Big Light Productions was founded in 2013 by award-winning American writer and producer Frank Spotnitz and has become one of the fastest-growing independent production companies in Europe. Big Light creates and oversees a diverse slate of international television series, including drama, comedy and documentaries.
The London and Paris-based production company’s projects include the acclaimed Amazon drama series The Man in the High Castle; Ransom, which debuted in 2017 on CBS in the U.S., Corus’s Global in Canada and TF1 in France; Medici: Masters of Florence with Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman, which set viewing records on Rai1 in Italy and is currently streaming on Netflix; Crossing Lines Season 3; and Transporter: The Series Season 2 for the U.S. and international markets.
Spotnitz’s credits also include eight seasons of the hit series The X-Files and its two feature films, Hunted, Strike Back, Night Stalker, Robbery Homicide Division, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm and Millennium.
Most recently for Big Light, Frank created, developed, executive produced, oversaw the writers’ room and co-wrote episodes for: political family drama Medici: Masters of Florence; suspense drama Ransom; comedy-drama series The Indian Detective; and acclaimed Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle, based on the classic alternative history novel by Philip K. Dick.
In 2012, Frank created, wrote and executive produced the international spy drama series Hunted for BBC1 and HBO/Cinemax, starring Melissa George.
His additional writing and producing credits include: season three of StudioCanal/Tandem’s international thriller Crossing Lines, starring Goran Visjnic, Elizabeth Mitchell and Donald Sutherland; counter-terrorism drama series Strike Back (HBO/Cinemax, Sky); action series Transporter: The Series (TNT); ABC’s mystery series Night Stalker (ABC), starring Stuart Townsend and Gabrielle Union; Michael Mann’s crime series Robbery Homicide Division (CBS); unconventional heroes comedy-drama The Lone Gunmen (Fox); sci-fi drama Harsh Realm (Fox); and crime thriller Millennium (Fox).
Frank served on The X-Files for eight of its nine seasons after joining the show in 1994. He directed two episodes and wrote or co-wrote more than 40 installments of the series, including the Emmy-nominated "Memento Mori" with Carter, Vince Gilligan and John Shiban in 1997. He served for four years as executive producer and three years as president of Chris Carter's Ten Thirteen Productions. He was a producer and co-writer of both X-Files feature films, Fight the Future (1998) and I Want To Believe (2008).
Frank shares 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.
Born in Japan, Frank received a B.A. in English literature from UCLA and an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Frank lives in Paris with his wife, children, a dog, a ferret, a fish and a hamster.
Amira El Nemr
Executive Assistant to Frank Spotnitz & Jamie Hall
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Drama