Artwork over FLVPlayer component


I am trying to call in the flv player component via actionscript in an effort to customize the player. That’s all fine an dandy, except the component always appears above everything else on the stage. If I try to call in my custom navigation buttons, they appear underneath the flvplayer - a lower stacking order / lower z-index. And any artwork I create will appear below that.

So, I tried calling the flvplayer component into a movieclip which I place on the stage, and then I’m able to place artwork in front of the player, but the controls still appear below it.

How can I control the stack order of artwork, component and controls?