The Fish

Big Fish Entertainment
 is an independent production company dedicated to creating visually-driven documentary, format, and reality programming for broadcast on U.S. Cable networks, new media, and beyond.  Expect the unexpected.  From VH1’s hit show Black Ink Crew to the critically acclaimed Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan to TLC’s DC Cupcakes, Big Fish Entertainment captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters, and stories that entertain and inform.  Since the company’s launch, Big Fish has developed and produced a solid slate of programming for top television networks including: VH1, A&E, Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, Planet Green, Travel Channel, Smithsonian Network, and G4.

For us, the name Big Fish is aspirational and ironic.  We started small but have never lacked in our boldness.  Even when we were a company of few, we also thought and dreamt big.  Big characters.  Big stories.  Big ratings.  BIG FISH. 


Dan Cesareo Head ShotDAN CESAREO
CEO and Executive Producer

Founded in 2006, the production shingle focused on visually driven non-fiction programming that captures extraordinary worlds and characters using a strong narrative charge. The mantra: “Expect the unexpected.”

Since the launch, Cesareo has followed the chase for the land speed record on the sweltering Bonneville Salt Flats, baked cupcakes for the troops at the Pentagon, and roared down Route 1 with the Hells Angels.  Today, he oversees Big Fish’s robust development and production slate.
Prior to Big Fish Entertainment, Cesareo worked for National Geographic Television and Film where he developed and produced a variety of programs and films including the Lockdown series, Explorer Violent Earth, and Maya Murder Mystery

Before joining National Geographic, Cesareo served as a freelance producer for clients such as Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and Voom HD networks. An avid surfer, you can find Cesareo scouring the planet for the perfect wave when he’s not at home with his wife and two children in Montclair, NJ.