Off the Fence


Off The Fence hires Leila Monks as head of commissioning

ZDF Enterprises-backed Off The Fence has hired Leila Monks in the newly created role of head of commissioning, through which she will build out the distributor’s production arm. The former TVF International and Zig Zag exec – who set up her own production label, Antidote Productions, in 2014 – is to work across development, production […]

Quintus picks up OTF factual package

Germany’s Quintus Media has picked up a raft of programming for its YouTube channel Free Documentary from ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE)-owned Off The Fence (OTF). The package includes more than 40 hours of factual programming including OTF Productions’ Supercars: The Million Pound Motors (1 x 60 minutes), Forever Young (1 x 60 minutes) from Tell Tale […]

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 […]

Off The Fence’s Ludo Dufour boards Blue Ant International

Long-time Off The Fence exec Ludo Dufour has boarded Blue Ant International and will relocate from Amsterdam to the US. He is to serve as SVP of international co-productions and sales for the distributor, focusing on co-productions, co-ventures, pre-sales, new business development and distribution licensing in the US. Dufour will operate out of the business’s […]

WE tv re-ups distribution deal with Off The Fence

AMC Networks-owned cable channel WE tv has re-upped an exclusive distribution deal with global unscripted distributor Off The Fence. The pact between WE tv and Off The Fence – which have been partners for 10 years – will see the latter ZDF Enterprises-owned distributor selling more than 1,200 hours of WE tv content internationally and […]

ZDFE acquires Dutch distributor Off The Fence

ZDF Enterprises has acquired Dutch producer-distributor Off The Fence. The German business has bought the business outright, with OTF boss Ellen Windemuth set to stay on as CEO of the distributor. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. TBI understands that OTF has been on sale for some time. The business was among […]

Indie Off the Fence makes trio of hires

Production and distribution company Off the Fence (OTF) has expanded its team with three appointments in sales and digital. Joining from Pilot Productions, and a previous employee of Banijay Group, Rebeca Fernandez (pictured) will join OTF as sales manager. Fernandez will be responsible for sales to Latin America, Hispanic US, Iberia, the UK and Ireland. […]

Factual Hot Picks

Following the Sunny Side of the Doc event in La Rochelle, France, TBI profiles five hot factual projects currently making an impression from Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain to France 2’s Age of the Builders – Notre Dame.   Grayson Perry: Divided Britain Transvestite artist Grayson Perry first came to attention in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner […]

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