Truli Media Group Names Dr. Varun Soni to Board of Directors
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
"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
"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
ng 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
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
For more Truli.Net on social media, go to the official Facebook and
Twitter pages and join the conversation.
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