Susan Cleary has been promoted from vice president of legalaffairs to vice president and general counsel at the Independent Film &Television Alliance (formerly AFMA).

Cleary will continue to oversee legal matters andarbitration activities for IFTA, and will now supervise IFTA Collections(formerly AFMA Collections), which manages worldwide claims for and collectionof audio-visual royalties and levies for more than 125 participating companies.

Reny Montesinos will assume the post of manager of IFTACollections.

Cleary joined the organisation in 1998 as director of legalaffairs and has previously served as chairman of the intellectual property andentertainment law section of the Los Angeles Country Bar Association.

Montesinos has served as coordinator of client services sincejoining the organisation in 2000.