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Sonar hires Gene Stein to replace Stewart Till

Producer and distributor Sonar Entertainment has recruited former BermanBraun president Gene Stein as its new CEO, replacing Stewart Till who has been in the role since 2012.

Before joining BermanBraun in 2008, Stein worked with producer Nina Wass and based at Touchstone Television/ABC Studios for eight years. He has also written episodes of series including Cheers and Golden Girls.

Speaking about his new role at TV movie and miniseries specialist Sonar, he said: “It’s a chance to apply my passion for series television to an entire company’s culture and to extend Sonar’s profile in the Hollywood community and throughout the world.”

Till was named CEO in 2012 having been in the CEO role in an interim position since July, 2011. Under the new structure he will be on the Sonar board.

Gabriel de Alba, Sonar chairman, said: “Under Stewart’s leadership, Sonar has become stronger and more competitive and clearly poised for success. We thank him for his service and we look forward to continuing to work with him as an invaluable member of the board.”