Looking for a top talent agency in Chicago?

To produce a strong video for your business, production companies need to find the right talent. That's where casting and talent agencies play a role. In fact, some B2B video production companies also offer casting services to ensure finding the right actor for your video is not outsourced to another company or does not become your responsibility.

Some benefits of hiring a casting agency are saving time finding the people for your video; bringing connections to find the right talent faster; communicating your projects' vision to actors; and overseeing the auditioning, budgeting, and contract processes.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top casting agencies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Casting Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Umault is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, this company has six employees. Umault exclusively specializes in video production services for small, mid-sized, and larger businesses.

    Clients
    Dell
    MassMutual
    Deloitte
    APA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Umault produced an 8-part video series for a management consulting firm. The project involve pre and post-production processes, including the creation of teaser trailers. The final videos were viewed hundreds of thousands of times, triggering a great increase in site views and inquiries for the client as well.

    "They created a masterpiece that I’m personally proud of. More importantly, it’s had a dramatic impact on our audiences, substantially more views than the platform we launched it on usually sees." - Research Director, Management Consulting Firm

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Demo Duck is an animated explainer video company based in Chicago. Founded in 2011, Demo Duck's team of 16 employees offer video production services for clients from the advertising, education, and media industries. 

    Clients
    Geico
    Netflix
    Blue Cross & Blue Shield
    Northwestern Mutual
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Demo Duck partnered with a clinical pathology organization, producing various educational and promotional videos. Stakeholders consistently give positive feedback on Demo Duck's videos. The client was impressed by Demo Duck's ability to produce quality and unique work despite multitasking or difficult circumstances. 

    "Everybody really loves their videos, especially the editing, the production, and how they convey emotion. I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback." - Senior Manager, Clinical Pathology Organization 

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Bottle Rocket Media is a video content agency headquartered in Chicago. They were founded in 2011, and their team of 9 employees provide video production and AR/VR development to their small, mid market, and enterprise clients.
     

    Clients
    Google
    McDonald’s
    Starbucks
    ADIDAS
    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced video testimonials for an advertising software agency. They met with the client before filming to discuss goals and strategy, and then delivered a complete project on-time and on-budget. The finished project was well-received by viewers and provides credibility for the client.

    “The Bottle Rocket team was very quick to respond, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. Scheduling was easy and flexible.” – Product Marketing Manager, Advertising Software Agency
     

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2017, Innova Digital is a video production agency. Their team of around 5 employees is based in Chicago. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Clients
    Tribe Fitness
    Prophet and Tools
    Serman Brands
    Leather and Cotton
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Innova Digital produced a video for a startup. The team was responsible for scripting, storyboarding, filming, and post-production. The video has received positive feedback from viewers.  

    "We are off to an incredible start on the business, and much of that is thanks to this video, that helps new users explain how the product may become a part of their lives." – Founder, Startup

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Acclaim Media is a video production company founded in 1998 and located in Naperville, Ill. The team of fewer than 10 employees offers video production services to small businesses and enterprises in the advertising, marketing, and media industries.

    Clients
    Ecolab
    Dukane
    Gold Eagle
    Power Wellness
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Acclaim Media provided video production services, creating a short video that showcased a healthcare IT group’s services. The team managed to simply explain technical language in the content, and their work led to an increase in traffic. 

    “We have seen an improvement with our website traffic and what type of customer we are targeting.” – Owner, Healthcare IT Group

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    2 East 8th Productions, LLC is a full-service media production house based in Chicago. The production house, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and automotive.

    Clients
    Gino's East of Chicago
    The Second City Training Center
    The Comedy Bar
    SMS Assist
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A media production company hired 2 East 8th Productions, LLC to help them film eight episodes of their web series that they want to showcase at film festivals and distribute online. The company discussed what they wanted with 2 East 8th Productions, LLC, and the latter produced the episodes accurately. The resulting episodes exceeded the expectations of the company.

    "Their ability to find solutions and bring their own creativity to the project is what sets them apart from other companies." - Owner/Co-Founder, Media Production Company

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    p3 mediaworks is a Chicago-based video production agency founded in 2003. Their team of approximately 11 employees serves midmarket and enterprise-level clients across a variety of sectors. In addition to video production, they also provide marketing strategy. Their production specialties are 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, and green screens.

    Clients
    The Salvation Army
    La-Z-Boy
    The University of Chicago
    Industries
    Notable Project

    p3 mediaworks has provided video production support for a Chicago-based nonprofit. Over a partnership that's now over a decade long, they've taken on messaging projects of all sizes. The client has always been impressed by their ability to work within budgetary restraints without even slightly sacrificing quality.

    "I can just give them a project scope for a video and trust that they’ll give me a final product as per the required specs." — Creative Director, Nonprofit

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Thatch Films is a studio based in Chicago and founded in 2015. With no more than 10 employees, they specialize in video production and broadcast video solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, arts, and media.

    Clients
    CASHE LLC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thatch Films produced a PV for a cashmere company. The video lasted one minute and showcased the brand of the company. The video was met with positive feedback after it was shared.
    “I was very pleased with them.” - CEO, Cashmere Company

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palatine IL

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Clients
    EconPTW
    Permatron
    RegenX
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Yellow Box is a digital agency founded in 2010 with fewer than 50 employees. They offer digital strategy, email marketing, and web development solutions from their office in Chicago. They work primarily with small and medium-sized businesses.

    Clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Yellow Box provided content marketing services for a tech startup. The startup needed to spread awareness of their business. Yellow Box has significantly improved the startup’s digital presence, with videos garnering tens of thousands of views on social media.

    “It has been so successful.” - Founder & CEO, Tech Start-Up

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    INXPO Inc is a Chicago, Illinois-based AR/VR development company. The midsize team specializes in AR/VR development, marketing strategy, and video production and was founded in 2004.
  • 12
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Launched in 2008, ODDMACHINE is a small video production agency. Their services include video production. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois and Burbank, California.
    Industries
  • 14
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Riverside IL
    Located in North Riverside, Illinois, CDM Productions LLC is a video production agency. The company provides video production, content marketing, and social media marketing and is small.The company was launched in 2020.
  • 15
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 1984, Production Craft Digital Video is a video production agency. The firm provides video production, broadcast video, content marketing, and public relations and has a small team. The firm is in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 16
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    CITY FILM, LLC is a Chicago, Illinois-based video production company. The company specializes in video production, social media marketing, content marketing, and broadcast video and is small.The company was founded in 2018.
  • 17
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    JTwo Films is a video production company founded in 2007. Their small team is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. Their services include video production, branding, graphic design, and web design.
    Industries
  • 18
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Headquartered in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois and Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, JConnelly is a public relations firm. The midsize team offers public relations, video production, content marketing, marketing strategy, and more and was established in 2003.
    Industries
  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Video production company ReelPaws is based in Chicago, Illinois. The agency offers video production, corporate photography, marketing strategy, content marketing, and more and is small.The agency was launched in 2012.
    Industries
  • 20
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Sosani Influencer Agency, a social media marketing agency, was founded in 2017. Their small team is headquartered in Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia. Their services include social media marketing, video production, branding, advertising, and more.
    Industries
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