Marcos De Oliveira has been named managing director of the Motion Picture Association's Brazil operations, a role that will place him front and centre of the body's government relations and anti-piracy initiatives in the territory.

De Oliviera will assume his new position on February 16 and will report to Motion Picture Association president and COO Bob Pisano.

He most recently worked as managing director for Twentieth Century Fox Australia and prior to that served as general manager of Fox-Warner and Fox Film do Brasil for ten years.

MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman called the new appointee 'a seasoned professional' who brought 'a broad knowledge of the film industry, lengthy experience in marketing and business development and a keen awareness of the challenges and opportunities that characterise the entertainment industry in Brazil today.'