Off the Fence inks deals for “Inner Fish,” “Tsunami”

Global producer-distributor Off the Fence has secured a raft of deals for such titles as Your Inner Fish (pictured) and Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave.
May 1, 2015

Global producer-distributor Off the Fence has secured a raft of deals for such titles as Your Inner Fish and Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave.

The Amsterdam-headquartered company has inked a second-window deal with the BBC for the PBS/UKTV series Your Inner Fish (3 x 60 minutes), on the biological connection between humans and the earliest animals; as well as the music documentary Blondie’s New York (1 x 60 minutes); on the production of the band’s third album Parallel Line.

Meanwhile, the documentary Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave (1 x 60 minutes) has been picked up by Channel 4, and E4 has taken the rights to lifestyle series My Fair Wedding (24 x 60 minutes).

Over in Ireland, broadcaster RTE has acquired five hours of programming, including natural history titles Cane Toads: The Conquest (1 x 60 minutes), Ella and the Secret of Shark Rock (1 x 60 minutes), Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk (1 x 60 minutes) and Penguins: The African Chaplin (1 x 60 minutes).

Finally, Off the Fence’s international deals include a raft of sales with PBS America for titles including Air Warriors (3 x 60 minutes), B-2 Stealth at War (1 x 60 minutes), Golden Age of Zeppelins (1 x 30 minutes), Heaven’s Gate (1 x 60 minutes), Fall of Japan (1 x 60 minutes) and United States of Drinking (1 x 60 minutes).

“As our catalog continues to expand across science, wildlife, history, lifestyle and now scripted content, so does our global footprint,” said Mark Dee-Shapland, sales manager for Off the Fence, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to nurture our relationships with leading broadcasters in the UK and across the globe.”

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.