Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Leo Eaton first incorporated Eaton Creative, Inc. in 1997 as the US affiliate of UK-based Café Productions Ltd. Eaton Creative became fully independent in 2001 as a full-service television production company creating documentary programming, factual entertainment and children’s television, and specializing in co-production between the US and Europe.
Over the past 15 years, Eaton Creative has been responsible for – or directly associated with – more than 90 hours of prime time and children’s documentary & factual programming. Of this total, 20 hours have been fully Eaton Creative projects while the balance have been produced in association with Eaton Creative through the executive and series producing activities of President & CEO Leo Eaton.
Clients for Leo Eaton and Eaton Creative, Inc. include PBS, WNET, WETA, KCET, WGBH, Discovery, A&E, RTE (Ireland), BBC-TV, C4 (UK), SBS (Australia), the National Geographic Channel and the Outdoor Life Network (OLN). Programming genres where we have extensive experience include documentary reality, current affairs, history, wild life & nature, music & dance performance and children’s television.
One of our primary strengths as a small but focused TV production company is in our partnerships, able to call on previous co-production relationships in Canada, Russia, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya & South Africa, Israel and Egypt.
We have reciprocal ties with UK-based Maya Vision International Ltd whose international track record includes extensive filming experience throughout the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. We work regularly with top production crews and filmmakers from across the US and around the world. We have ongoing relationships with broadcasters, cablenets, CGI design houses and multi-platform online web developers. Our single unifying principal is the integrity and excellence of the final program on the screen. As President & CEO Leo Eaton says: “The quality of our content is paramount, no matter what broadcast or online platforms may finally be used for transmission and ‘good enough’ is not good enough.” But Leo also likes to add: “Since making the best programs can often be a 24/7 commitment, it helps to love what you’re doing and have fun doing it. In our business, we all work far too hard to take it too seriously.”