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BAFTA and Oscar winning Off the Fence appoints Debbie Hinnigan as the new Head of Natural History

Off the Fence, the production company behind BAFTA and Oscar winning feature documentary My Octopus Teacher, has appointed Debbie Hinningan as the new Head of Natural History.

Based in Off the Fence’s Bristol office, Debbie will be leading the Natural History production team, which continuously creates high-end natural history content for a wide-range of international broadcasters including National Geographic, Discovery, Love Nature, ZDF and Arte.

For over 25 years, Debbie Hinnigan has worked in most genres of television. Starting in News and Current Affairs at the BBC in London, she went on to work on flagship children’s shows such as Blue Peter and Going Live! She then joined the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, developing her love of wildlife and adventure programming. Since then, she has created and worked on both short form and long form programmes for terrestrial and international broadcasters.

Managing Director of Off the Fence Allison Bean said: “It is with great excitement that we announce that Debbie Hinnigan will be joining our management team to head up Natural History programming. This fantastic genre is growing and Off the Fence very much looks forward to producing future content, adding Debbie’s huge talent and experience to our production team.”

New Head of Natural History Debbie Hinnigan said: “I am looking forward to building on Off the Fence’s incredible reputation and bringing more unique animal stories to a wider audience. I am excited to bring my passion for good storytelling to Off the Fence’s wildlife content.”

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