An Evening with X-Files Writer Frank Spotnitz

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Frank and Charlie on stage at the RSA

On January 27, UCLA hosted a special event, featuring a conversation with famed writer and producer, Frank Spotnitz. Often known for his work as a writer on eight of the nine series of the X-Files, Frank’s newest project, entitled ‘The Man in the High Castle,’ has just debuted on Amazon Instant Video, and his accolades include a Peabody Award as well as a Golden Globe.

The event was held at the Royal Society of Arts in London, and UC alumni as well as UCEAP students currently studying abroad at English universities were invited to attend, with several students even coming from as far as the University of Kent to attend the evening’s festivities.

Two UCEAP students chatting with Frank before the event!

A graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in English, Frank shared his memories of working as editor of the Daily Bruin while also regaling attendees with his commentary on the differences between making television in the US and Europe. The conversation was moderated by fellow UCLA alumnus, Charlie Swann, and included a question and answer session with the audience. The evening concluded with a canape reception where attendees mingled and enjoyed the chance to talk to Frank one-on-one in the striking vaults of the Royal Society of Arts.

The UC Trust UK hosts many events for UCEAP students and alumni alike throughout the year, so be sure to check your email regularly for updates about upcoming events! You can also learn more about upcoming events by visiting their website.