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MIPTV: ‘X-Files’ Writer Frank Spotnitz Inks Deal with Tandem

CANNES — Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Prods. has inked a first-look deal with Tandem Communications, which produces NBC crime series “Crossing Lines.” Spotnitz’s credits include “The X-Files,” “Strike Back” and “Hunted.”

American writer Spotnitz, who is based in London, has worked with a range of broadcasters, distributors and production partners. Action series “Strike Back” was produced by Left Bank Pictures for Cinemax in the U.S. and BSkyB in the U.K. Spy thriller “Hunted,” which stars Melissa George, was produced with Shine-owned Kudos for Cinemax and the BBC in the U.K.

Spotnitz is working on the second season of “Transporter: The Series.” The action skein will air in the U.S. on TNT starting this fall. Other broadcasters include M6 in France and HBO in Canada. It is produced by Atlantique Productions.

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