Sutman to U’s sr. VP and CFO

Exec oversees o'seas financial biz

William A. Sutman has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Universal Studios, company prexy and chief operating officer Ron Meyer announced Thursday.

In his new role, Sutman will oversee all worldwide financial activities for the Universal Studios Group, which includes movies, music, theme parks, TV and homevideo.

He comes to his new post from his most recent position as chief financial officer of Universal Pictures.

Sutman also has served as VP and controller of Universal Studios, playing a key role in the financial activities related to the USA Networks transactions, the integration of Polygram and subsequent restructuring of the Universal Music Group.

Sutman came to Universal in 1997 from the studio’s corporate parent, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, where he served for three years as audit vice prexy. Prior to this job, he was a senior audit manager at Price Waterhouse in New York.

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