Big Light Productions


Former BBC exec Maggie Boden joins Ink Factory creative team

Maggie Boden has been hired as director of development for the London and LA-based indie prodco The Ink Factory. Boden, who was formerly development producer for BBC Drama Studios and Big Light Productions, will be based out of the London office and report to The Ink Factory’s recently appointed creative director Katherine Butler. She also […]

‘Leonardo’ creator Frank Spotnitz urges creative freedom and co-operation

Leonardo creator Frank Spotnitz has said the formation of European commissioning club The Alliance is a sign that broadcasters understand the threat they face from streamers and has urged them to offer more freedom to creatives. Spotnitz, who co-created and exec produced Ransom for CBS, is behind The Alliance’s big budget drama Leonardo, which stars […]

Sony Pictures Television joins The Alliance’s Leonardo Da Vinci drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has partnered up with Italian duo Lux Vide and Rai Fiction on an eight-part limited drama about Leonardo da Vinci that stars Poldark’s Aidan Turner. Leonardo has been created by Big Light Production’s Frank Spotnitz (The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock) and will explore the character of […]

Exclusive: Director Jim Sheridan moves into TV with Frank Spotnitz, Shinawil

Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (In The Name Of The Father, Brothers) is making his first move into TV with a show that has been created by The X Files scribe Frank Spotnitz, who is also attached to write. The Last Barbarian is from Larry Bass’s Irish producer Shinawil and Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, with Sheridan […]

TBI Weekly: What happens when limited series become unlimited?

If the behind-the-scenes turmoil of HBO’s Big Little Lies has achieved anything, it has been to demonstrate the unique turning point faced by limited series that become unlimited. The case, however unique, begs the question: can a series really be ‘limited’ anymore when the tectonic shifts rocking the industry increasingly call for returnable hits that […]

‘Man In The High Castle’ producer to bring Warhammer to screen

The Man In The High Castle producer Frank Spotnitz is to bring the game Warhammer to screen via a partnership with Games Workshop. Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions has partnered with Warhammer developer Games Workshop to develop Eisenhorn, a live-action sci-fi and fantasy series that will be based on the popular Warhammer 40,000 games, miniatures and novels. […]

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light names second apprenticeship winner

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions has named the second winner of its Serial Eyes postgraduate training programme. Each year, the Serial Eyes programme, which was incepted in 2013, accepts 12 up-and-coming TV writers from across Europe with broadcast experience and a desire to write for the international market. One writer is then offered the chance […]

Canada’s CraveTV orders OTT original

CraveTV has ordered What Would Sal Do?, a slacker comedy about a guy who discovers he is the second coming. The 8x30mins comedy will be written by Andrew De Angelis (Orphan Black) and is the Canadian OTT service’s third Canada-originated original. It hails from New Metric Media, which made LetterKenny, CraveTV’s first ever original, and […]

Big Light poaches Eleven’s Hall for COO post

Frank Spotnitz’s company, Big Light Productions, has hired Jamie Hall from rival prodco Eleven Films as COO. Hall was previously Eleven’s head of production and business affairs, but will now work out of Big Light’s UK headquarters to oversee strategic partnerships and project financing. Big Light’s current slate includes CBS-Global-TF1-RTL coproduction procedural Ransom, CraveTV comedy-drama […]

Greenbird invests in new prodco Flicker

British indie incubator Greenbird Media has bought into another UK producer, as it grows its portfolio of investments. Greenbird has taken a stake in Flicker Pictures, which Colleen Flynn and Nick Underhill have founded. The company already has investments in eleven companies, including Kalel Productions, Top Hat Productions and Big Light Productions. Flynn was previously […]