Miller-Milkis Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Miller-Milkis Productions was the production company of program executives Thomas L. Miller and Edward K. Milkis, which was founded in 1969 and worked with Paramount Television. The company proved to be successful, making such shows as Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. It also made theatrical movies like Foul Play. Robert L. Boyett joined the company in 1978, and the name was changed accordingly to Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions

Logo (October 10, 1972-May 10, 1983)

Visuals: Superimposed over the end credits of a show, the text "MILLER-MILKIS PRODUCTIONS INC." is seen in the same font as the credits, but has a symbol consisting of a conjoined "MM" with a strange shadow effect alongside it. "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" and the company also producing it (usually Paramount Television is usually attached to it).

Variant: On the pilot episode of Petrocelli, the symbol is absent.

Technique: A superimposed graphic made using traditional ink and paint.

Audio: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley on Me-TV, and Antenna TV airings of Mork & Mindy. It also appeared on The Weekend Nun (a 1972 TV movie), an unsold pilot of Egan, Petrocelli, and Blansky's Beauties, among other Miller-Milkis productions during this time.

Miller-Milkis Productions
Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions
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