Darcy Antonellis has been named senior vice president of worldwideanti-piracy operations at Warner Bros Entertainment, a new post that puts theveteran entertainment technician in charge of protecting the company'sintellectual property.

Reporting to executive vice president of corporate businessdevelopment and strategy Kevin Tsujihara, Antonellis will lead the studio'sIntellectual Property Council and coordinate the company's technological,lobbying, investigative and educational efforts to fight piracy.

She will also work closely with Time Warner's public policyoffices around the world, as well as the Motion Picture Association of Americaand its international arm, the Motion Picture Association.

Antonellis will keep the title and responsibilities of executivevice president of distribution and technology operations, continuing to reportto president of Warner Bros technical operations Chris Cookson.

Antonellis assumed her technical operations post in Sept 2003after joining the company in 1998 as senior vice president of distributiontechnologies and operations, where she oversaw the company's transition toadvanced digital distribution.

Prior to joiningWarner Bros she served in senior technical and engineering roles on thecoverage of three Olympic Games for CBS, earning two Emmys for technicalproduction.