Named repeatedly by RealScreen as one of the top non-scripted production companies in the world, Mission Control Media, Inc. was formed by veteran television producers Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith with a focus on producing exceptional content. The innovative team at MCM is well-known for creating inspired concepts while also executing them at the highest level. The company’s projects have garnered wide-spread critical acclaim and earned numerous awards including Emmys, Critics Choice Awards and WGA Awards, among others.
Mission Control not only excels at developing a unique 360 world for each project but also producing shows that cover an impressively diverse array of genres and subject matter.
The company has also had great success working with brands to create bespoke branded content that is simultaneously entertaining and impactful. Clients include Samsung, Apple, Mattel, Lyft, iHeartRadio, Jackbox Games and Buzzfeed.
Signature MCM projects include Face Off, the long-running Critics Choice Award-winning competition about special effects make-up; Pressure Cooker, the buzzy social experiment for chefs on Netflix, as well as the hit NBC game show Hollywood Game Night featuring Jane Lynch. In addition to winning multiple Emmy and WGA awards, Hollywood Game Night has also been commissioned in over 25 international territories.
Other Mission Control series include Barbie DreamHouse Challenge for HGTV and Max; The Soup, E!’s iconic comedy clip show; Adventure Beast, an animated series for Netflix; Floored, a comedic dance competition with a moving dance floor on Roku; FakeUp, an illusion make-up competition for Snapchat; First and Last, the critically-acclaimed Netflix docuseries about incarceration; Apple’s first show, Planet of the Apps featuring Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and will.i.am.; Game Face (a Face Off spin-off) and Framework, a furniture design competition hosted by Common, as well as many others.
Agbabian and Smith have worked with a multitude of outlets and partners including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Netflix, TNT, TBS, truTV, E!, Lifetime, History, HGTV, Food Network, MTV, VH1, Discovery, GSN, Bravo, Freeform, Oxygen, USA, Syfy, Snapchat, Roku, Twitch and FaZe C