Our Approach

Our scale and agility make it much easier for brands and agencies to produce commercial and social content at the speed of 2021 — with Midwest likability.

Combined, our production, post, and distribution resources often exceed the coasts. Our clients regularly tell us our capacity and breadth make it possible to get results without compromise with far more speed and agility than anywhere else.

Our producers, directors, DPs, designers, and editors execute their projects with the same passion and talent as their coastal peers. The only difference is we do it without the eyebrow-raising fees.

Production is one of the most collaborative processes in the world. It can be a joy or a cluster, which is 90% driven by who you work with. We nurture teams of people who are curious, trusted advisors, open to exploring and able to pivot. We want you to feel energized and empowered always. It’s way more fun that way.

Our teams are an extension of your team. We can handle a key piece of a project or support the whole project in any configuration you need. We can take on quick storyboards, treatments, animatics, test spots, or the production complexities of a national campaign. You decide.

Brands need more than just spots. They need content machines: spots, daily social posts, in-store attract loops, experiential activations, live-streamed sponsored Instagram DJ parties. Whatever your marketing plan calls for, we can help. We have the technology, experience, and agility to deliver.

Our Capabilities

Mills James is one of the largest production companies of our kind in the country, known for integrating agency-level creative and production under one roof. Our expertise spans broadcast television, video production, not to mention virtual and live event production for some of the country’s biggest brands.

Creative Development and Production Support

  • Producers & Directors
  • Writers
  • Creative & Art directors
  • Storyboard artists
  • Production managers & assistants
  • Location scouts
  • Talent managers


  • Production crews
  • Arri/Sony/Canon/Blackmagic
  • Sound stages
  • Insert stage
  • Multi-camera control rooms
  • Aerial cinematography with FAA-licensed pilots


  • Editors & Colorists
  • Motion graphic animators
  • Character animators
  • Visual effects artists
  • 3D artists
  • Audio engineers & Custom music composers
  • Spot distribution: Extreme Reach, SpotGenie (Javelin), Comcast, direct uploads to stations
  • Closed captioning
  • Translation

Video Transmission Services

  • LTN
  • Vyvx
  • AWS Elemental

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How can we help? Whether you need quick consulting, individual services, or full show production, our team is ready to answer your call.