Big Light Productions


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 […]

Spotnitz climbs down from High Castle

Frank Spotnitz will no longer be the showrunner of Amazon’s alternative history drama The Man in the High Castle. A spokesperson from Spotnitz’s prodco, Big Light Productions, confirmed the development to TBI after Deadline had broken the news in the US. SVOD service Amazon will not replace Spotnitz, who will remain an executive producer on […]

Greenbird buys into Frank Spotnitz’s prodco

UK production group Greenbird is acquiring a minority stake in The X Files writer Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions. It is the latest investment made by Greenbird after it bought into fledgling UK indies including Riverdog Productions and Rumpus Media. It said the deal with Spotnitz would see it provide the US writer and his […]