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Off the Fence Makes Sales & Co-Production Hires


Off the Fence’s (OTF) Amsterdam-based distribution arm has appointed three sales and co-production executives, including Miriam Hossbach as director of co-production and sales for German-speaking territories.

In the newly created position, Hossbach is tasked with seeking new co-production opportunities in her territories, building up the distributor’s network of independent producer partners and driving sales in her core markets. Hossbach, who started her career in media as a trainee with A+E Networks in Munich, spent six years at Sky Deutschland, where she most recently served as head of factual channels.

Emmanuel Grinda has been hired in the role of sales manager for French-speaking territories, the U.K., Ireland, the Middle East and Africa. In his new role at OTF, Grinda is responsible for content licensing and developing and nurturing client relationships across his territories. He comes to OTF from NENT Studios, where he handled sales of finished programs and formats into Asia, Turkey and Iberia.

Emilia Gil Villegas has been appointed as sales executive for Iberia, Latin America and the Hispanic U.S. Her career trajectory has taken her from journalism and advertising to communications.

Stefanie Fischer, OTF’s managing director of sales, said: “OTF has always been global in its outlook—now, with Miriam, Emmanuel and Emilia on board, we have a truly international team, with the skills, experience and languages to super-serve our clients wherever they may be. Over the last few years, Germany has developed into one of our biggest and most vibrant markets. In Miriam, we’ve found the perfect person to unlock its full creative and commercial potential.”

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