All posts tagged 'Big Light Productions'

Aidan Turner To Star In Frank Spotnitz’s ‘Leonardo’

Poldark star Aidan Turner has been tapped to play Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo, an eight episode event series about the life of the hero at the heart of the Renaissance that hails from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle).Leonardo tells the story of the artist. Born in Vinci, in Tuscany, Leonardo grew into an unparalleled genius whose work inspired and overturned the established order. His restless curiosity flitted between art, science, painting, engineering, anatomy and poetry, all of it informed by a deep and fearless humanity, completely liberated from the conventions of his time and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him.

5USA Acquires ‘Ransom’ In Deal With eOne

Ransom is heading to free-to-air. Channel 5 has closed a deal with eOne to pick up the FTA rights to the hostage crisis drama series for their dig-net 5USA. The series will launch on 5USA next month.

Universal TV Import ‘Ransom’ Renewed For Third Season

Ransom - the international drama series from Frank Spotnitz's Big Light Productions - has been renewed for a third season by commissioning partners Global and CBS. The series is distributed internationally by Entertainment One (eOne) and airs on this side of the pond on Universal TV.

Ruddy-Williams Kabuiku Wins Apprenticeship Spot At Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions

Big Light Productions has picked the first winner for their new apprenticeship programme. Ruddy-Williams Kabuiku (pictured, above), a graduate from the University Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, has beaten out a number of other candidates to secure the apprenticeship. The announcement was made by Big Light founder and CEO Frank Spotnitz.

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions Hires Wall To Wall, Red Execs For Originals Push

Big Light Production is adding to its executive ranks. Frank Spotnitz's indie has hired Wall To Wall development producer Frances Flannery and Red Production Company's Emily Feller as the company is looking to expand their slate of original programming, under the stewardship of Head of Drama Katie McAleese. Flannery will serve as Head of Development and will be responsible for building the Big Light's original development slate and strategy; while Feller will serve as an executive producer.

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Poaches Eleven’s Jamie Hall For COO Role

Jamie HallFrank Spotnitz's indie Big Light Produtions has poached Eleven's Head of Production & Commercial Affairs Jamie Hall to serve in the newly created role of Chief Operations Officer, TVWise has learned. Jamie Hall will have a wide range of responsibilities, including, but not limited to, managing operations and overseeing the company’s strategic partnerships and financing for entertainment projects. He took up post last month and is based out of the company's London office.