Janet M Gagnon has been promoted to the position of vice president, collections & European policy for AFMA Collections, a division of the American Film Marketing Association that has now been expanded to non-AFMA members.

AFMA Collections was launched in 1994 and provides members with a service to collect and administer copyright royalties and levies for their libraries. Gagnon has headed the division since it was founded.

As part of her new position, Gagnon will become the focal point in Los Angeles for AFMA's policy development and lobbying activities related to European matters.

"In the independent film and television industry, locating monies owed is extremely important," she said in a statement."Through our proprietary resources, AFMA Collections finds royalties that would not otherwise be collected. By opening our service to non-AFMA members, we hope to assist companies who are not ready to join as full AFMA members."