LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Truli Media Group, Inc. (
Dick Rolfe is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Dove Foundation. Dove, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the entertainment industry to create, produce and distribute a greater proportion of movies that are appropriate for family viewing (www.dove.org).
For the past 20 years Mr. 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.
Prior to 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. He 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.
Commenting on his appointment to the Advisory Board, Mr. Rolfe said, "Michael is a pioneer in television distribution and has built successful companies throughout his business life. His latest creation, Truli.Net, is an innovative platform for Christian and family-friendly content that features Dove approved films. Michael's insights into new media and content distribution make our newly formalized affiliation an excellent value added for both Dove and Truli.Net."
Dr. Phil Cooke brings more than 40 years of professional experience to Truli Media Group, having represented a number of high-profile clients throughout his career. Cooke is the founder of Cooke Pictures and has worked with Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, and Walt Disney Studios on film projects such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Benjamin Button, The Book of Eli and The Blind Side. Cooke is also an internationally known author (Jolt, Branding Faith, The Last TV Evangelist) and speaker who has produced media programming in more than 40 countries.
According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, "Cooke is rare -- a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology." He's appeared on MSNBC, CNBC and CNN, and his work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal.
"I have always widely respected Michael throughout his endeavors with Telepictures, Lorimar-Telepictures and Warner Bros. I am thrilled to be a part of his new venture that is revolutionizing online media for the Evangelical Christian world," says Cooke.
Senior Pastor Phil Munsey brings more than 36 years of experience to the Advisory Board, having served as a full time minister since 1976. Raised in a pastor's home, Munsey has a rich spiritual legacy. He is Senior Pastor of The Life Church, in Irvine, California, which he and his wife, Jeannie Munsey, founded in January 1985.
Known as an influencer among influencers, Munsey serves on several worldwide faith-based organizations including: Chairman of the Champion Network (local church affiliates of Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church -- the nation's largest congregation). His communication skills have made him a sought after speaker in conferences, churches and is one of the most frequent guests & hosts of the largest Christian television network in the world. Munsey has also authored several books & booklets, including the highly acclaimed book, Legacy Now! Why Everything About You Matters! endorsed by Pastor Rick Warren, John Maxwell, Don Piper, the late Oral Roberts and Art Linkletter.
"Being the Pastor of a church, I see the importance in reaching those beyond the pews," says Pastor Munsey. "With Truli.Net the Gospel can be heard worldwide from the comfort of one's home, through a phone or tablet. Truli is uniting the Evangelical community all around the world thanks to Michael Jay Solomon and his great team."
"The diverse backgrounds of Rolfe, Cooke and Munsey complement and further Truli's mission to be the world's leading Evangelical Christian social community and media library of family friendly entertainment, spiritual education and personal growth programming," says Michael Jay Solomon, Truli Media Group Founder, Chairman and CEO. "All three are well respected in the religious and entertainment fields, and Truli is fortunate to have them as a part of the team."
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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