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About Big Papi Productions/About Nick Davis Productions

Established by ten-time MLB All-Star and three-time World Series Champion David Ortiz, Big Papi Productions creates uniquely engaging content. Through a variety of projects in digital, documentary films, and scripted and unscripted television, Big Papi Productions aims to share authentic, meaningful stories, central to the company’s mission. Past work includes ESPN Films’ digital documentary “David Ortiz: The Last Walk Off,” as well as “The Big Papi Network” on go90, both of which showcase Ortiz’s signature combination of humor and dedication, which are also seen throughout a number of projects the production company has currently in development.

About Nick Davis Productions

Founded in 2001 by award-winning filmmaker Nick Davis, NICK DAVIS PRODUCTIONS has produced over 70 hours of award-winning television for A&E, Bravo, Lifetime, History Channel and more. Among production highlights are two seasons of Making News for the TV Guide Network, A&E’s New York at the Movies, hosted by Meryl Streep, the acclaimed cycling documentary Blood, Sweat + Gears for the Sundance Channel, Rebuilding Ground Zero for the Discovery Channel, and the Hugo-Award series Stories of the Innocence Project. Nick Davis also produced and directed the acclaimed independent feature film 1999 and Jack: The Last Kennedy Film, an Emmy Award-winning two-hour biography for CBS. Davis is the third generation of his family in the entertainment business – his father Peter Davis made the Academy Award-winning documentary Hearts and Minds, and his grandfather Herman J. Mankiewicz wrote Citizen Kane with Orson Welles.

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