Faith, Media & Culture

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 ring to screen: Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao’s faith-filled story told in new documentary

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Larger than life. Manny Pacquiao may be just over 5’6″ inches tall but anyone familiar the champion fighter (the first and only boxer to win world titles in eight […]

DVD review: “Welcome to Inspiration” delivers a great sermon in a mediocre movie

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Out on DVD today (1/20): Welcome to Inspiration Synopsis: After their car breaks down, a freelance journalist (Britt George) and his wife (Whitney Goin) spend time in a small […]

National movie theater event explores the truth of the Biblical story of the Exodus

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.  Is Biblical history really history? Ridley Scott’s fictionalized Exodus: Gods and Kings may not have had the box office legs it backers had hoped but those interested in the […]

Former TLC programming exec Amy Winter joins UP TV

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Moving on UP. UP TV has announced that Amy Winter will join the network on February 1 as executive vice president and general manager, a newly created position. She […]

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From ring to screen: Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao's faith-filled story told in new documentary
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBTf6Xx1gI Larger than life. Manny Pacquiao may be just over 5'6" inches tall but anyone familiar the champion fighter (the first and only boxer to win world titles in eight different we

posted 6:07:50am Jan. 22, 2015 | read full post »

DVD review: "Welcome to Inspiration" delivers a great sermon in a mediocre movie
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Out on DVD today (1/20): Welcome to Inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQiGm6bR0KI Synopsis: After their car breaks down, a freelance journalist (Britt George) and his wife (Whitney Goin) spend time in a small t

posted 3:01:01pm Jan. 20, 2015 | read full post »

National movie theater event explores the truth of the Biblical story of the Exodus
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJzqy7-H_34#t=211  Is Biblical history really history? Ridley Scott's fictionalized Exodus: Gods and Kings may not have had the box office legs it backers had hoped but those interested

posted 7:57:23am Jan. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Former TLC programming exec Amy Winter joins UP TV
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Moving on UP. UP TV has announced that Amy Winter will join the network on February 1 as executive vice president and general manager, a newly created position. She will oversee and creatively guide the network’s bra

posted 5:34:11am Jan. 15, 2015 | read full post »

Bud Paxson, Pax TV network creator dies
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x2HSf-ZQ34 Passing of a visionary. Lowell “Bud” Paxson, the co-creator of Home Shopping Network who later amassed a trove of TV stations and launched the family-friendly network Pa

posted 5:52:27am Jan. 13, 2015 | read full post »


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