JOHN W. KENNEDY writes Beliefnet’s Faith, Media & Culture blog and 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.
He co-wrote the 2019 Philip K. Dick Film Fest Award-winning short film (and potential sci-fi TV series) Photo Finish and 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. 2020-21 projects include producing SiriusXM radio specials featuring The God Couple (Fr. Alonzo Cox of Brooklyn’s African-American Apostolate and renowned author Rabbi Brad Hirschfield), a faith-themed post-Covid rom-com film, an aspirational entrepreneurial reality show and, working with a creative and compassionate homeless advocate, an out-of-the-box solution-focused docuseries. Previously, Kennedy has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News and PAX TV. His favorite underrated inspirational movie is John Patrick Shanley’s Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.