22 - 25 JUNE 2020 / CONNECTED EDITION

Jia Zhao

Chinese Market

Jia Zhao

Chinese Market
Off The Fence

Biography

About me: Jia is responsible for sales, co-financing & co-productions in Asia at Off the Fence, along with the responsibility of distribution of the Waterbear Network in China. Jia studied life sciences in China, Japan, and the Netherlands, as well as visual arts at the Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Alongside her work with Off the Fence, Jia is also a critically-acclaimed producer and the founder of MUYI FILM and SILK ROAD FILM SALON, where she works with European and Asian producers/directors and focuses on film productions with intercultural themes and international potential. Jia speaks fluently Chinese, Japanese, English, and Dutch.

Company profile: Owned by ZDF Enterprises since 2019, and established in 1994, Off the Fence is a 360 factual content company. We produce, acquire, localise, and distribute non-fiction programming. We offer a tailored service to rights-owners and from co-financing to finished programme sales, can play a vital role at any stage of the value chain to maximise revenue and reach on behalf of our clients.OTF Amsterdam’s distribution arm has a catalogue offering over 6,500 hours of diverse programming across 8 factual genres. With offices in Amsterdam and London, we have a truly international footprint and a culturally-aware distribution team whose executives speak 17 languages. Off the Fence Bristol is an award-winning producer of factual television and feature-length theatrical documentaries. We have produced over 500 hours of television for broadcasters including the History Channel, MTV, BBC, Channel 4, MSNBC, PBS, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, ZDF Arte, France Televisions etc.

Areas of expertise: Production, Sales


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