DeVon Franklin to Discuss 'Future of Christian Film' at NRB 2020 in Nashville

Devon FranklinAward-winning film and TV producer DeVon Franklin will speak during a panel session on "The Future of Christian Film" at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention that will be held February 25-28, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin is President & CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a multimedia company that produces inspirational and commercial content. He is also a best-selling author whose books help people experience spiritual, business, and relational success.

“We are delighted to have DeVon Franklin joining us again at our Convention,” said Troy Miller, Interim CEO of NRB. “DeVon is a gifted and passionate storyteller whose words encourage, bless, and empower. If you need inspiration and motivation, you’ll certainly find it at NRB 2020 with speakers like him!”

As the former Senior Vice President of Columbia Pictures, Franklin was one of the youngest and highest-ranking African-American studio executives in entertainment history. During his near 10-year tenure at Columbia, he championed Hollywood box-office hits including The Pursuit of Happyness, The Karate Kid, and Jumping the Broom. In addition, Franklin produced hit films such as Breakthrough, The Star, and Miracles from Heaven. He’s also written numerous best-selling books, including the most recent, The Truth About Men. His company, Franklin Entertainment, has a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.

Joining Franklin on the February 28 panel on "The Future of Christian Film" will be Sony EVP Rich Peluso, who heads AFFIRM Films, and writing/directing/producing duo Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, whose films include the God’s Not Dead franchise and Unplanned. Moderating the panel will be Evelyn Carroll, Host of Movieguide TV.

Other speakers at NRB’s annual four-day Convention – the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to the field of Christian communications – include Ravi Zacharias, Chairman of the Board at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; Gov. Mike Huckabee, Host of Huckabee; Andrew Brunson, the U.S. pastor who was unjustly imprisoned in Turkey for nearly two years before his release in October 2018; actress and producer Ashley Bratcher, most recognized for her breakout role as the star of the box office hit Unplanned; Janet Parshall, Host of In the Market with Janet Parshall; Allie Stuckey, Host of Relatable; and dozens more.

For the NRB 2020 full list of speakers, exhibitor directory, schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservations, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

The full registration rate is currently $750, but NRB members receive a $250 discount, bringing the full registration fee down to $500! Prices will increase after January 17, 2020.

For questions related to registration, contact Monica Palmer at registration@nrb.org, or call 202-849-8444.

To reserve a hospitality lounge, a lodging suite, or an affiliate event, contact Beth Wakefield at bwakefield@nrb.org. For opportunities to sponsor, contact Carlton Capps at ccapps@nrb.org. To exhibit at NRB 2020, contact Chuck Smith at csmith@nrb.org, or call 202-849-8447.

Also, be sure to book your lodging for NRB 2020 by January 17, 2020. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is filling up quickly!

Please do not make your hotel reservation through any outside organization or service. Unauthorized outside agencies may attempt to contact registered and potential attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors, claiming to offer assistance with hotel room reservations. Some may even claim to be on staff at NRB. Be advised that such outside agencies do not represent NRB, the Gaylord Opryland, or the Inn at Opryland, in any manner.

Only make your lodging reservations (at NRB’s discounted rates) through the direct links provided here.

The theme of the 2020 Convention is "Look Forward," based on Proverbs 4:25, which states, "Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you."

By NRB Staff

Published: December 19, 2019

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