Reel Spirituality

VIOLENCE IN A CIVIL SOCIETY – Whose Fault is it Anyway?

by Dick Rolfe, CEO – The Dove Foundation Ever since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, three groups loomed into the spotlight as the blame game began; gun owners, the mentally ill, and filmmakers. It triggered a lot of finger pointing by various lobbyists protecting their own constituents from government regulation and overreach. The […]


The results are in! The top Dove Approved movies for 2012 were elected by thousands of people voting online. Here are the final winners in each category: BEST ACTION – The Avengers, Paramount Pictures BEST ADVENTURE – Life of Pi, Twentieth Century Fox BEST ANIMATION – Brave, Walt Disney Pictures BEST COMEDY – Joyful Noise, […]

Vote for the Best Dove Seal Award Winning Movies of 2012

Dear friends, If you read my January article, you’ll be expecting this announcement.  The online polls are now open for you to select the Best Dove Seal Award Winning Movies of 2012.    The winners in each of 7 categories ACTION, ADVENTURE, ANIMATED, COMEDY, DOCUMENTARY, DRAMA, and LIMITED RELEASE will receive the coveted Crystal Dove Seal Award. […]

‘Tis The Season to Celebrate – In Tinsel Town

by Dick Rolfe, CEO The People’s Choice Awards for music, film and television were handed out on January 9th.  Now that the people have spoken, the “Pat ourselves on the back ‘cause we’re good!” awards season is about to begin.  As of January 10th, the nominees have been announced for the Oscars, the Golden Globes, […]

Why Do They Make the Movies They Do?

by Dick Rolfe, CEO – The Dove Foundation The entertainment industry is in a state of flux. Attendance is declining steadily while ticket prices have maxed out. This means year-to-year revenues are starting to shrink. Filmmakers are searching for the “magic bullet” to target the largest possible audience for their movies. Question is; which audience […]

What Are Family Movies and Are They Profitable?

by Dick Rolfe, CEO & Co-founder – The Dove Foundation The Dove Foundation was started in 1991 by a group of parents determined to pre-screen movies before their families watched them.  We never dreamed 22 years ago that tens of millions of other families felt just as we did. When we first patronized our local […] June 21, 2012 – “Kid pics make B.O. pop” Reprinted from Kid pics make B.O. pop Family-friendly pics do not just appeal to moviegoers’ values. According to a report, they also boost the bottom line. The Dove Foundation’s Film Profitability Study of 2012 examines the relationship between movies’ MPAA ratings and profits. The findings indicate that although PG-13 movies make up an […]

Elevated Math – An iPad App That Really Packs a Punch!

By Scott Rolfe As the former director of technology at The Dove Foundation I have been privileged to witness the beginning of the Digital Age first hand. I developed Dove’s website back in 1995 and the changes in technology since that time have truly been amazing. Over the years, I’ve chased the latest fads and […]

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winners

“You like me, you really like me!” by Dick Rolfe, CEO – The Dove Foundation Honors, awards, certificates of achievement – everyone loves to receive one. We humans are largely motivated by a sense of what others think of us. While the Bible admonishes us to “not think of ourselves more highly than we ought,” we […]