John Feehery hasbeen named executive vice president for external affairs at the Motion PictureAssociation of America (MPAA) following the departure of Stacy Carlson topursue other interests.

MPAA presidentDan Glickman paid tribute to Carlson and said she had been of "tremendousassistance" during the first few months of his tenure.

Turning toFeehery, Glickman said: "John had extensive experience in both communicationsand policy position in his 15 years on Capitol Hill, and I am certain he willdo fine job in this new role at the MPAA."