Frank Spotnitz, president of Ten Thirteen productions, serves as Executive Producer of The X-Files and Executive Producer and Co-Creator of The X-Files spin-off series, The Lone Gunmen.
Among the more than three-dozen episodes of The X-Files Spotnitz has written or cowritten are "Detour", "Dreamland" and "Memento Mori".
Awards accorded Spotnitz for his work on The X-Files include two Golden Globe wins in 1996 and 1997 for Best Dramatic Series. He has also accrued three Emmy Award nominations; in 1997 for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (for "Memento Mori," along with Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan and John Shiban), and in 1998 for Outstanding Drama Series.
He also was the co-producer and co-author of the story for The X-Files: Fight the Future feature film. In addition, Spotnitz served as Co-Executive Producer of the Ten Thirteen and FOX series Millennium for two seasons and as Executive Producer of the Ten Thirteen and FOX series Harsh Realm.
Spotnitz began his career as a newspaper and magazine writer. He wrote for three years for United Press International in New York,then later was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Paris. In 1991, Spotnitz joined Entertainment Weekly, where he remained for three years. His writing has also been featured in Rolling Stone and American Film magazines.
Spotnitz received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and graduated from the American Film Institute with a master's degree in screenwriting. His other film credits include the documentary-in-progress John Fante: A Life, which he wrote and directed.