood (and anywhere) with DeVon Franklin – Episode 214 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

DeVon Franklin is a New York Times bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the upcoming animated film, The Star, for Sony Pictures Animation. He’s Dr. Oz’s go-to guy for spiritual success coaching on The Dr. Oz Show and he’s the co-host of the TLC event series, This Is Life Live. Variety named DeVon one of the “10 Producers to Watch” and Beliefnet called him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Wait (co-written with his wife, award-winning actress Meagan Good) and Produced By Faith. Find more at

“In the 20 years I’ve known DeVon, he’s lived his life the same way he makes his movies: with commitment, humility, and a work ethic that demands respect.” – Will Smith

Show Highlights:

Your discipline contributes to your destiny. @DeVonFranklin

What you do personally shows up professionally. @DeVonFranklin

People remember how you treated them on the way up. @DeVonFranklin

Being an advocate for yourself is not arrogant. @DeVonFranklin

Sometimes we use prayer to mask our fear. @DeVonFranklin

People of Faith are good at the prayer part but often not the preparation part. @DeVonFranklin

We don’t expect God to show up and so we squander blessing when it arrived anyways. @DeVonFranklin

Embracing the difference is the hardest part. @DeVonFranklin

Every successful person in Hollywood owned their difference. @DeVonFranklin

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

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