Sonar Entertainment has named Thomas Lesinski as Chief Executive Officer. Lesinski, a member of Sonar’s board of directors, has served as interim CEO since September 2015. Lesinski has been on the Sonar board since 2013. He founded Energi Entertainment, where he served as CEO, and is the former President of Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment and President of Worldwide Home Entertainment for Paramount. Prior to that, he was at Warner Bros for 10 years, last serving as evp and general manager of the Home Entertainment Division.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive Debra Pierson (pictured) general manager of its Kid Genius entertainment channel on Xfinity On Demand, delivering Smart TV for Kids. Pierson, an industry veteran for over 25 years, has served almost six years as vp Sales and Marketing for multi-platform kids’ entertainment channel, Kabillion. In her former role, Pierson helped launch the Kabillion Kids VOD channel.