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. THE TRIALS OF ST. PATRICK, an eight-part audio drama from Augustine Institute Radio Theatre (AIR Theatre), tells the dramatic story of how a kidnapped slave risked his life to […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) and Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War) opens in theaters March 31st. Synopsis: Based on a true story. In […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. The Shack blows roof off box-office expectations. As the screen adaptation of Wm. Paul Young’s bestselling book heads into its second weekend in theaters, it’s already clear that the movie […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. A grieving Mack Phillips comes face to face with manifestations of God in The Shack based on the bestselling novel by William P. Young. Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Avraham […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. Catching up on reading (& posting). Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been posting less for the past year or so. Instead of my usual three to four […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. In theaters this weekend: Bitter Harvest Synopsis (from the press release): Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground premieres this Sunday (2/19) @ 9:00 PM (ET) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In this weekend’s special delivery, guest starring three-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. Not into Fifty Shades Darker this Valentine’s Day? Try a horse of a different color: Anchor Bay Entertainment’s Dove Foundation-approved Race to Win stars Luke Perry (CW’s Riverdale) and Danielle Campbell […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. The delicate balance. Cardiothoracic surgeon/popular TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz looks at the relationship between the spirit, the mind and body as The Dr. Oz Show launches Faithful Fridays. The […]
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media. The Story of God Season 2 with Morgan Freeman premieres tonight (1/16) at 9:00 PM (ET) on NatGeo. The highest-rated series in the network’s history continues to explore humankind’s search […]