The Advertising Producers Association is the trade body for production companies, post production and VFX and editing companies making commercials. Our objective is to create the best possible business environment for our members to operate in.

  • Nexus
  • Media Monks
  • Feed Me Light
  • nineteentwenty
  • Nucco Brain
  • Mikros Image
  • Artists & Engineers
  • Happy Means Content
  • Art & Graft
  • Foxtrot Papa
  • Armoury
  • RSA Films
  • Passion
  • Coffee&TV
  • White Noise
  • CherryCherry VFX
  • Annex Films
  • Factory Studios
  • MindsEye
  • Caviar
  • Joyrider
  • Rumble
  • O Positive
  • Locomotion
  • Clearcut Sound
  • Final Cut
  • Royle Productions
  • Framestore
  • Jelly
  • Soft Target
  • Hotspur and Argyle
  • The Sweet Shop
  • The Operators
  • Stink
  • Mummu
  • Helen Langridge Associates (HLA)
  • Blonde
  • Strange Beast
  • Creative Blood
  • Little Fish Films
  • LS Productions
  • Outsider
  • P For Production
  • Fat Lemon
  • Just So Films
  • Independent Films
  • Freefolk
  • Nice Shirt Films
  • Park Village
  • 1stAveMachine London
  • Missing Link Films
  • Another Film Company
  • Angell Sound
  • Acne
  • Forever Pictures
  • Hungry Man
  • Grand Visual
  • Pretzel Films
  • Tomboy Films
  • UNIT
  • Found Studio
  • Momoco
  • Gotgotneed
  • Nice & Polite
  • MPC
  • Itdrewitself
  • Lucky Strike Productions
  • Neon Pictures
  • Evoke Films
  • Dingo Bill Productions
  • UNIT 9
  • Picturesmith
  • Okay Studio
  • BOLD
  • ITN Productions
  • MJZ
  • Absolute Post
  • Matter
  • Upstart Films
  • Across the Pond
  • Madam
  • Gorgeous
  • Partizan
  • Jungle Studios
  • Noise Films
  • Rushes
  • Scramble
  • Somesuch
  • The Distillery
  • Blink
  • Radical Media
  • Stamp Productions
  • Bang
  • Picasso Pictures
  • Massive Music
  • B-Reel Films
  • Time Based Arts
  • Envy
  • Academy Films
  • Finger Music
  • Glassworks
  • London Alley
  • Nomad Editing Company Ltd
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Odelay Films
  • Aardman Animations
  • Bare Films
  • Familia
  • Park Pictures
  • Blue Zoo
  • Birdbox Studio
  • Stalkr
  • AND Production
  • Cherry Films
  • Cut + Run
  • Rubber Necker
  • Smuggler
  • Itch Film
  • Imagination
  • Skunk
  • Quiet Storm
  • CANADA London
  • Wave Studios
  • Burning Reel
  • Not To Scale
  • Firecracker
  • Crossfire Productions
  • DesignStudio
  • The Quarry
  • The Assembly Rooms
  • The Wagon
  • Big Buoy
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Nice Biscuits
  • A-MNEMONIC Music Productions
  • 3angrymen
  • Electric Theatre Collective
  • Taylor James
  • Seven Productions
  • My Accomplice
  • Loki
  • Good Film Company
  • Bigballs Films
  • Happy Finish
  • 2AM Films
  • Rankin Photography Ltd
  • Marshall Street Editors
  • Golden Wolf
  • HANraHAN
  • Pebble Studios
  • Metropolis Films
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • Short Films
  • Mad Cow Films
  • HunkyDory
  • You Are Here
  • Studio Private
  • Mcasso Music Production
  • Rogue
  • Soviet Science
  • Serious Pictures
  • Webber Represents
  • Squire
  • Stripey Horse
  • Making Pictures
  • BMG Production Music
  • Greek Street Studios
  • Chrome Productions
  • Ammolite
  • Chief Productions
  • Biscuit Filmworks
  • Pulse Films
  • Jogger Studios
  • Red Knuckles
  • Stitch Editing
  • Bootleg Films
  • Sparklebop
  • Habana Creative
  • Archer's Mark
  • Grand Central Recording Studio
  • Soho Square Studios
  • The Mill
  • Nexus Interactive Arts
  • Furlined
  • Ground Control
  • 76 Ltd
  • Salt Film
  • Agile Films
  • MTP
  • We Folk
  • Eclectic Sounds
  • Audio Network
  • Great Guns
  • Speade
  • Believe Media
  • Studio AKA
  • Intro
  • Strangelove
  • De Wolfe Music
  • The Dog's London
  • Klein & Sons
  • Tenthree Editing
  • Thomas Thomas Films
  • Work
  • Bullion
  • Sonny London
  • Little Dot Studios
  • Knucklehead
  • Dark Energy Films
  • PI Film Network
  • Riff Raff Films
  • Weilands
  • Furious Music
  • Motion Picture House
  • Fresh Film Productions
  • Prettybird
  • Love
  • 750mph
  • Studio Yes
  • Moxie Pictures
  • Leland Music
  • Iconoclast
  • Burger
  • Whitehouse Post
  • Smith and Jones Films
  • Mario Testino+
  • Rattling Stick
  • Black Label Productions
  • Trim Editing

Production Company Member Meeting | Wed 26th July, 9am

We are holding a Production Company APA Member Meeting on Wednesday 26th July at The Courthouse Hotel. Tea & Coffee will be served from 9am & the meeting will begin at 9.30am. 

