Off The Fence hires Stefanie Fischer as MD of sales

Off the Fence has named Stefanie Fischer as managing director of sales.

Fischer was previously head of content at the WDR mediagroup in Cologne, director of content sales at ProSiebenSat.1, sales manager at Sony Pictures in Munich and deputy head of sales of at ZDF enterprises in Mainz.

Her appointment follows the departure this month of Off the Fence’s Ludo Dufour, managing director of sales and co-productions for specialist factual programmes and premium docs, who has joined Blue Ant International in Los Angeles.

Based in Off the Fence’ headquarters in Amsterdam, Fischer will be responsible for representing 6,500 hours of programming from non-fiction producers and broadcasters including Terra Mater Factual Studios, Smithsonian Networks and WE TV.

Off the Fence CEO Ellen Windemuth said: “She has a true passion for programme sales and a deep understanding of what producers and broadcast clients need. She is a team player and has a keen interest in our world. We will benefit from her expertise and her strategic and interpersonal skills.”

Off the Fence, which produces and sells across a variety of non-ficiton genres, was acquired three months ago by ZDF Enterprises.