Commercial Production

Agencies and Brands Rely on Us to Bring breakthrough 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 2021 — with Midwest likability.

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

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

In the eyes of our clients, this is what sets us apart:

Largest capacity in the country.

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.

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. We can take on quick storyboards, treatments, animatics, test spots, or 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.


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.

An enjoyable journey.

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 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 directors
  • Art directors
  • Storyboard artists
  • Production managers
  • Production 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

Post Production

  • 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

  • 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.