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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 this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Over the weekend, Paul, Apostle of Christ was screened at New York City’s Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Paul, Apostle of Christ opens  Friday, March 23rd.

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Interesting idea for a movie. I’m born a Catholic and I’ve heard his letters read in church almost every Sunday – but I know next to nothing about the […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: You gotta hear this. Don Arbor‘s powerful  new music video  Everyone Comes from Somewhere celebrated immigration while honoring the singer-songwriter’s  own immigrant roots.  The track also includes performances from musical […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Here are a couple of faith-themed films that should be on your radar. The 15:17 to Paris hits theaters this Friday (2/9). Director Clint Eastwood’s take on the true […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: The Man Who Loves Movies. With the faith-themed romantic drama Forever My Girl due to hit theaters this Friday (Jan. 19) and two other inspirational dramas stacked and ready […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Move over Marvel Universe: Taylor James, recently seen as a military messenger from Atlantis in Zack Snyder’s Justice League film, stars as Samson, perhaps the word’s first superhero. The […]

Here’s this week’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: The faith-based film powerhouse Pure Flix is announcing an Easter weekend release for God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness. The third film of the financially-successful GND franchise […]

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 […]