Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. All-American controversy. From MSN: Hip-hop mogul and practicing Buddhist Russell Simmons is throwing his financial support behind the TLC reality series “All-American Muslim,” tweeting on Monday that he is trying to purchase ad time during this week’s episode of the show. “Just purchased…

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. Pastor Joel Osteen and producer Mark Burnett team up for new reality TV project. From Entertainment Weekly: The working title for the project is Pack Your Bags. In each episode, the popular Houston megachurch pastor will lead volunteers to a surprise destination to…

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. Film Review: The Greatest Miracle (Rated PG) Synopsis: Opening this Friday at selected theaters, the 3-D animated film tells the story of three Catholics facing personal crises whose paths cross during Mass at a parish church. They include a widowed mother struggling…

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Robert Duvall reflects on amazing career. His faith-themed film Seven Days in Utopia  just debuted on DVD. I’ll have my review in the next blog. Till then, I had the opportunity to talk with the versatile legend about the movie itself, his remarkable career…

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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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