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Valley 200 - 2021-07-19

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DON FRANKEN

BUSINESS

Franken Enterprises World Class Sports Celebrity Agency Equally comfortable in sports and entertainment, Don Franken in the brains behind the Method Fest Independent Film Festival. He is president of Franken Enterprises, event promoters and public relations, and he is president of World Class Sports Celebrity Agency. In entertainment, Franken organized the 14th annual Method Fest film festival and brought it back to the San Fernando Valley for the first time in 10 years with screenings on the rooftop deck of the Westfield Fashion Square mall, Sherman Oaks. In sports, he uses his sports celebrity agency to place over 6,000 athletes in commercial endorsements, appearances, and print ads. Franken is on the board of the Valley Economic Alliance. ALMA MATER: Arizona State University. BEST ADVICE: Steve Prefontaine said, “Give it your best and don’t leave anything on the track!” FAVORITE BOOK: “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac.

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