News Archive


The Power of Storytelling

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Reel Tributes CEO David Adelman and Wharton Professor Bill Alexander explore how storytelling can help preserve a company’s culture (and success) for generations to come.

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The Buzz: ReelGenie Raises $100,000

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

District-based ReelGenie, founded by Silver Spring resident David Adelman, closed a $100,000 friends and family round from 10 investors, including three professors from Penn’s Wharton School, Adelman’s alma mater.

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Blueprint for Wealth: Reel Tributes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Wayne Zell of Blueprint for Wealth interviewed Reel Tributes’ founder David Adelman. The radio interview, which aired on July 28th on FederalNewsRadio 1500 in Washington, DC, touched on a range of topics related to estate planning and preserving family memories through film. Mr. Zell, one of the leading estate planners in Washington, said these films […]

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Memories Matter

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Cool People Care explains Reel Tributes’ dedication to help Alzheimer’s patients through storytelling

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Reel Tributes and TrustedFamily Enter Partnership Agreement to Promote Family Communication

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Reel Tributes, the premier producer of personal history films, has entered into a partnership agreement with TrustedFamily. TrustedFamily is a leading online communications platform for family businesses and family offices. As part of the agreement, the companies will cross-promote their services to their respective clients, offering families new tools to preserve memories and encourage effective collaboration.

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The Power of Storytelling: Why your family’s future depends on preserving its past

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Every family has stories of success and failure, hardships and recovery, lessons learned and long forgotten, and it is these stories that enable members of the family to gain a sense of the family’s uniqueness, connect with the source of the family’s financial wealth, and deal with losses and transitions. The author suggests three ways to begin preserving these valuable stories.

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MO Interview with David Adelman

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

David Adelman founded his company, Reel Tributes, after his grandmother passed away and his mother made an incredible film for the family. Seeing the reaction of his family members in the room– at that moment he knew there was something unique about these films.

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Reel Tributes featured in DC Magazine (Modern Luxury)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

DC Magazine/ Modern Luxury wrote a great full-page feature on Reel Tributes in their latest issue: “Revolutionizing what once fell in the same art-and-craftsy category as scrapbooking, Adelman is redefining the lineage of oral histories one pixel at a time.” Check it out online, or at your local newsstand:

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Alzheimer’s Association & Reel Tributes team up

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, the region’s leader in Alzheimer’s care and support and Reel Tributes, the premier producer of personal history films, have joined forces to encourage patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s to record their life stories through customized interviews with oral historians.

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This Friday: RT on GeneaBloggers Radio

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Tune in this Friday evening at 9 PM ET for the Reel Tributes interview with Thomas MacEntee’s hit show Geneabloggers Radio. Visit

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RT Interviewed on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Want to know why Reel Tributes believes so strongly in helping Alzheimer’s patients and their families? Tune in to Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio as Lori La Bey interviews Reel Tributes’ founder, David Adelman, and our partner Claire Day of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley. We’ll be discussing ways that Alzheimer’s patients can preserve their stories and […]

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Reel Tributes’ Koford Featured in NGS Magazine

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The National Genealogical Society featured Reel Tributes’ Director of Genealogy, Rebecca Whitman Koford, in its latest issue of NGS Magazine. Rebecca’s article, titled “Using Video to Better Understand a Family’s Past”, explains how video is revolutionizing the world of genealogy research and preservation.

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Guest Blog: A Letter To My Unborn Children

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Visit our friend Bob Brody’s wonderful blog, “Letters to my Kids”, for a guest post by Reel Tributes founder David Adelman:

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Reel Tributes and NASMM Launch Strategic Partnership

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Reel Tributes, the premier producer of personal history films, announces a partnership with the National Association of Senior Move Managers® (NASMM). NASMM members specialize in helping older adults and their families with the process of downsizing and relocating to senior homes.

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