Accomplished Media Executives Rick Hack and Linda Benjamin Join Truli Media Group
LOS ANGELES, CA–( October 21, 2014) – Truli Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRLI), parent company of Truli.com, a global, faith and family friendly media content platform and social community hub, today announced that Rick Hack has signed on as Director of Brand Development for the company and Linda Benjamin has joined its advisory board of directors.
“Rick Hack and Linda Benjamin are true believers in Truli,” said Michael Jay Solomon, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Truli. “Rick has valuable studio and promotions experience stemming from his work with Michael Bay, CBS and others. Linda brings a wealth of financial and legal expertise which is important as Truli’s content library and distribution avenues continue to grow and diversify.”
“Truli.com is a game changer for Christian and family friendly content,” said Rick Hack. “They have been steadily building the largest library of audio and video content that allows for the Truli.com user to be educated, ministered to, entertained and uplifted. Anyone will find what they need on Truli.com. It’s an amazing platform with a solid group of media leaders in charge and a “Who’s Who” of programming and ministry partners. I am excited to contribute to the effort.”
Linda Benjamin said, ”Truli is taking advantage of new media technologies and offering content to one of the largest affinity groups in the world. They have positioned themselves as thought leaders with a highly skilled management team in place that assures their position as the “go to” platform for users and content owners alike. I am pleased to be able to offer my experience and expertise to Truli as they grow to be the world-wide leader in acquiring and distributing the best in Christian and family-friendly content .”
Rick Hack has a 14-year extensive history in the entertainment and digital media space. He was Head of Content Strategy for Michael Bay’s transmedia and commercial production company – The Institute. During his tenure, Rick represented 17 directors including Bay for commercial production and multi-platform media projects. Prior to The Institute, he headed up entertainment for the CBS Altitude Group, where he spearheaded relationships with CBS radio programing in tandem with film studios and television networks during his six plus years of service. Most notably, Rick organized and co-produced CBS’ “LIVE from the Web Carpet” video web series. This program provides in-depth coverage of movie and television premieres, such as the release of “Transformers” as well as “The Bourne Ultimatum.” In addition, Rick produced one of the first promotional marketing efforts to be filmed on Alcatraz Island in junction with a major motion picture release – The Condemned from Lions Gate Films.
Linda Benjamin has spent the last six years as Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs of Relativity Media as it grew into a mini-major studio known for its industry-leading innovation. Linda oversaw financing transactions varying from equity deals, international co-productions, and tax-advantaged structures, as well as international distribution business affairs, music, digital content production and distribution, and international joint ventures, film and television output partnerships. Prior to her tenure with Relativity, Linda was head of business affairs and interim chief operating officer for Intermedia Film, managing partner in the entertainment law firm Garvin, Davis, et al, and an associate at O’Melveny & Myers in their corporate finance group. Linda graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School where she was Associate Editor of the Minnesota Law Review, and received her bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, Journalism, and Marketing (also from the University of Minnesota).
Truli.com 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 is free for ministries as many additional sermons are delivered weekly, as well as music videos, film/television content, sports, comedy and educational material. Truli offers a single platform that is flexible and easy to access to connect users, enabling the delivery of relevant and family content to the Evangelical community market of 100+ million people in the U.S. (and 700+ million outside the U.S.) representing $4.3 billion of annual gross industry sales in the U.S. alone.