Universal Pictures has appointed William A. Sutman chief financial officer. He reports to Chris McGurk, Universal Pictures prexy and chief operating officer.
Sutman succeeds Bahman Naraghi, exec VP of Universal Pictures, who has been assigned to oversee the Polygram Filmed Entertainment worldwide integration.
Sutman was previously VP and controller, Universal Studios.
Prior to joining U in January 1997, Sutman was VP of audit at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, which he joined in 1992 as director, European treasury operations.
Prior to that, Sutman served as a senior audit manager at Price Waterhouse in N.Y., with clients in the entertainment and consumer products industries.