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Making Masterpiece: Behind the Scenes with Rebecca Eaton

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jul 24th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $60

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Rebecca Eaton - Executive Producer of Masterpiece on PBS Moderated by Jared Bowen of WGBH The creative force that brought Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Victoria, Poldark, Pr

Rebecca Eaton – Executive Producer of Masterpiece on PBS
Moderated by Jared Bowen of WGBH

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 sawDownton Abbeybecome the most-watched drama in PBS history. Rebecca’s much-applauded memoir,Making Masterpiecechronicles 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.

A Vassar College graduate raised in California, Eaton began her career in London at the BBC World Service. Returning to the U.S., she went on to PBS station WGBH Boston, producing programs ranging from business to sports to dance to drama. In 1985, Rebecca took the helm of Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! as Executive Producer. Over the course of more than three decades, Masterpiece’s line-up included multiple high profile and award-winning titles. In addition to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Victoria, Poldark, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, and Wolf Hall, Eaton’s EP credits include Grantchester, Wallander, Inspector Morse, Endeavour, Cranford, Middlemarch, Little Dorritt, The Complete Jane Austen and the Oscar-nominated film Mrs. Brown, starring Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. In 2011, Eaton was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people. Her distinguished career has earned her the official recognition of Queen Elizabeth II — with an honorary OBE (Officer, Order of the British Empire).

Sharing the triumphs and regrets of an esteemed career that is cast with unforgettable characters (on-screen and off), Rebecca shares an intimate, insider’s view ofMaking Masterpiece. Her stories, observations and hard-won wisdom bring a very personal—and enthralling—perspective to one of the most beloved television experiences of all time.

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