Executive Producer of Masterpiece on PBS
The creative force that brought Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Victoria, Poldark, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Wolf Hall and dozens of other acclaimed British dramas to American audiences, Rebecca Eaton relaunched PBS’s Masterpiece to a new generation of viewers. Under her leadership, Masterpiece has won 62 Primetime Emmy Awards®, 16 Peabody Awards, six Golden Globes®, and two Academy Award® nominations and saw Downton Abbey become the most-watched drama in PBS history. Rebecca’s much-applauded memoir, Making Masterpiece chronicles her role leading the iconic Sunday night series to international fame, showcasing the talents of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and other A-list actors. Now, Rebecca brings her engaging repertoire of stories to a live audience, with Making Masterpiece: Behind the Scenes with Rebecca Eaton, the ultimate event for fans of the beloved PBS series. Read More >
MASTERPIECE: Spring/Summer Preview, 2019
Bringing British Drama to American Screens
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The Evolution of Masterpiece
Did you watch Downton Abbey or Victoria instead of the Super Bowl? Grow up on Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect or The Forsyte Saga? Or thrill to Sherlock’s cyberantics? For nearly fifty years, Sunday nights with Masterpiece has connected people across generations and remained appointment-viewing in an on-demand world. In this live event, filled with show clips, photos and unforgettable stories, Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton chats with Jared Bowen, the Emmy award-winning host and Executive Arts Editor of WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen. Get ready for an unforgettable, behind-the-scenes look at your favorite Masterpiece dramas. From Downton to Victoria, Poldark to Sherlock, Rebecca Eaton gives you an inside look at the shows and their casts. Be sure to bring your best questions for Rebecca’s candid Q&A session!