In addition to serving as an executive producer on Las Vegas, he is also an executive producer on the Comedy Central half-hour series Dog Bites Man. Frank serves as co-executive producer on the upcoming reality program On The Lot from executive producer Steven Spielberg and on The Contender II (both co-productions with Mark Burnett Productions). In the longform arena, Frank is executive producer on Nine Lives, the upcoming 12-hour limited series for the SciFi Channel which will be broadcast in December 2007. Under Frank, DreamWorks Television produces the critically acclaimed drama Rescue Me, which recently received a pick-up for a fourth season.
Frank was named to his current post in January 2002. He had originally joined DreamWorks Television in 1995 as a development and programming executive. His first success was the popular sitcom Spin City, which he developed with executive producers Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence and Michael J. Fox. Frank went on to handle programming for the comedy series through its six seasons on the air, including the successful transition from departing star Michael J. Fox to new leading man Charlie Sheen. Spin City is now in its fourth season in national syndication.
During his tenure with the studio, Frank developed and served as a co-executive producer on Taken, an epic 20-hour miniseries about alien abduction in America. Presented by Steven Spielberg and written and executive produced by Les Bohem for the Sci-Fi Channel, Taken received a Golden Globe nomination for best movie or miniseries and won the 2002-2003 Emmy Award for Best Miniseries. Frank also developed and served as a co-executive producer on Into The West, a six-part limited series for TNT that chronicled the westward expansion of America through the point of view of two fictionalized families, one white and the other Native American. Into The West received a Golden Globe nomination for best movie or miniseries as well as sixteen Emmy nominations, including outstanding miniseries.
Prior to joining DreamWorks, Frank worked in Series Development at CBS Productions. He began his entertainment industry career as a motion picture production assistant, later becoming an assistant director on various feature and cable productions.
A member of the Directors Guild of America, Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from American University in Washington, D.C.
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