Why Do They Make the Movies They Do?


The entertainment industry is in a state of flux. Attendance is declining steadily while ticket prices are now at double digits. This dilemma is due in part to the sudden explosion of streaming movie sites that offer wide varieties of content right in our living rooms. It all means year-to-year theatrical revenues are starting to […]

The Dove Foundation: Building a Community of Caring Families


From the desk of Dick Rolfe, CEO People frequently ask how The Dove Foundation came into being. The story is a testimony of how God can multiply the efforts of a few dedicated people into a national movement. In 1990 I was invited to join a group of parents to review movies before our children […]

Americans Fear Moral Decline Over Terrorist Attack


According to a recent Wall Street Journal / NBC News Poll, Americans are more concerned about the decline in moral values than they are about possible terrorist attacks here in the U.S. In the poll taken the second week of June, Americans were queried about a series of issues prominent in the national conversation and […]

What is a movie critic….really?


by Dick Rolfe, CEO – The Dove Foundation Q: Can they forecast the weather? Q: Can they predict the stock market? Q: Can they estimate the box office success of a family film? Answer to all three: Not so much. According to, “A movie critic views movies in the way a restaurant critic views […]

2014 Crystal Dove Seal Winners – And the Trophy Goes To…

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There’s a saying, “if you repeat something often enough people will believe it, whether it’s true or not.” When I meet with studio executives and filmmakers, I keep repeating the same mantra, “Dove approved films are the most popular and therefore the most profitable.” Not because it isn’t true, but because there are those in […]

CRYSTAL DOVE SEAL Award – Cast Your Vote Online!


At a time when concepts like morality and ethics seem outdated, and black & white has devolved into “50 Shades …,” 2014 has actually been a banner year for faith and family movies. In preparing our list of the best DOVE APPROVED movie nominees for the CRYSTAL DOVE SEAL Award, we identified 58 qualified titles, […]

Introducing Dove Channel!

For 24 years The Dove Foundation’s mission has been to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment.  In that time, the Dove Seal has become the most highly recognizable and sought after brand by producers and distributors who want to make this type of values based entertainment for families. […]

From Approval to Access: Dove Enters the Digital Arena

by Dick Rolfe, CEO – The Dove Foundation If you’ve been keeping up with the evolution in home entertainment and watched it transition from DVD’s and Blu-ray discs to digital delivery, you may already be using one or more of the new services. In the 90’s you could rent a movie for a few bucks […]

Movies Influenced by Social Media

by Dick Rolfe, CEO It’s no secret that Social Media sites are flourishing. They have taken “word of mouth” communicating to a new level. These platforms glean mountains of personal information from our postings and pictures that enables them to gather like-minded people into what researchers call, “interest groups”. The terms vary from “friends” on […]

What is The Dove Foundation and Why Should I Care?

by Dick Rolfe, CEO Those were the words that greeted me when I first met the president of worldwide distribution for a major Hollywood film studio. His frank approach set me back at first. Then I realized that this person was very busy and he wanted to get to the bottom line. He had the […]