The entertainment industry is beginning to realize the commercial clout of family-friendly fare.
This year, PG-rated dramas like Heaven Is for Real and God’s Not Dead shocked industry observers with their impressive ticket sales. Animated films continue to sell well, witness recent hits like How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The LEGO Movie.
And we just learned Disney is trimming its upcoming musical Into the Woods to make it more child-appropriate and box office friendly.
The Dove Movie Channel streaming service will feature selections from Cinedigm’s library of movies, as well as acquired content and original programming. All content released on the channel will meet the guidelines of the “Dove Seal” in order to be programmed on the service….
Cinedigm has launched documentary film channel Docurama, which is available on devices including Roku, Xbox consoles and Samsung TVs. This fall, Cinedigm plans to launch a Comic-Con-themed digital network, dubbed ‘ConTV, in partnership with convention organizer Wizard World.
The Dove Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., bestows a “Family Friendly” seal on entertainment it deems acceptable for kids. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to encouraging the entertainment industry to create movies that are “appropriate for family viewing.”