Paris-based indie Pernel Media is to produce an observational documentary series about the French department store Printemps (pictured).
Due to be completed in 2015, the program will mark the luxury retailer’s 150th anniversary. Cameras will go behind the scenes of the store’s operations and introduce viewers to staff and customers. No broadcaster is on board the doc at present.
The 10-floor Paris store is considered a national landmark. Its façade was registered as a historic monument in 1975, its top floor has a panoramic view of the city, and its Art Nouveau pavilion hosted the World’s Fair in 1930.
Last week, France 5 commissioned Pernel Media to produce a factual program about another Parisian landmark with Champs Elysées: The Most Beautiful Avenue in the World.
The company is also producing the documentaries Tuna: What’s in the Can? Fontainebleau Castle and Secrets of the French Bakery Industry for the same network.