The new evp of production arrives from DreamWorks Studios where he served as co-president and most recently worked as an independent producer at the studio.

Sourian will begin in his new role at Universal later this month. He reports to co-presidents of production Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum.

He has served in the production ranks at DreamWorks since 1997 and shepherded such films as The Ring and The Ring 2, House Of Sand And Fog, Red Eye and Real Steel.