Thomas Lesinski

Gorfolova joins Sonar after Tricon deal

Andrea Gorfolova is joining LA’s Sonar Entertainment after the prodco completed its acquisition of Tricon Films & Television’s programming library. Tricon founder Gorfolova has been finding a home for the programming library after the LA- and Toronto-based firm she founded went into administration in December 2016. Sonar has bought about 1,500 hours. She and other […]

Sonar links with Monkeypaw

US producer and distributor Sonar has inked a first-look deal with Monkeypaw Productions. The deal gives Sonar the option to work with Monkeypaw on upcoming TV and digital projects, and to distribute its content internationally. Monkeypaw is the US producer set up by comedian, actor and director Jordan Peele in 2012. It made the Key […]

Sonar makes interim chief’s role permanent

US producer Sonar Entertainment has appointed interim CEO Thomas Lesinski to the chief executive role on a permanent basis. In September 2015, Lesinski (pictured) was placed in the CEO role after the exit of Gene Stein, who went on to join rival LA producer Gaumont Television. It is the latest CEO change for Sonar under […]

Gene Stein exits Sonar Entertainment

Gene Stein has left Sonar Entertainment. The US-based producer and distributor said that board member Thomas Lesinski will fill the CEO role on an interim basis while it looks for a permanent successor to Stein. Sonar said that Stein is leaving “to pursue other opportunities”. He joined the company last year, replacing Stewart Till as […]