From Inmate To Mayor To Author, Now Movie Of A Lifetime

Mayor Franklin Deese is ready to tell the full story on screen. Deese turns turmoil into triumph after serving 10 years in a federal penitentiary; now giving back to the community of Marshville, NC for his fifth term.
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June 20, 2014 - PRLog -- North Carolina Author and Mayor Franklin D. Deese said yes to the movie deal about is life; “From Inmate To Mayor”. Actor and movie producer Thomas Mikal Ford who played Martin Lawernce's BFF Tommy Strawn on the hit ’90s sitcom “Martin” will begin  shooting jail scenes on June 25, 2014 in Marshville, North Carolina.  Actor Jermel Howard from; Orange Is The New Black will play the role of teenage Mayor Franklin Deese who began as a star athlete and honor student to prison inmate in Marshville, North Carolina.

Now serving his fifth term Mayor Deese says, “I’m willing to go deeper with my life story on screen; depicting the hometown I was arrested in, now mayor and community leader of. I am proud to be the first African-American that a municipality has elected to serve in this capacity in one hundred years! The community was ready for a change and it showed at the polls; winning seventy-five percent of the votes from my incumbent in 2005”.

Mayor Franklin Deese has a winning outlook on life and has coined the phrase “Your A + Face" in his book which Sir Richard Branson founder of Virgin Group wrote the forward. When time permits; the mayor speaks to groups around the country regarding; reducing prison recidivism rates and solutions to school-drop-outs in America. Besides sitting in the mayor’s seat, Mayor Deese is an entrepreneur, specializing in tax preparation services with offices in Marshville and other communities both within and beyond North Carolina.

Media interviews and photo opportunities with actor Jermel Howard, movie producer Thomas Mikal Ford and Mayor Franklin Deese available June 24, 2014 before crews set up to shoot June 25, 2014 in Marshville, North Carolina. Media contact Francene Morris is scheduling interviews at: or 704-258-9901.

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