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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: 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, …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: CBS’s classic heartfelt comedy hit parade runs from The Honeymooners in the 1950’s, through The Andy Griffith Show in the 60’s, All in the Family in the 70’s, M*A*S*H …Read More

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Evil premieres this Thursday @ 10:00 PM ET on CBS. Cast: Katja Herbers (Westworld, Divorce), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of …Read More

A candidate for the rest of us. As a political moderate, I’ve found myself increasingly discouraged at the outlook for my presidential choices in 2020.  Both the incumbent Republican and the current crop of so-called “top-tier” Democratic hopefuls play on …Read More

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: What causes Evil? That’s the big question Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) pose in their new CBS drama titled, you guessed it, Evil. Here’s …Read More

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Theories for getting through life. After 12 seasons (and 279 episodes) The Big Bang Theory is soon departing the CBS schedule for syndication heaven (where it has already been …Read More

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media: Bill Maher dances on the grave of billionaire David Koch: Not nice, to say the least. Among other things, Maher apparently detested Koch because he was a so-called “climate-science …Read More

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, …Read More