EXCLUSIVE: Aus/NZ distributor hires Coffee & Cigarettes as European consultant.

Australia/New Zealand distributor Umbrella Entertainment has appointed Coffee & Cigarettes as its European acquisitions consultant.

Under the agreement Eduardo Panizzo will acquire for Umbrella as part of his remit at Coffee & Cigarettes, the London-based marketing and distribution agency he founded with Tom Clark 12 months ago.

Umbrella’s upcoming releases include Fred Schepisi’s Words & Pictures, Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook and Jim Mickle’s Cold In July.

Jeff Harrison, Umbrella Entertainment managing director, commented: “Eduardo and the Coffee & Cigarettes team bring a wealth of experience in buying for a multitude of territories, and we are excited about the addition to the acquisitions team at Umbrella.”