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Faith, Media & Culture
Bio

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

From the crossroads of faith and media: Operation Finale Directed by Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) Operation Finale tells the true story of the Israeli espionage team that, fifteen years after the end of WWII, […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture: Music Box Films’ latest movie, The Apparition, will open Sept. 7 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, then expand nationwide throughout September. From the press release: […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. Fresh off of having won a Christopher Award for excellence in books aimed at adults for Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores (Hendrickson Publishers), author Meadow Rue Merrill […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. From the Faith & Media In Box: Do you know any young filmmakers eager to express their faith through a short film or video? How about someone interested in […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture. The latest from my faith/media industry mail box – NEW YORK, MAY 14, 2018 — Nomi Network, an anti-human trafficking organization, will honor seven outstanding women at its 8th […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: My fantasy. Okay, here’s the premise. Beliefnet buys a TV network (in this case NBC which announces its fall schedule on Monday) and puts me in charge. Yes, it’s […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: From the latest from my faith/media industry mail box – From the studio that brought you  RISEN and WAR ROOM comes the story of St. Paul, who transformed from […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Items from the PR mailbag: Filmmaker Ken Burns will receive the Christophers Life Achievement Award on May 17th at the 69th Christopher Awards presentation in NYC. The Christophers are […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: This winners of the 69th annual Christopher Awards have been announced. The awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness releases in theater Good Friday (March 30). Here is the Synopsis from the press release): God’s Not Dead: A Light in […]