Here’s 2020’s first dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Talking dollars and sense. So, despite his obviously passionate following, entrepreneur Andrew Yang was kept off the Democratic debate this week because of party rules that excluded him before an actual vote was cast.  Some lamented that the all-white stage lacked racial inclusiveness. I’m all…

Here’s 2020’s first dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: “1917” opens nationwide Friday (1/10) but is already a Golden Globe Award winner (Best Picture – Drama) and a box office smash. From Forbes: $52,383. That’s how much 1917 made per theater from Dec. 27-29 when the film made its U.S. debut. From just…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: A Christmas Carol. Christmas episodes used to be a staple of network sitcoms but seem much less common these days. Since Carol Second Act is pretty much an ode the art of the traditional sitcom, it’s nice to see the show which stars Patricia…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Riding Waves of praise. Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family confronted with a shocking event that threatens to tear the family apart. The movie which open wide this Thanksgiving weekend has…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Waves opens in select theaters tonight (Nov. 15) and wide over Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29). Rated R for adult themes, language and one violent incident. Synopsis (from the film’s website): Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Harriet Tubman and film producer Debra Martin Chase are having a moment. The long-awaited film Harriet opened strong in 2,059 theaters nationwide last weekend, pulling in an impressive $12 million over three days and ranking fourth at the domestic box office. That’s significantly higher…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Just in time for All Saints Day, Harriet (from Focus Features) opens nationwide tomorrow (Nov. 1). Though she wasn’t Catholic and is, therefore, unlikely to ever be officially canonized, few would doubt that Harriet Tubman – a woman of fearless faith in God –…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Two movies, two views of the Catholicism. The first, By the Grace of God, is a French movie with English subtitles tells the true story of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, France.  He was convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Kyle MachLachlan on playing Dr. Stephen Frost on Carol’s Second Act. Kyle MacLachlan is one of TV’s most respected actors, primarily known for his roles in edgy series like Twin Peaks, Sex & the City, Desperate Housewives and Marvel’s Agents of Shield. But, as much…

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Destitute Lost in Election Noise. As national elections loom in both Canada and the US, Canadian homeless advocate, filmmaker and friend Barry Moore created the above public service video to draw attention to the plight of the homeless, as the issue of homelessness is…

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John W. Kennedy

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

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