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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 today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Shout out for The Hollars. The family dramedy (currently in limited release before a larger rollout next week) stars The Office‘s John Krasinski (who also directs), Margo Martindale (Justified), Sharlto Copley (Powers), […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Unlimited debuts on Pure Flix VOD. Congratulations to my good friend Harold Finch.  The scientist/entrepreneur/author/inspirational speaker/film producer (yes, all those descriptors apply) has finally gotten much-deserved distribution for his […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Beyond religion to faithful action. Philanthropist Mark Gerson and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson have announced the establishment of an annual $500,000 L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize to be presented […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. QUEEN OF KATWE opens in theaters September 23rd. The promising Disney film starring Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and David Oyelowo (Selma) tells the inspiring true story of missionary […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE releases in theaters September 16. Described as “the first ever theatrical worship experience to hit theaters,” the film (as heard in the clip) is, […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. The full Beck. Blaze founder Glen Beck is participating as a special speaker at the American Gospel Celebration (Sept. 1-3) at Louisville’s Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Proceeds […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Greater opens in theaters this Friday (8/26). Cast: Chris Severio, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Parks and Nick Searcy/Directed by: David Hunt/Written by: Brian Reindl and David Hunt Rated […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Where do you stand on the issues of 2016? With Hillary Clinton now the first woman to be nominated by a major party to be President of the United […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. A&E Network’s critically acclaimed and award-winning original docuseries Born This Way returns for a second season featuring 10 brand-new episodes on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 PM ET/PT.  The […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Power-packed faith. The Fight Within (from GVN Releasing), faith-themed film set in the rough-and-tumble world of MMA (mixed martial arts), will have its nationwide limited theatrical release on August […]

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