APPOINTMENT / PRODUCTION
The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Ludo Dufour to Senior Vice President, International Co-Productions and Sales. In this newly created role, Dufour will focus on co-productions, co-ventures, pre-sales, new business development, and distribution licensing in the United States.
Dufour will operate out of Blue Ant International’s Los Angeles office and report to Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. Dufor’s official start date is June 24, 2019. A division of Blue Ant Media, Blue Ant International is a worldwide distributor of premium content.
“Ludo’s track record of building strong relationships with producers and buyers across all platforms and his passion for the industry make him an ideal addition to our team,” says Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “His experience will help further our growth in the United States by bringing a diverse set of expertise to the table.”
Dufour’s work experience spans across thirteen years and includes senior roles within sales, marketing, business affairs, and acquisitions. He was previously managing director at Off the Fence. While there, Dufour focused on sales and co-financing specialist factual content and premium documentaries.
“Ludo has been with Off the Fence for eight wonderful years. As Managing Director of Distribution, he was a great team builder and his care for broadcast clients and co-producers has been second to none,” says Ellen Windemuth, CEO and Founder, Off the Fence. “We wish him a great new life in Los Angeles and congratulate our friends at Blue Ant for acquiring such a talented human being.” Prior to his time at Off the Fence, he worked for MTV Networks International (now Viacom Media Networks International) in communications, international programme sales, and social responsibility.