The meeting will last around 30 minutes.

Please come along and get the best information we have and contribute your learnings and experiences, so we are all as informed as possible.


straight 8 at Ciclope, Berlin 2017! | Entries open 8th Aug

We have teamed up with straight 8, after two great years at Cannes advertising festival, to challenge the global ad industry to a super 8 shootout at this year's CICLOPE International Festival of Craft in Berlin.

Just like the regular straight 8, entrants make a film on one roll of super 8mm cine film, with no second takes, no editing and no post-production. Sound must be original and is delivered 'blind'.

straight 8 creates a level playing field for experts and rookies alike. And what’s more no-one sees their masterpiece until its packed premiere.

Entry opens on August 8th at 8pm UK time - first come first served. Pre-registration is essential HERE!

Entry is limited to 20 companies working in the global ad industry, competing as companies, for charity. Each company will see their straight 8 film for the first time at Ciclope 2017, Kino International, Berlin, on October 26th.

The cinema audience will then vote and the winning companies get to donate the prize-money to the charities of their choosing.

There is no creative brief and entering companies must source all cameras, crews, props, locations and ideas. This is a great chance to have some fun, making a film in one of the hardest ways possible, raising money for charity and battling creatively with the rest of the industry.



APA, IPA, PRS Music Masterclass 2017 | Tues 18th July, 1pm - 6pm

The APA, in partnership with the IPA & PRS For Music are running a Music Masterclass from 1pm to 6pm on Tues 18th July.

This half day course will explain the processes behind Music Production, helping to ensure you get the most our of your budget & realise the full potential of your commercial when commissioning music. Hear from the experts covering topics such as rights & usage, when & how to brief, & soundalikes.

To apply for a space, please email with your Name, Position, Company & why you would benefit from the course. Registration is £75+VAT.




THE APA LIVE EXOTIC SHOW | Entry Requirements






The APA Show (now into its 18th year) is our compendium of the best commercials of the year, selected by top creatives, producers and directors. No categories and no rankings. It is our annual showcase of the best commercials of the year from the UK. 

To enter your work you simply need to head to and submit your work online. More info on how you do that can be found here and don't forget to take a look at the entry requirements below!




Commercials (which include audio visual advertising material of 120 seconds or less) are eligible for the APA Collection provided that the production company, vfx company, editing company, sound design or music production company credited for the commercial is an APA member and was first aired/shown in any media between 1st June 2016 and 31st May 2017

Commercials that have been made or aired overseas are also eligible provided that the production company, VFX company, editing, sound design or music production company credited for the commercial is a UK APA member. 



Commercials have to be submitted as according to the following spec:

Video: h.264 / AVC 

Bitrate: 15Mbps

Frame Size: 1024x576 square pixel

Audio: AAC audio 320Kbps

Container: mp4 wrapper (.mp4 file)

NOTE – Files that do not meet the spec may need to be resubmitted at an additional cost.  


Any further questions do not hesitate to contact 



The judges line-up has been announced, including top creatives from the Korean and Chinese markets. Make sure you get your best work seen by heading to to enter your work before the 13th July 2017.

Click here to see the judges.  


Leading ECDs from China and Korea to judge the APA Show

We will shortly be announcing the judges for the APA Show. This year agency creatives, heads of TV, directors and producers will be joined by leading ECDs from China and Korea.

One of the purposes of the APA Show is to promote the expertise of APA members around the world, which we do via international screenings and the DVD distributed with Shots.

So we have invited leading ECDs from two key markets for APA members to judge the APA Show - China, which is already a significant market for London, and Korea - which has the potential to be, and to which we are currently heavily promoting London. They will be able to see all the work entered and see the range of expertise that the UK offers, continuing to solidify the high calibre of work and talent that the British market has to offer.

Go to to enter your winning spots. 

Entry is £95 + VAT per submission.

Entry closes 13th July 2017.

For more information on entry requirements click here and for how to submit your work online click here


World Producers Summit 2017 & statement | Cannes Lions, Wed 21st June

This morning over 110 producers from across 34 countries gathered together at the World Producers Summit in Cannes, under the organisation of the APA, AICP & CFPE, to share knowledge of issues in the production industry. Thank you to all who attended & contributed.

Resultant press release below which all present agreed to distribute to their respective local media...