LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Truli Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRLI), parent company of Truli.Net, a global faith-based & family friendly media content platform and social community hub, today announced it has appointed Varun Soni, Ph.D., J.D., to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California (USC). He is an Adjunct Professor at USC's School of Religion, and a member of the State Bar of California, the American Academy of Religion, and the Association for College and University Religious Affairs.
"Through its innovative platform, Truli.Net has the unique opportunity not only to distribute Christian content around the world, but also to engender and inspire new conversations and communities," said Dr. Soni. "I'm excited to be a part of this groundbreaking movement."
"Dr. Soni will play an important role in helping to guide Truli to build a dominant position in the faith-based and Evangelic Christian community worldwide," said Michael Jay Solomon, Truli Media Group Founder, Chairman and CEO. "With Truli's focus on youth, his expertise and relationships with young people today is invaluable, and he will be instrumental in our launch of the Christian youth Lumen Room website in the first quarter of 2013. I am delighted to welcome him on board."
Dr. Varun Soni Bio
Dr. Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a University Fellow at USC Annenberg's Center on Public Diplomacy, an Adjunct Professor at USC's School of Religion, and a member of the State Bar of California, the American Academy of Religion, and the Association for College and University Religious Affairs.
He serves on the advisory board for the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, the Journal for Interreligious Dialogue, CrossCurrents, Hindu American Seva Charities, and the Parliament of the World's Religions. Prior to joining USC, he spent four years teaching in the Law and Society Program at UC Santa Barbara. He produced the acclaimed graphic novel Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), which is currently being adapted for television.
He also produced and hosted his own radio show on KPFK-Pacifica that showcased music from South Asia and its diaspora. He holds degrees in religion from Tufts University, Harvard Divinity School, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Cape Town, as well as a law degree from UCLA School of Law.
About Truli Media Group
Truli Media Group, Inc., parent Company of Truli.Net, was founded by entertainment industry veteran executive Michael Jay Solomon. With an iconic, successful track record in developing and leading worldwide television media distribution companies, Solomon is the former co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Telepictures Corp, President of Lorimar-Telepictures Corp and former President of Warner Bros. International Television.
Recognizing a need for a simple and centralized vast library of family and faith-based subject matter combined with unifying social interaction, a team of ministry leaders, technologists and business people gathered to address this need on behalf of the Evangelical Christian community, estimated at more than 100 million people in the U.S. and totals over 700 million internationally.
With representatives in Dallas, Miami, Denver and Atlanta, Los Angeles-based Truli Media Group is led by Michael Jay Solomon and an experienced team of industry and ministry leaders. Collectively, they aggregate family friendly, faith-based Christian quality content, music, film and manage a platform for collaborative, social networking amongst members of the Christian community worldwide, enabling them to share, communicate, explore and deepen their faith together.
Truli.Net offers a unique distribution platform focused on Christian and family-friendly content that is free for users to view, interact and engage with on any mobile apparatus such as tablets, phones, smart TV, etc. Truli.Net is free for ministries, as thousands of sermons are delivered weekly, as well as individuals, music artists, authors, film/television producers and educators seeking to gain visibility and provide their content in a targeted and relevant community linked by a shared belief. Truli.Net offers a single platform that is flexible and easy to use to connect users enabling the delivery of relevant content to the Evangelical community market of 100+ million people in the U.S. (and 600+ million outside the U.S.) representing $4.3 billion of annual gross industry sales.
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