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 Politeness.

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 commercial production phase — 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.

Within our walls lies a wonderland of production, post and distribution resources, even compared to the coasts. Our agency clients regularly tell us our capacity and breadth make ideas possible for them.

A flexible production partner.

Our teams are an extension of your team, so we can handle a small piece or support the whole project in any configuration you need. We can help with storyboards, animatics, or test spots. We can pick up a quick social video project or handle the production complexities of a national campaign.

Coastal quality at non-coastal prices.

Our producers, directors, DPs, designers, and editors execute their projects with the same passion and talent of their coastal peers, without the eyebrow-raising charges that are being met with increased scrutiny.

Multidimensionality.

Brands don't need just spots, they need spots, social media campaigns, experiential events, augmented reality ideas, live-streamed sponsored Instagram DJ parties. We have the experience to produce brand content for any experience.

An enjoyable journey.

Those of us who work in production choose our attitudes every day: either accept challenges with engaged curiosity or resist every script change. We want you to feel energized and empowered always, so we hire accordingly. 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.