Faith, Media and Culture

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/03/21 Five Questions for Dana Perino. One of the perks of this job is the opportunity to speak with people whose work I genuinely enjoy. Such is the case with Dana Perino who I catch almost every work day on The Five (weekdays, 5:00…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/01/21 What’s old is new again. Scripted audio entertainment thrived on radio from the 1920’s through much of the 1950s when it largely pushed aside by the advent of television. But the art form is finding renewed life in the emerging era of the…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/26/21 A comedy filmmaker gets deadly serious. Jared Lawrence Hess first exploded onto the movie-making scene with Napoleon Dynamite, the gently quirky 2004 teen comedy classic he directed and co-wrote with his wife Jerusha. Other comedies followed, including the 20o6’s Nacho Libre (starring Jack…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/24/21 Faith & family coming attractions: discovery+ will premiere Resurrection, a feature-length movie from The Bible producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, on March 27, 2021. Following the record breaking-ratings success of their Emmy nominated mini-series The Bible and the hit feature film spin-off…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/22/21 .\ Drawing on experience. With over 25 years in the animation industry, Tom Bancroft brings a lot to the table as he launches his own company called Pencilish, not the least of which is his contribution to Disney’s animated feature resurgence that began…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/19/21 Unanimous Media, founded by three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry and producer Erick Peyton, has tapped Brian Tetsuro Ivie as its Creative Producer for Film and Television. The American filmmaker and documentary director has built a reputation for taking on subjects…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/16/21 How did Han Soto move from being a successful entrepreneur to acting opposite the likes of Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford to playing a pivotal role in the hit Netflix TV series Cobra Kai? Hint: It started with a leap of faith.…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/12/21 Acclaimed Korean-American family drama Minari opens in theaters today 2/12. The film, which scored a Grand Jury Prize and a U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is also the subject of controversy because it is nominated in the Best…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/11/21 When the only F word is Funny. Freelancers is a Jk! Studios show that follows the ridiculous misadventures of the staff a struggling video production company that’s actually named Video Production Company. As a sitcom premise, things don’t get much more simple than…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 02/08/21 And the winners are...The Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival hosted its 2nd annual event in the Central Texas town over the weekend. As noted here last week, your humble blogger was honored to a serve as a judge which holds as…

John W. Kennedy
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John W. Kennedy

John W. Kennedy 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, including trust in God.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy) and "Photo Finish" (an award-winning 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.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation, Producing and Booking News and Talk shows.

He can be reached for writing, producing and consulting services at 516-640-1182.

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