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Eamon Harrington & John Watkin


       Eamon Harrington and John Watkin met in New York in the late 80's. At the time, Eamon was head of Production at VH-1, and John was a producer of TV and radio commercials. They forged their long partnership producing a series of multi award-winning documentary shorts for Greenpeace, and have never looked back.

       Founding Planet Grande in 1993, the company has produced one-offs and series documentaries on an eclectic mix of subjects including everything from President Carter to the Bond Girls. Their documentaries on AIDS, Racism and Alzheimer's have all won Emmys, the latter "Grandpa Do You Know Who I AM?" being a collaboration with HBO and Maria Shriver. The luminaries whose stories they have told over the years include: Walter Cronkite, Michael Jackson,  John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and recently the actor Patrick Dempsey in a 5 part series for Discovery/Velocity charting his year-long transformation into race-car driver going all the way to Le Mans, the world's most famous road race. They also have a long-standing relationship with the Paley Center for Media, and have produced several acclaimed specials for them including: Breaking The News- with the most important broadcast journalists of our time telling the stories behind the stories, and A Day In The Life of Television- in which they dispatched 45 film crews behind 15 different TV shows on the same day.


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Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program

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Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special

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Outstanding Children's Special


"Backstory: Understanding the epidemic of teen suicide.                 2019

Pilot in development

“Johnny Strange: Born to Fly”                                                               2019

Feature Documentary


“Not Carol”                                                                                               2019

Feature Documentary

"Universoul Circus"                                                                                 2019

Multi-media campaign and network special

“Eminem in NYC”                                                                                     2018    Documentary Short

"DKMS: Heroes Wanted"                                                                         2018

Real People Commercial Campaign

"The Perot Myth":                                                                                    2016    A short film for ESPN                                                                             

“Malibu 25: The Story of our City”                                                         2016

Short Film Commissioned by the City


“Holy Cow”                                                                                               2016

Animated Feature with David Duchovny


“Love 99”                                                                                                  2016

Feature Doc in Post-Production


“Now That’s Funny:

Behind The Scenes Of TV’s Hottest Comedies”                          CBS, 2014

90 minute special for The Paley Center


“Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans”                                Velocity, 2013-14

5-part series 


“Yeah TV”                                                                              AMC, 2011-2013



“Mad Genius”                                                                      FUSE, 2010-2011

Music-Based Series


“Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver”          HBO, 2009

Emmy and TCA Award Winner


“Glamour Magazine’s Women Of The Year”                               2006-2009

Annual Specials


“Half Their Size”                                                                             ABC, 2008

Documentary Special


“In Style: Celebrity Weddings”                                            ABC, 2001-2008

Annual Special


“Ace In The House”                                                                        GSN, 2007



“Texas Rangers Murder Files”                                                     CMT, 2007



“CMT Small Town Secrets”                                                 CMT, 2004-2006



“World Series Of Blackjack”                                                         GSN, 2006

13-part series


“CMT Most Shocking…”                                                       CMT, 2004-2005



“Moonshine Madness”                                                                   CMT, 2004



“Maxim’s Hot 100”                                                                         NBC, 2003



“Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit Special”                                               E!, 2003



“TV Guide’s 50 Best Shows Of All Time”                                      ABC, 2002



“Freshman Year”                                                                           HBO, 2002

14-part series


“Weddings Of A Lifetime”                                             Lifetime, 2001-2002



Multiple Reunion Specials                                                                 Various

Andy Griffith, 30 Something, etc. 


“David Copperfield: The Great Escapes”                                      CBS, 2000



“Two Hour Tour”                                                                        Disney, 2000




“Crashbox”                                                                           HBO, 1998-2000

Animated Series


“Sex Bytes”                                                                           HBO, 1996-1997

16-part series


“Cirque Du Soleil”                                                                           ABC, 1999



“Strippers: The Naked Stages”                                                     HBO, 1998



“Miracle At Trapper Creek”                                                            ABC 1997

Special, Nominated for two Emmys for Best Children's Special & Best Directing


“Positive”                                                                                         ABC, 1996

2 Emmys for Best Editing and Best Directing


“Oprah Talks To Michael Jackson”                                                        1994

Emmy Nomination- Highest Rated Special in History


“Shades Of A Single Protein” Hosted by Oprah Winfrey                     1992 Winner of 2 Emmy Awards, including Best Children's Special


“Rock The Vote”                                                                                       1992

Peabody Award Winner


“In Full Effect”                                                                                          1991

New York Emmy, Golds at the New York and Houston International Film Festivals

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