David England has been named executive VP and CFO of the Motion Picture Association of America.

As such he
is responsible for finances, facilities and information services. He
will be based in Los Angeles and report to MPAA President Bob Pisano.

England is succeeding Lisa Pierozzi, who is exiting the organization in December. 

"She did a great job," said an MPAA spokesman, "but she wants to return to the corporate sector."

England has
been SVP and CFO at Simon & Schuster, and before that was CFO for
UPN and Western International Media. He began his career as assistant
controller at animator Hanna-Barbera.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.