Paramount Worldwide Acquisitions hires two

Alexandra Rossi joins in London, Mineko Mori in Mexico

LONDON -- Paramount Worldwide Acquisitions Group has hired former New Line exec Alexandra Rossi as its London-based group vp and Televisa's Mineko Mori as its Mexico-based group director.

Rossi previously spent 10 years as vp European acquisitions and production for New Line before it was folded into Warner Bros. last year. She will be responsible for securing acquisitions for distribution as well as exploring local European co-productions.

Paramount created its new worldwide group in July as a centralized acquisitions and local productions arm designed to service the operations of Paramount Pictures International and Vantage.

The group will be responsible for acquiring films as well as seeking out co-production opportunities and local production projects in territories where PPI already has direct distribution networks. Such territories include the U.K., France, Spain, Australia, Japan and Latin America.

Mori was previously head of acquisitions and development at Televisa. She will now be responsible for acquisitions and local co-productions in the Latin American market.