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Pernel Media explores ‘Rise Of The Birds’ in new documentary

French factual producer Pernel Media has secured exclusive access to a Cambridge University archaeological team for new documentary Rise Of The Birds. The two-hour film will meet Professor Daniel Fields and his team, whose 2020 discovery, of the oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, shook up the world of palaeontology. Hailed as the […]

France’s Pernel Media hires Mediawan exec as COO

French producer Pernel Media has appointed former Mediawan exec Jean-Marc Rouhette to the newly-created role of COO. Rouhette will report to Pernel president Samuel Kissous and assume responsibility for business affairs, finance and production management. He will also develop the company’s activities in the scripted, digital and brand content arenas. Prior to Pernel, Rouhette was […]

News round-up: France TV orders ‘After The Asteroid’; Abacus to shop ‘Wonderland’; Banijay launches ‘Mr Bean’ NFTs

France TV orders ‘After The Asteroid’ France Télévisions has commissioned After The Asteroid (aka Après la météorite, les survivants de la préhistoire), a new documentary exploring how life on Earth returned following a devastating meteorite impact. Produced by Pernel Media, the 1 x 90-minute film examines how, 66 million years ago, an asteroid 12km wide […]

France’s Planete+ sets Pernel doc to make 50th anniversary of Munich Olympic Games tragedy

French broadcaster Planete+ has ordered a documentary focused on the Israeli hostage crisis that shocked the world during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, to coincide with the event’s 50th anniversary. Munich: Of Games And Blood (Des Jeux Et Du Sang Munich 1972) is from French prodco Pernel Media and has been written by writers Philippe Saada and […]

News round-up: Curiosity orders Impossible Factual trio; RMC Decouverte unearths Mayan docuseries; ‘Kangaroo Beach’ hops back

Curiosity orders Impossible Factual trio Curiosity has ordered three new documentary series from UK indie Impossible Factual, totalling 22 hours of programming, for its streamer Curiosity Stream. The commissions include History: The Interesting Bits, an 8 x 60-minute series narrated by Alexander Armstrong that incorporates animation, archival material, and expert opinions on some of the big […]

ARTE takes flight with butterfly docuseries from Pernel Media

Franco-German broadcaster ARTE has ordered Butterflies: Superheroes Of Nature, a new nature and science docuseries from French factual prodco Pernel Media. The series, which will be produced as a 3 x 52-minute mini-series and a 1 x 52-minute one-off special, explores the insect’s incredible capabilities, including its ability to fly over thousands of kilometres, survive […]

Pernel hires Arte sales boss to oversee factual slate

French indie Pernel Media has appointed Celine Payot Lehmann to its senior management team, as international executive producer. In her new role, Lehmann will manage and develop a factual slate created with international audiences in mind, while also overseeing co-production financing for projects across the business and working to strengthen relationships with global partners. She […]

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