The Spanish Producers' Federation (FAPAE) has appointed Mercedes Martinez as its new communications director.

Martinez replaces previous director Fernando Bejarano, who left FAPAE for Madrid-based production outfit BocaBoca.

Martinez has worked for the last five years in the Spanish film acquisitions department of digital satellite pay TV platform Via Digital.

FAPAE is overseen by general manager Fabia Buenaventura and current president Eduardo Campoy.