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The Music of America: Production Partners

Production Partners


Nut Hill Productions, Inc. is a non-profit media company founded in 1999 to produce television and educational films to help Americans better understand the cultural context of the world in which we live. For the past four years, they have been assembling a vast archive of video interviews with leading figures in American & European traditional music as part of the educational and digital materials that will contribute to outreach and research on THE MUSIC OF AMERICA. Over the same period, they have been working with Q Media Partners and PBS station Twin Cities Television (TPT) to develop a series about the history of comedy.


Eaton Creative, Inc., was first incorporated in 1997 by director-producer Leo Eaton under the name Café, Inc. to create major documentary programming for national and international broadcast, specializing in co-productions between the US and Europe. Eaton Creative, Inc. has won numerous awards and developed over 90 hours of prime time documentary and factual programming, drawing on international partnerships, throughout the world including PBS, WNET, WETA, KCET, Discovery, A&E, RTE (Ireland), BBC-TV, C4 (UK), SBS (Australia), the National Geographic Channel and the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).


Since its incorporation in 1953, WETA, the flagship station for the greater Washington, D.C. community, has broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit on radio and television, and in educational workshops in the community and on the Web. WETA is one of the nearly 350 television stations that make up the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is the third-largest producing station for public television. Many of WETA's landmark series for public television have been supported by the NEH. These include programs by Ken Burns (Civil War; Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio; Baseball; Frank Lloyd Wright; Jazz; The War;) Tamara Robinson (Frederick Douglas: When the Lion Wrote History; A Philip Randolph;) Lawrence Hott (Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life; Through Deaf Eyes;) Steven Ives (Reporting America at War; Burns & Ives, The West.) Over the past 40 years, WETA's television and radio programs have received numerous honors, including Primetime Emmys, duPont-Columbia journalism awards, Peabody Awards, the New York Festivals Awards and CINE Golden Eagle Awards. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is the President and CEO of WETA.