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Sunny Side ’14: Canal+ orders Daft Punk doc

French network Canal+ has commissioned BBC Worldwide Productions France to make a 60-minute documentary on iconic DJ musicians Daft Punk (pictured), to air next year.
June 25, 2014

French network Canal+ has commissioned BBC Worldwide Productions France to make a documentary film on iconic DJ musicians Daft Punk (pictured), to air next year.

The as-yet-untitled 60-minute doc marks the first commission for BBC Worldwide from the French network, and promises viewers an insight into the 20-year history of the masked DJ duo, whose real names are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

The doc is being written and directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and co-written by Marina Rozenman. It will be produced by Jean-Louis Blot, head of BBC Worldwide Productions France; and Patrice Gellé, the company’s exec producer of documentaries.

In a statement, Blot said: “We are proud to announce our first commission with Canal+ Group on such an original and creative film. BBC Worldwide France stands as a major French producer of documentaries with stunning production values and universal appeal.”

Since releasing their debut album Homework in 1997, Daft Punk have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, garnering numerous accolades, including six Grammy Awards.

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