Frank Spotnitz’ London- and Paris-based Big Light Productions has appointed TV exec Jamie Hall as Chief Operations Officer. The former Head of Production and Business Affairs at Eleven, Hall will be based at Big Light’s UK headquarters and will oversee the growing company’s strategic partnerships and financing for entertainment projects.
Big Light, founded by X-Files alum Spotnitz in 2013, has a slate that includes drama, comedy and non-fiction series, as well as films and documentaries. The company currently has suspense drama Ransom in production with international partners eOne, CBS, Global, TF1 and RTL. It also recently announced comedy-drama series The Indian Detective starring comedian Russell Peters for CTV. Drama Medici: Masters Of Florence, starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman, will debut this fall on RAI in Italy and around the world. The Man In The High Castle is due to return to Amazon later this year.
“Jamie has a true entrepreneurial spirit, which is uniquely matched to Big Light and the ambitions for our growing company,” said Spotnitz. “His background in production, coupled with his wide business knowledge, is an invaluable asset as we tell stories from Europe and all over the world.”
At Eleven, Hall oversaw such series as Sky Living’s BAFTA-nominated The Enfield Haunting, and Channel 4’s youth murder-mystery drama Glue. Prior to Eleven, Hall was the Group Head of Production at Lime Pictures, where he oversaw production of dramas and non-scripted series, including Joe Ahearne’s Apparitions for BBC One; and ITV’s Bonkers and The Outsiders. Credits also include The Only Way Is Essex, which is now in its 16th season.
Hall joins Big Light’s roster of key executives including Head of Drama Sharon Houlihan Remmer and Development Producer, Lorraine Sullivan.