Michael Jay Solomon
For 40 years, Michael Jay Solomon has been the largest distributor of American television content worldwide, pioneering the international marketplace for the American television industry as well as running major media companies.
Aged eighteen, he began his career loading films onto trucks for United Artists
while attending New York University at night. In 1960 UA sent him to Panama to open the territory for American films in Central America. He next moved to Colombia, and thereafter to Peru, as Manager of Peru and Bolivia.
He was then hired by MCA/Universal to open their Latin American television division, becoming a Vice President at age thirty.
In 1978 he founded Telepictures Corporation, and as Chairman and CEO took it public after just fourteen months. Seven years later, when Telepictures merged with Lorimar, to form Lorimar Telepictures Corp., he became President and member of the Board of Directors. The company produced such TV series as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Knot’s Landing and Alf.
When Lorimar Telepictures was acquired by Warner Bros., he became President of Warner Bros. International Television, heading up the company’s sales and marketing to television, cable and satellite companies internationally.
Following a five-year tenure at Warner Bros., in which he increased international television revenues by more than 400 percent, he went on to launch his own television communications company, Solomon Entertainment Enterprises, while simultaneously creating El Camino Entertainment Group, Inc. (now called North American Midway), the largest Midway operating company in North America, and partnering with SMGBB (Shanghai Media Group Broadband).
He founded Truli Media Group in 2010 as a digital platform and aggregator of content, focusing on family and faith, and eventually sold it to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.
His venture, Digital Content International, is a global aggregator of original and licensed content. He is Chairman and CEO.
He is a founding partner and Chairman of INVOLVY an advisory firm based in Sweden. He is a Member of the Executive Committee of Working Nation, a U.S. nonprofit media content company. He also serves on the Boards of the global social impact project Give Nation and The Genius Institute, a technology platform dedicated to personal and corporate development.