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.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.