Faith, Media and Culture

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/24/21 For Roma Downey, Resurrection is another step in a creative faith journey. In the first part of my interview with the actress-turned-producer who first gained fame as the angel Monica on CBS’ Touched by an Angel, she talked about the road leading up…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/22/21 Resurrection drops (or should I say rises) on Discovery+ this Saturday (3/27). The film is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, through their MGM-based LightWorkers Media shingle. The Hollywood power couple shocked the industry with the huge popularity of their adaptation of…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/19/21 What makes a sitcom a classic? As a writer myself and as someone who just loves well-crafted TV series, I have a particular place in my for finely-honed sitcoms that succeed at causing me to at once laugh out loud and feel a…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/17/21 (Extra) The movie America needs. Minari, writer-director Lee Isaac Chung’s heartfelt tribute to his immigrant parents and American values garnered an amazing six Oscar nominations earlier this week with nods for Best Picture, Best Director (Lee Isaac Chung), Best Actor (Steven Yeun), Best…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/17/21 Fox Nation has picked up the first season of The Chosen. An international hit, the episodic/serialized retelling of the life of Christ (think Lost meets found) is part of Fox Nation’s curated selection of faith-based programming in honor of the upcoming Easter holiday.…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/15/21 And the Woke winner is…The 2021 Academy Award nominees are out today. The eight nominees include two excellent films, The Father and Minari and, honestly, six other movies I haven’t seen. Chances are you haven’t either. Beyond that, my first thought is why…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/12/21 Late night gets an exclamation point! Yes, while the punctuation point in that previous sentence may be redundant, at least the viewpoint will be fresh when Greg Gutfeld brings his comic take on the news to the 11:00 PM (ET) weekday slot on…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/10/21 “If there be time to expose through discussion, the falsehoods and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” That’s the gist of the landmark Counterspeech Doctrine enunciated by Supreme…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/08/21 Life-affirming stories on Lifetime. Hey, that wouldn’t make a bad slogan. Anyway, as Easter weekend approaches, the popular cable network is introducing a pair of faith-themed films that may be of interest to you. First up is the biopic Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia,…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 03/05/21 Getting personal with Lee Isaac Chung. His fictional family film is, loosely based on his own experience growing up the son of South Korean immigrants living in rural Arkansas, has been honored with awards at Sundance and, just last Sunday, at the Golden…

John W. Kennedy
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John W. Kennedy

John W. Kennedy 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, including trust in God.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy) and "Photo Finish" (an award-winning 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.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation, Producing and Booking News and Talk shows.

He can be reached for writing, producing and consulting services at 516-640-1182.

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