Frank Spotnitz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Frank Spotnitz
Frank Spotnitz headshot 2015.jpg
Spotnitz, 2015
Born (1960-11-17) November 17, 1960 (age 56)
Camp Zama, Japan
Alma mater American Film Institute
Occupation Executive Producer, Showrunner, Writer

Frank Spotnitz (born November 17, 1960) is an American television writer and producer, and Chief Executive of Big Light Productions.[1] Spotnitz is known for his work on The X-Files television series and for creating The Man in the High Castle.[2]


Spotnitz executive produced, developed and wrote several episodes of The Man in the High Castle.

All ten episodes launched in Fall 2015 in the US, UK, Germany and Austria, and in December 2016 in Japan and the show since set records to become Amazon Studios’ most viewed series ever.[3] The series made many ‘best of the year’ lists, including National Public Radio and USA Today.

Spotnitz created and co-wrote the eight-part drama series Medici: Masters of Florence, starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman. The series is produced with Lux Vide Productions for RAI, Italy’s largest broadcaster. It broke Italian records when its premiere attracted 7.6 million viewers in October 2016, and was subsequently picked up by Netflix. Acclaimed theatrical distributors Wild Bunch launched their television division with the project and oversee global rights for it.

Ransom is a drama set against an international backdrop, starring Luke Roberts for CBS in the U.S., France’s TF1, Canada’s Corus Entertainment/Global and Germany's RTL. The thriller is executive produced and co-created by Spotnitz.

Spotnitz developed, co-created and is executive producing the upcoming series The Indian Detective, starring international comedy sensation Russell Peters, for Canadian broadcaster CTV.

Spotnitz executive produced and wrote episodes of season three of StudioCanal/Tandem's Crossing Lines, starring Goran Višnjić, Elizabeth Mitchell and Donald Sutherland.[4]


  1. ^ "About Big Light Productions". Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  2. ^ DEBNATH, NEELA (November 10, 2015). "The X-Files: Writer Frank Spotnitz reveals he feels 'bittersweet' about new series". Daily Express. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Man in the High Castle". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-02-20). "Elizabeth Mitchell & Goran Visnjic Join 'Crossing Lines' For Season 3". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 

External links[edit]