Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

The ZDF Enterprises / Off The Fence Panel at MIPDoc with Terra Mater’s Walter Koehler

My highlight for MIPDoc 2019 was moderating the panel with ZDF Enterprises’ Ralf Rueckauer and Off The Fence CEO Ellen Windemuth.

  • The topic was ZDF-E’s acquisition of OTF, the leading independent factual distributor.
  • OTF also celebrated its 25th anniversary at Cannes.

We explored the parties’ motivations for the acquisition at this time of great change in the production / distribution business model.

A surprise guest was Walter Kohler (centre above), who joined us to announce that Off The Fence had agreed to distribute Terra Mater’s superb wildlife catalog.




  • ZDF-E’s Christine Denilauler and MIPDoc’s Amandine Cassi produced a ripping panel.