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Exclusive: France 5 orders two docs from Pernel Media

The Paris-based indie is producing the documentaries Champs Elysées: The Most Beautiful Avenue in the World (pictured) and Tuna: What's in the Can? for the French pubcaster.
November 27, 2014

French pubcaster France 5 has ordered a pair of documentaries from Paris-based indie Pernel Media.

Champs Elysées: The Most Beautiful Avenue in the World (pictured) explores the companies, characters and real estate that resides on the famous Parisian boulevard. The hour-long film also delves into the history of the buildings and development of the strip, which is one of the city’s biggest tourist draws.

The second is Tuna: What’s in the Can?, a consumer affairs doc that examines the tuna industry. It was filmed in France, Brussels and Seychelles and features fishermen, global food corporations, European Union officials and sustainable fishing campaigners. Cameras also go inside a tuna processing center.

The docs were commissioned by Céline Gandner for France 5. Samuel Kissous is exec producing for Pernel Media.

The films will air in consecutive weeks in December and Pernel Media will retain the global distribution rights – excluding France – for both. The prodco previously produced the documentaries Fontainebleau Castle and Secrets of the French Bakery Industry for France 5.

In related news, Pernel Media has sold the program 4 Babies a Second to Fox International Channels, which will air it on Nat Geo People. The company is also producing the series Baking Good Baking Bad for 24Kitchen, another Fox International Channels-owned net.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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