Non-fiction producer/distributor Off the Fence (OTF) today announced its expansion into North America with the opening of an office in New York. Driving the company’s move further into the U.S. market will be Adam Block, who joins OTF from Summerhill Entertainment as SVP of Off the Fence U.S. and Canada.
The new office will enable American and Canadian producers to retain proprietary rights to their programs and tap into additional revenue streams through distribution. ‘Off the Fence already has long-standing relationships with many U.S. and Canadian broadcasters, but launching an office in New York and appointing Adam will further cement our commitment to the North American market,’ says Ellen Windemuth, CEO of OTF. ‘Adam brings vast knowledge and expertise to our business, and will be a great asset to Off the Fence.’
As SVP of OTF U.S. and Canada, Block will be responsible for generating new opportunities in the region, in particular developing OTF’s sales strategy for non-fiction programs and pre-sales in the region and acquiring hit series from American and Canadian producers and broadcasters. Block joins OTF with 13 years experience in film and television, most recently working as head of distribution at Canada’s Summerhill Entertainment. ‘Joining Off the Fence enables me to use my skills and forge new relationships with U.S. and Canadian companies,’ says Block. ‘I am delighted to be joining the team.’
The New York office joins OTF’s roster of production and distribution offices in Amsterdam, UK, South Africa and Singapore.