Born and raised in Bellflower, California, Chris Carter graduated from the California State University at Long Beach with a degree in journalism. Formerly a freelance journalist and editor of "Surfing" magazine, Carter began his career as a screenwriter in 1985 at The Walt Disney Studios.
In 1992 Carter began developing projects for Twentieth Century Fox Television, creating The X-Files, which was the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1995 and 1997, Emmy-nominated three times for Best Drama, and winner of a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. In 1996 he created the series Millennium, in 1999 Harsh Realm and in 2000 the spinoff series, The Lone Gunmen.
For his work on The X-Files, Carter has received three Golden Globe Awards (1994, 1996, 1997), a Writers Guild nomination, two Directors Guild nominations, and an Emmy Award nomination.
Frank Spotnitz, president of Ten Thirteen Productions, currently serves as Executive Producer of The X-Files and Executive Producer and Co-Creator of The Lone Gunmen. Among the more than two dozen episodes Frank has written or co-written are "End Game," "Detour," "Dreamland," "Two Fathers," and "Memento Mori," for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for writing. He also was the co-producer and co-author of the story for The X-Files feature film. In addition, Frank served as Co-Executive Producer of Millennium for two seasons and as Executive Producer of Harsh Realm.
Frank 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, he joined Entertainment Weekly, where he remained for three years. His writing has also been featured in Rolling Stone and American Film magazines.
Frank 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.
Vince Gilligan returns to The X-Files for its eighth season as Executive Producer. He joined the show in 1995 as a creative consultant and in April of 1997 signed an exclusive, multi-year deal to develop and produce drama series with Twentieth Century Fox Television through Chris Carter's Ten Thirteen Productions.
Vince's solo episode credits include "Soft Light," "Pusher," "Unruhe," "Paper Hearts," "Small Potatoes," "Unusual Suspects," "Bad Blood," "Hungry" and "X-Cops." "Small Potatoes" was honoured by TV Guide as one of television's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. He co-wrote "Leonard Betts" (the highest rated X-File to ever air), "Memento Mori," "Christmas Carol," "Emily" and "Kitsunegari." In addition to The X-Files Vince serves as Co-Creator and Executive Producer on the television program, The Lone Gunmen.
Awards accorded Vince for his work on The X-Files are three Emmy nominations; in 1997 for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (for "Memento Mori," along with Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban), and in 1998, again for Outstanding Drama Series. In both 1996 and 1997 he earned Golden Globe wins for Best Dramatic Series. Prior to joining the show, Vince received the 1989 Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Award for his original screenplay Home Fries, a feature film that was released in 1998, and starred Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson, an X-Phile favourite who guest-starred in the episode "Bad Blood." Another of Vince's feature credits is Wilder Napalm, starring Deborah Winger and Dennis Quaid.
Vince earned a B.F.A. in Film Production from New York University's Tisch School of Arts.
Currently serving as both Co-Executive Producer of The X-Files and Executive Producer of The Lone Gunmen, Emmy-nominated writer-producer John Shiban received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from UCLA and an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. While at AFI, John was honored with the Mary Pickford Scholarship for Screenwriting.
Since joining The X-Files in its third season, John has written or co-written twenty episodes of the acclaimed series, including "Elegy," "S.R. 819," "Leonard Betts," and "Memento Mori," which garnered him an Emmy nomination for writing. As a producer, John has also been honored with a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Dramatic Series.
In addition to his work on The X-Files, John was also Supervising Producer of the Fox show Harsh Realm. A Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the new series The Lone Gunmen, John co-wrote the pilot episode with Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz.
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