Greg Frazier has been appointed senior vice president for internationaltrade policy at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

Frazier has served as special advisor to MPAA chairman DanGlickman since August 2004 and succeeds Bonnie Richardson, who is leaving afternearly 14 years.

In his new post Frazier will lobby the US and foreign governmentsto implement trade policies designed to fight piracy and open up internationalmarkets to MPAA member studios.

He will work closely with the studios, US and foreign government officialsand the MPAA's worldwide staff.

Frazier previously served as an independent consultant on trade policy.Prior to that his private posts included vice president for internationalaffairs for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

In the public domain he held the rank of ambassador as chief agriculturenegotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

"With ongoing concerns of piracy and market access in placeslike Russia and China, our international policy and outreach is among our mostimportant endeavors," Glickman said. "We are fortunate to have a seasonedveteran in trade issues as part of our team."