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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

From my inbox: HISTORY’s eight-part event “Jesus: His Life” explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Currents News, a Catholic news program which airs on NET TV in New York City and for which I book guests, recently featured Craig Antico on the program. As the […]

From my in-box: A modern-day ecclesiastical thriller, THE APPARITION is a startlingly original contemporary drama about faith and spirituality. Written and directed by lauded French filmmaker Xavier Giannoli (Marguerite, In The Beginning), THE APPARITION follows a respected journalist whose belief […]

God Friended Me airs Sunday nights on CBS, right after 60 Minutes. God Friended Me, CBS’ hit series about an atheist named Miles (Brandon Michael Hall) who is friended on Facebook by someone claiming to be God. Whoever is behind […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: 20th Century Fox has released the trailer and official poster for Breakthrough, based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce […]

CREED II releases in theaters this Thanksgiving weekend. Synopsis: Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) must take on a fight that has been in the making for decades as he faces Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. Adonis is balancing […]

A dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: This letter from the producers of Law & Order-like true crime drama Gosnell recently popped up in my in-box. I think it’s worth sharing. We know that Gosnell is changing people […]

From the crossroads of faith and media: THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS opens in theaters this Friday, Nov. 2nd. ABOUT THE MOVIE: All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box […]

From the crossroads of faith and media: Faith Film of the Week –  Indivisible Indivisible opens in theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 26. The movie stars Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry, and Madeline Carroll. About The Movie (from […]

From the crossroads of faith and media: Faith Film of the Week –  Indivisible Indivisible opens in theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 26. The movie stars Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry, and Madeline Carroll. About The Movie (from […]