Speaker Profile MIPDoc/MIPFormats

Ellen Windemuth

Job TitleCEO

Company NameOff the Fence


Ellen Windemuth is the owner and CEO of Off the Fence, having founded the company in 1994. Under her leadership Off the Fence has acquired, produced and co-produced over 6,000 hours of content. Ellen is a seasoned Executive Producer and Distributor, and has produced over 400 hours to date herself. She is the Chair of the Jackson Hole Film Festival Board, and is active in conservation and land development. She has three children and a great passion for the outdoors.


About Off the Fence

Established in 1994, Off the Fence is an independent production and distribution company specialising in non-fiction programming for the international marketplace. Off the Fence has won over 90 awards including two Emmy nominations in April 2008.

Off the Fence creates and markets programming with a focus on high quality, integrity and innovation. The OTF catalogue contains over 6,000 hours of natural history, science, lifestyle, adventure, history and feature documentaries.

The company also develops, finances, produces and co-produces international non-fiction, resulting in over 200 hours of produced and co- productions in the past four years. While developing many films in house, OTF works hands-on with established production companies and talented newcomers to create internationally marketable specials, films and series.

Conference Sessions


    08 Apr 2018, 15:15 - 16:00, JW Marriott Hotel, Grand Theatre

    It’s undisputed: Independent producers and filmmakers are the future of the documentary and factual industry. But in an era increasingly defined by consolidatio...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sun, Apr 8

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