The Dove Foundation Launches New Television Show

All-New Entertainment Review Show Sponsored by Zondervan 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 6, 2009 – The Dove Foundation just completed the pilot episode of DOVE SPOTLIGHT, a national television show focusing on movie, DVD and videogame reviews.  Storytelling Pictures, a Michigan-based production company, was selected by Dove to film the pilot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zondervan, the world’s leading Christian publisher, is the show’s main sponsor.

“Our goal is to make a high-quality program; essentially a faith and family ‘At the Movies’,” said Dick Rolfe, co-founder and CEO of The Dove Foundation. “With the expert team at Storytelling Pictures, I feel we’ve accomplished that.”

Rolfe added, “Zondervan is a natural sponsor for the show, since their mission and the markets they serve are compatible with Dove.”

DOVE SPOTLIGHT is co-hosted by Grand Rapids natives, Rachael Ruiz and Brian Burch. The two are “parents talking to parents” offering timely advice and insights on the latest theatrical and DVD releases based on The Dove Foundation guidelines.  Derek Emerson, a fulltime college student is the show’s videogame and technology host.

The show’s pilot will air on Sky Angel, NRB Network, and Total Living Network (TLN) and select affiliates beginning October 9th.  Grand Rapids stations, WOTV (ABC-4) and WXSP TV15 will air the show on October 10 and 11 respectively. Several faith and family websites will also stream segments of the pilot.

 DOVE SPOTLIGHT broadcast schedule can be found at www.dovespotlight.com.

Since 1991, The Dove Foundation has publicly acknowledged motion picture storytelling that exemplifies positive and uplifting values with its familiar blue and white Dove FAMILY APPROVED Seal. The Foundation review board awarded its Seal to 36 feature films representing a wide variety of genres during 2008.

About The Dove Foundation

The Dove Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the entertainment industry to create, produce and distribute a greater proportion of movies that are appropriate for family viewing; and to seeing the public better equipped to identify family-friendly movies and more deeply committed to support them. Nearly one quarter million visitors each month rely on www.dove.org for up-to-date reviews of movies and DVDs.

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