OTF appoints Leila Monks as Head of Commissioning
Leila Monks has been hired for the newly created role of Head of Commissioning.
Principally responsible for winning commissions in the UK, North America and globally, Monks will work across the development, production and distribution teams as she helps to grow our production company’s output.
Previous to Off the Fence, Monks ran her own production company, Antidote Productions (co-founded with Laura Jones) which produced 22 hours of critically acclaimed content in a 4 year period for major broadcasters including BBC, Channel Four, National Geographic and Blue Ant Media – all of which she either executive produced or directed.
With a strong track record in idea generation and delivery Monks will executive produce part of OTF's output and she will also use her distribution expertise to help expand OTF’s footprint globally by sourcing international co-production partners, having spent 6 years heading up factual distributor, TVF International.
Monks said “I am really excited about this new chapter with Off the Fence – I have admired the business for years and it’s in a unique position being able to tap into international finance and get shows into production. It has a fantastic track record in producing TV shows and big expansion plans which include the production of some incredible feature docs and digital initiatives which I’m thrilled to be a part of.”
Allison Bean, MD of Productions said “We are delighted Leila is joining our team. Since being acquired by ZDF Enterprises, Off the Fence is going from strength to strength and it has become apparent we need a robust and talented executive to lead this new chapter of our existence as we continue to mature. Leila is the perfect combination of experience, talent, tenacity and passion. She is an impressive visionary and the perfect person to unite and drive one of our most important departments.”