Beacon ups McWethy to VP

Beacon Pictures has upped Cindy McWethy to veepee of finance, the production company announced Wednesday.

McWethy, who joined Beacon in 1991 as controller, handles all accounting for Beacon and its subsids, including funding and corporate accounting for all the company’s pics. She also does the financial reporting, budgeting and cash flow analysis.

Beacon, which has a deal with Universal, was formerly owned by Comsat and then lumped under the banner of Ascent Entertainment.

“Cindy, who joined our company shortly after it was founded, created financial systems, helped us through our sale to Comsat and subsequent spinoff to Ascent and generally has made herself invaluable to this company,” said Thomas Bliss, Beacon chief operating officer.

Before joining Beacon, McWethy was controller at InterTalent Agency and assistant controller of the video division at New World Entertainment.

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