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Ann is passionate about education. She always takes an active role in projects that combine education with fun, worthwhile activities. She has shown her expertise in education, writing, producing and directing, theater productions, live fundraising events and television shows. She was a certified Florida teacher fo.... more
Ann is passionate about education. She always takes an active role in projects that combine education with fun, worthwhile activities. She has shown her expertise in education, writing, producing and directing, theater productions, live fundraising events and television shows. She was a certified Florida teacher for Elementary through High School children. She was thrilled to receive an award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for outstanding achievement. She also received an honorary award from Beverly Hills Theater Guild for her writing of an intergenerational play entitled, A Forgotten Treasure, which was produced in North Carolina.
She produced and wrote sixty episodes of the popular cable TV series, “Tampa Bay Connection”. The TV series aired on Vision Cable, Time Warner, Paragon Cable, Miami Cable Tap, ASCAN in Atlanta, and PAC 8 in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico for four years. She received 9 Best 1st place awards in the categories of Documentary, Public Affairs, Entertainment and Performing Arts. After Tampa Bay Connection, Ann produced and wrote another 1st place cable award winning television series entitled Teens Bay Area Connection. The series aired four years at Time Warner. She received eight 1st place awards in the categories of Youth, Performing Arts and Public Affairs/Current Events. Both of these television series focused on entertainment combined with education.
Some of her other writing credits include: “Love City” for John Glad Entertainment; “The Manatee” for Robert Graff Productions “The Wedding of The Century” performed at the Don CeSar and “The Christening Caper performed at Ruth Eckerd’s Marguerite Great Room. The Christening Caper was runner-up for first place award for the PITCH ME contest sponsored by Microsoft at NATPE in Las Vegas. The PITCH ME contest aired all the Las Vegas Hotels and the in Microsoft press and their national Newsletter.
Some of her other credits include: Writing and teaching on camera, a series of short episodes on Expert Village, that began airing in 2008. These lessons provide methods for parents to teach their children how to read with games, reading and thinking aloud. The episodes have 2.4k, 41,000 and 18k views. She was also the Director for City of Portsmouth’s City Theater Touring Theater; The City of Largo’s “Sneaker Theater”; Junior Welfare Grant-“Why Do Little Children Sing”, A.D. for the TV pilot “Kidz Korner” and Art–Pepin’s “World’s Most Unusual Party” at the Sun Dome.
She also was on the entertainment committee for three years for the St. Petersburg Film Commission. She wrote and directed their show’s entertainment for their galas. She also was an Explorer Advisor for the first performing arts troupe in the nation for Boy Scouts of America-Explorer Division’s successful show fundraisers.
Ann Kennedy's Projects
Kahana: The Untold Stories
(Based on true events) Finally, the secrets of legendary Hollywood stuntman,&nb... more