In 1991 former NBA star Isiah Thomas owned and operated a film and video production company, Thomas International. Big City Films wrote and produced Thomas International’s first television special “Never Lose Your Hope.” This made-for-television movie starred Jeff Daniels and Isiah Thomas, with appearances by Kenny Rogers, Aretha Franklin and Paula Abdul.
When Thomas International changed directions, Big City Films continued developing, producing and directing broadcast television projects, while branching out into corporate communications, working with Kmart, Visteon, Ford and GM as well as developing documentaries and commercial production. In 2000, Big City Television and Big City Filmworks were formed to focus our core competencies of entertainment based custom marketing solutions and urban based storytelling for general television audiences into these two dynamic business units. Currently, Big City continues to develop, produce and direct quality broadcast, corporate, informational and entertainment projects.