THE DOVE FOUNDATION
ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE
2ND ANNUAL CRYSTAL DOVE SEAL
April 1, 2009 (Grand Rapids, MI) – The Dove Foundation announced today the winners of the CRYSTAL DOVE SEAL, an award designed to highlight Hollywood’s film-making achievements for the vast and diverse family audience. The CRYSTAL DOVE SEAL pays special tribute to those companies that have demonstrated increased awareness in the value of providing the huge family audience with more appropriate choices.
Dove posted a ballot on its website at www.dove.org during the month of February inviting visitors to cast a vote for their favorite Dove Approved movies in seven categories, Comedy, Drama, Action/Adventure, Animated Feature, Documentary, Musical, and Limited Release. Thousands of online voters selected the “best of the best” Dove Family-Approved movies for 2008.
Dove Foundation co-founder and CEO, Dick Rolfe just returned from Los Angeles where he presented the solid crystal trophies for this year’s winners. “These outstanding films represent the highest examples of quality storytelling combined with positive values that most Americans hold dear,” Rolfe said
- FIREPROOF – BEST DRAMA
Kris Fuhr, Vice President, Provident Films
“We are so honored for FIREPROOF to be recognized by The Dove Foundation. At Provident Films, we look to inspire and entertain across generations. We appreciate the work of Dove to support and serve an audience that is hungry for family-friendly entertainment.”
- CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN – BEST ACTION ADVENTURE
Micheal Flaherty, President Walden Media
“We’re so grateful for the work of Dove to get people to recognize true, the good and the beautiful in films. You’ve always been a great friend to Walden and to parents who are trying to discern the best films for their families. It’s a privilege to receive this award.”
- BEDTIME STORIES – BEST COMEDY
- WALL-E – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
- HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR – BEST MUSICAL
Dick Cook, Chairman, Walt Disney Pictures
“Thank you very much. These three movies represent what Disney is all about. We hope to make a lot more of them over the years. We’re thrilled with the recognition.”
- EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED – BEST DOCUMENTARY
Lance Sticksel, VP Marketing, Premise Media
“This is an incredible honor. On behalf of Ben Stein and everyone connected with the film, we are proud to give the faith and family audience a voice.”
- ALL ROADS LEAD HOME – BEST LIMITED RELEASE
Dennis Fallon, President, Waldo West Productions
“Thank you for this prestigious award. We’re honored and appreciate what Dove has done over the past 18 years. You’ve encouraged us to produce the kinds of family-oriented films we like to do.”
“Dove Family Approved movies are all winners where profits are concerned,” said Rolfe. “Films that elevate rather than denigrate the human spirit are bound to appeal to a wider audience. It is a win-win scenario – the movie-going public has a wider variety of appropriate movies to choose from and the film industry has the potential for larger revenues garnered through the distribution pipeline.”
The Dove Foundation® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours who want to move Hollywood in a more family-friendly direction. All donations are tax deductible. For more information on how you can make a difference, click here.
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