Commercial Production

Agencies and Brands Rely on Us to Bring Their Creative to Life

As imaginative problem solvers and engaged collaborators

Award-Winning Work.

Legendary Friendliness.

Our scale and agility make it much easier for brands and agencies to produce commercial and social content at the speed of 2020 — with Midwest likability.

Our teams have produced thousands of spots over the years — from Super Bowl commercials to non-profit PSAs.

We can help you with every phase of commercial production — pre-production, production, post, and spot distribution. Live-action or CGI. In-studio or on location.

Here's what our agency clients say sets us apart.

Largest capacity in the country.

The right tool for the job and the people who know how to use them. They're the oxygen that brings ideas to life. That's what we bring to our client's projects. Combined, our production, post, and distribution resources exceed what's available on the coasts. Our agency clients regularly tell us our capacity and breadth make it possible for them to get uncompromised results.

A flexible production partner.

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. What do you need done? We can take on a quick social video project, storyboards, animatics, or test spots. Or we can handle the production complexities of a national campaign. You decide.

Coastal quality at non-coastal prices.

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.

Multidimensionality.

Brands need more than just spots. They need spots, digital content, experiential activations, augmented reality executions, live-streamed, sponsored Instagram DJ parties. Whatever the marketing plan calls for, we have the technology, experience, and agility to deliver.

An enjoyable journey.

Production is a collaborative creative process. It can be a joy, or it can be a cluster fuss. Who you work with matters. The best results don't just come from getting what you need. They come from getting what you need and being open to exploring and riffing from there. We want you to feel energized and empowered always. It's way more fun that way.

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 and event production.

Creative Development and Production Support

  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Storyboard artists
  • Producers
  • Production managers
  • Production assistants
  • Location scouts
  • Talent management

Production

  • Production crew
  • Two sound stages
  • One insert stage
  • One multi-camera control room
  • Aerial cinematography with FAA-licensed pilot

Post Production

  • 10 edit suites
  • Six motion graphics/animation suites
  • Three audio studios
  • Custom music
  • Spot distribution: Extreme Reach, SpotGenie (Javelin), Comcast, direct uploads to stations
  • Closed captioning
  • Media server center

Video Transmission Services

  • The Switch
  • Vyvx
  • LTN

Creative Development and Production Support

  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Storyboard artists
  • Producers
  • Production managers
  • Production assistants
  • Location scouts
  • Talent management

Production

  • Production crews
  • Aerial cinematography with FAA-licensed pilot

Post Production

  • Two edit suites
  • Two motion graphics/animation suites
  • Custom music

Video Transmission Services

  • Vyvx

Creative Development and Production Support

  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Storyboard artists
  • Producers
  • Production managers
  • Production assistants
  • Location scouts
  • Talent management

Production

  • Two broadcast studios
  • One insert stage
  • Production crews
  • Aerial cinematography with FAA-licensed pilot
  • Two broadcast control rooms

Post Production

  • Three edit suites
  • Three motion graphics/animation suites
  • Custom music

Video Transmission Services

  • The Switch
  • Vyvx
  • LTN

Let's Start a Conversation

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