For the past 22 years Dick Rolfe has made Hollywood the focus of his work, building relationships with entertainment executives and filmmakers; encouraging them to create more movies that are suitable for family viewing. He directed The Dove Foundation’s landmark, studies examining the correlations between film ratings and profitability.
In addition to his usual written commentaries, Rolfe has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Variety, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Premiere Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Financial Times. He is a guest commentator on Focus on the Family’s Family News in Focus. Rolfe’s national television appearances include NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, Hollywood Reporter on Starz, Entertainment Tonight, and PBS’ Freedom Speaks.
Rolfe is a frequent conservative voice in prominent forums of debate; he has appeared as a panelist with such noted individuals as playwright, Neil Simon. Rolfe also addresses civic groups and churches around the country about the powerful influence of media on today's society.
Prior to his work with The Dove Foundation, Rolfe held senior management positions in radio, television and magazine publishing. In 1993, he produced “Hollywood's Impact on Family Values,” a television special hosted by entertainment legend Steve Allen.
Rolfe has served on advisory boards for 20th Century Fox’s “FoxFaith” division, Mott Children’s Hospital at The University of Michigan Medical Center, and Compass College of Cinematic Arts. He is also a member of Biola University’s Studio Taskforce.
Dick and his wife Mary live in West Michigan; not far from their three children and four grandchildren.