Frank Spotnitz 2017-02-13T13:37:56+00:00

Frank Spotnitz, Showrunner (USA)


Award-winning showrunner, writer and producer, Frank Spotnitz is Chief Executive of Big Light Productions and began his 20+-year career with The X-Files.

He executive produced and wrote several episodes of the acclaimed Amazon drama series The Man in the High Castle, based on the classic Philip K. Dick novel. This co-production between Big Light, Scott Free and Headline launched in the UK, US, Germany and Austria in November 2015.

Frank’s other credits include: Hunted, which he created for BBC1 and HBO Cinemax; Strike Back: Project Dawn; Transporter: The Series, Night Stalker; Michael Mann’s Robbery Homicide Division; The Lone Gunmen; Harsh Realm; and Millennium.

Spotnitz shared three Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series and a Peabody Award for his work on The X-Files. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for writing and three times for Outstanding Drama Series.

Big Light Productions Limited is a London-based production company, specialising in trans- Atlantic drama series.

Spotnitz began his professional life as a journalist, writing for United Press International, Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly, among others, as well as reporting for the seminal French pop-culture TV series, Rapido.

Born in Japan, he received a B.A. in English literature from UCLA and an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute.

“SERIAL EYES is utterly unique, providing a crucial bridge between the best working methods in Europe and in Hollywood. It gives working writers and producers the tools they need to learn how to better collaborate and deliver world-class drama series. I’m very excited to be a part of the program.”
Frank Spotnitz