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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 the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: As planned, the controversial pro-life movie Unplanned hit the DVD/Blue Ray/digital market this week.  The film that debuted in theaters last spring tells the true story of Abby Johnson, […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: The worst movie idea ever? Universal Pictures is reportedly reevaluating its PR strategy for the upcoming film The Hunt in the wake of recent mass shootings. The violent satire […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Harriet, the real-life story of  the iconic woman of African-American freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman will arrive in theaters on November 1st. The Focus Features release stars Tony Award-winning actress […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Season 12 0f Heartland premieres on SVOD and the UP app on July 25th. Rising UP. Heartland, based on a series of books by Lauren Brooke, debuted on Canada’s […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith opens next Friday (June 28). Rated PG-13. Synopsis: A Mormon missionary family in 1960’s Tonga faces the ultimate test of […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and med A chilling day remembered. To commemorate the tragic murders of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina four years ago,  Fathom Events opens the documentary Emanuel […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is set to release Breakthough on Digital July 2 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray/DVD on July 16. Breakthrough was the No. 3 film at the box […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Sikh’s have a dream. Nearly 56 years after Martin Luther King’s historic Lincoln Memorial rally in Washington, DC (on August 28, 1963),  the non-profit NYC-based civil rights group Sikhs […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: Meryl Streep deserves another award for this. The actress is daring to suggest that the phrase “toxic masculinity” may actually be toxic to boys. Good for her! While the […]

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and culture: The broadcast networks have announced their fall schedules. Here are my initial takes on what’s new, night my night (New Shows in Red), from a creative and likelihood to […]