Bill Milling is an Emmy-winning producer and the owner and head producer/director of the American Movie Company located in New York City’s Tribeca district. Milling worked in the film industry for decades and has experience with everything from feature films to commercials.
He has produced, directed, written, and done everything in between. He is also the former Head of Worldwide Production for International Dynamic Pictures, Inc. and former President of Sigmax Entertainment, Inc.
Milling received a BA in Classical Studies and English at Seton Hall University and MA English from Montclair State University. He also attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to receive his MA Cinema Studies and completed ABD for Ph.D. Cinema Studies.
After working as director of special effects for the hit horror film “Squirm”, Milling won the Emmy Award for producing the children’s series Unicorn Tales for NBC. The show won a total of 17 Emmys, and Milling wrote the Emmy-winning episode. The series also won the prestigious Action for Children’s Television award. Milling also wrote and directed a couple of documentaries for PBS including Antarctica: “Krill Quest” and directed the PBS series Great Finds.
In 1996, Milling opened the American Movie Company, a New York City-based green screen studio and sound stage with state-of-the-art equipment. The company is also a teleprompter rental house that has the newest cameras and film equipment. They are authorized TriCaster resellers and certified Newtek TriCaster operators.
As business at the American Movie Company grew, Milling and his crew began to work on television, film, and other kinds of productions. Milling served as the New York Production Executive on such films as “Lucky Number Slevin” , “54”, The Late Shift”, “Senseless”, “Resident Evil: Extinction” and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”.
Milling worked on countless episodes of “Friends”, “Will & Grace,” Mad About You” and “How I Met Your Mother”.
In addition to his work in filmed media, Milling has directed a number of theater productions including Flowers for Algernon through Tempest Productions, New Jersey. He also taught Film History and Esthetics at Pratt Institute and Film Production and Screenwriting for a number of years at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Milling has since retired from teaching and focuses all of his energy on the American Movie Company, which now has facilities in New York City, Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and Miami and continues to grow. It is one of the most well-respected and frequently used green screen studios in New York. Its New York studio is in the exciting Tribeca area of southern Manhattan. Milling currently resides in New York City with his wife.