Christopher Petzel’s LA-based management and production company Fierce Entertainment has strengthened its acquisitions, international sales and representation business after acquiring Trans-Pacific Media.

Laurie Woodrow, president of the privately held international consultants Trans-Pacific, will relocate to Fierce Entertainment’s Hollywood offices and becomes senior vice-president of international.

The new entity currently represents more than 15 of the top independent distributors in territories across Europe, Asia and Latin America, including DeaPlaneta in Spain, ZDF Enterprises in Germany, Dall’Angelo Pictures in Italy, Noble Entertainment in Scandinavia and CP Digital in Russia,

Dan Griffiths, a partner in Trans-Pacific for ten years, is leaving the company and will focus on producing features.

“In the process of growing Fierce Entertainment, we realised that Trans-Pacific’s client base and business philosophy were complimentary to our own,” Petzel said. “Laurie Woodrow is a talented, well respected industry veteran, and our shared vision will create new opportunities for our company.”

“I believe that the strength created by our combined industry knowledge and experience will be an asset to all our clients, and I am excited about the possibilities ahead,” Woodrow added.