attachMovie() was removed in as3.
There is whole new display list model in as3.
Each object extending DisplayObjectContainer class has own display list (MovieClip, Sprite...). It means that you can add any object (witch extend DisplayObject class) to display list of particular object.
To make object visible you have to add it to stage Display list or to display list of one of objects already added to stage display list.
I know it sounds confuising, but is easy.
This should be helpfull
There is many advantages of this model on is that you can object to