By Patrick Munn | July 16, 2018 - 3:28 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2017 - 12:01 am | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | June 28, 2017 - 10:08 am | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | July 13, 2016 - 9:00 am | No Comments
Frank 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.
By Patrick Munn | June 8, 2016 - 9:23 am | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime Video UK has decided no to pick up the third season of the Donald Sutherland TV drama Crossing Lines from Tandem Communications, TVWise can reveal. At the same time, UKTV's Alibi channel, who held linear rights to the show's first two seasons, following Amazon's exclusive window, has swooped in and secured the show's third season.
By Patrick Munn | June 7, 2016 - 8:19 pm | No Comments
Frank Spotnitz is certainly keeping busy. Less than 24 hours after CBS picked up his thriller series Ransom, the prolific producer has already set up his next project, The Indian Detective, a four part comedy-drama starring Russell Peters which has been picked up by Bell Media's CTV network in Canada.