Sourian has worked at DreamWorks since 1997. He most recently served as an independent producer with a first-look deal, under which he produced “Need for Speed” and “Delivery Man.”
Sourian will report to co-presidents of production Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum and will begin his new role at Universal later this month.
He started with DreamWorks as a development assistant and worked his way up to co-president in 2009. During his tenure, he shepherded “The Ring,” “The Ring 2,” “House of Sand and Fog,” “Red Eye” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
He is also an executive producer on the upcoming DreamWorks project “A Dog’s Purpose,” which will be helmed by Lasse Halstrom.