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John W. Kennedy, a practicing Catholic, is the founder and Dir. of Development of The Creative Universe Entertainment™, a media consultation and development company focusing on the creation, development and support of high-quality mainstream entertainment that upholds positive timeless values such as faith in a loving God, kindness, forgiveness, gratitude, tolerance, wisdom, courage, self-confidence tempered with humility, personal responsibility and the all-important ability to resist hypocrisy and laugh at our own human foibles.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy), "The Tommie Scott Story" (based on the inspirational biography) and "Photo Finish" (a sci-fi TV pilot). He has written over 100 children's novels based on episodes of the Cartoon Network series "Ben 10", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Generator Rex" among others. He also writes Beliefnet’s "Faith, Media & Culture" blog and has discussed the topic as a guest on several radio broadcasts.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM. Over the years, his notable interviews and/or bookings have included such diverse personalities as Sean Astin, Corbin Bernsen, Brian Bird, James Brolin, Kirk Cameron, Deepak Chopra, Sandy Duncan, Roma Downey, Robert Duvall, Emilio Estevez, Mick Fleetwood, Andy Garcia, Carla Gugino, movie-star-turned-Catholic nun Mother Dolores Hart, Patricia Heaton, Lee Iacocca, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Michael Landon, Jr., Pattie Mallete (Justin Bieber’s mother), B.B. King, Colin Powell, Dennis Prager, Rick Santorum, Martin Sheen, Kevin Sorbo, Della Reese, Christopher Reeve, Robert and Robert A. Schuller, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Martha Williamson and countless others.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation. Producing and Booking News and Talk shows

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: With the passing of Della Reese, Touched by an Angel executive producer Martha Williamson had this sent my way to share with Beliefnet readers. REMEMBERING DELLA REESE “When you […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Trailer Station: This weekend: In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: An amazing story of answered prayer. When Joyce Smith’s 14-year-old adopted son John fell through an icy lake in Missouri one winter morning three years ago, if could have been […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: At the movies: These faith-themed films are either to (or in the case of Same Kind of Different as Me) already at a theater near you. Same Kind of Different […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Reading on purpose. These are some new and upcoming books that have found their way into my inbox which you may want to be aware of and even read for […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: The Florida Project worth checking out. The film goes into limited release this weekend. Warning: the movie contains raw language and situations but it does serve as a modern-day parable […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: The documentary Mully opens for a three-night run in specially-selected theaters beginning tonight (10/3-10/5). The film tells the story of Charles Mully. As a six-year-old boy in Kenya, he was […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture. The wisdom of silence. This interview with author Greg Willits hit my inbox this morning. In it the the former co-host (with his wife Jennifer) of the SiriusXM talk […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture. May this post plant positive seeds that yield eternal seasons of hope and redemption for those struggling with religious OCD and others. It represents what I believe for me […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture. COMING TO THEATERS Saved by Pluto. I had the opportunity to have lunch with Mitch Davis the producer, director and co-writer (with his son Parker) of The Stray,  the very […]