May 25, 2017 5:05 PM ET


Company Overview of Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

Company Overview

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. develops, produces, and distributes television series, miniseries, and movies for customers in the United States and internationally. The company distributes library titles; and produces media content in the areas of action, comedy, drama, family, holiday, horror, mystery, reality, vintage, and western. It also sells movies and mini-series DVDs and digital media products online. Sonar Entertainment, Inc. was formerly known as RHI Entertainment, Inc. and changed its name to Sonar Entertainment, Inc. in March 2012. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Los Angeles, California. It has offices around the world. Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a former subsidiary ...

2121 Avenue of the Stars

Suite 2150

Los Angeles, CA 90067

United States

Founded in 1979

80 Employees





Key Executives for Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
CFO, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive VP of Finance and Controller
Age: 41
President of Global Distribution & Co-Productions
Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 55
Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs
Age: 70
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. Key Developments

Sonar Entertainment Appoints David Ellender as President of Global Distribution and Co-Productions

Sonar Entertainment announced the appointment of David Ellender to the newly created position of president, Global Distribution and Co-Productions. Ellender comes to Sonar after serving as CEO and board member for Slingshot Global Media, the independent television studio he founded in January, 2014. Prior to Slingshot, Ellender had been CEO for Fremantlemedia Enterprises (FME). Ellender was also on the board of directors for Fremantlemedia. In his new position, Ellender will be responsible for all worldwide program sales for Sonar, including North America, across all traditional and digital media platforms. He will oversee the company’s expanding presence in Europe, Latin America, Asia and other key territories. He will also play an active role in helping to expand Sonar’s existing international co-production drama initiatives through his established global network of industry relationships. Ellender joined Fremantle International Distribution as Managing Director in 2001. He was named CEO of Fremantlemedia Enterprises in 2006, a position he held until leaving to launch Slingshot. Ellender has also held senior positions with Universal Studios Television Distribution, where he was managing director, Europe, and at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where he served as President, PolyGram TV International.

Sonar Entertainment Announces Executive Appointments

Sonar Entertainment announced that Axel Boehm joins the company as Senior Vice President, International Sales and will oversee Sonar’s Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) sales team. Territories for which he is directly responsible include Germany, Scandinavia, Benelux, Spain and Portugal. Boehm brings extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of sales, acquisition and financing of television content to his new position. He comes to Sonar from Red Arrow International GmbH. Patrick Phelan has been named Vice President, International Sales. His territories include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS, the Middle East and Israel. Phelan joins Sonar from Studiocanal TV (fka Tandem Communications). Phelan joins International Sales Coordinator Louise Oliver in reporting to Boehm. Both Boehm and Phelan are based in Munich.

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