Paramount Worldwide Acquisitions Group (PWAG) has appointed Alexandra Rossi to vice president of the group in London and Mineko Mori to director of the group in Mexico City.

The group was set up in July 2008 as Paramount's centralised acquisitions and local co-production division servicing Paramount Pictures International and its territories (the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Latin America) and the acquisitions needs of Paramount Vantage.

Rossi joins Paramount Worldwide Acquisitions Group from New Line Cinema where she served for the past ten years as vice president of European acquisitions and production.

While at New Line, Rossi was instrumental in acquiring such high profile titles including The Orphanage, Pan's Labyrinth and La Vie En Rose for Picturehouse, as well as the remake of The Orphanage for New Line.

In her new position Rossi will be responsible for securing acquisitions and sourcing local European co-production opportunities. She will also scout scripts, talent and acquisitions for Paramount Vantage. She reports to senior vice president of the acquisitions and local production group Matt Brodlie.

Mori joins from Televisa where she was the head of acquisitions and development. Her acquisition credits include The Orphanage, Juno and Brokeback Mountain, as well as acclaimed Mexican hits KM31, Fuera Del Cielo and Una Pelicula De Huevos.

As a director of the division, Mori will be responsible for acquisitions and local co-productions for the Latin America market. She also reports to Brodlie.