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.

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

Leading ECD's 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 ECD’s 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 ECD’s 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...



Craftworks | Tues 14th June, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

David Reviews' sixth CraftWorks of 2017 has the best line-up yet. At the LSE on 14th June, we have Sharon Horgan talking comedy and Merman - her new film production company; the people behind GiffGaff's 'Big Swim' ad explaining the Who Wot Why of the project; director W.I.Z. showcasing his latest promo for Kasabian; Vaughan & Anthea reuniting to discuss some of their greatest hits; and John Hackney and others reflecting on Graham Rose, one of the best TVC directors that passed away last month.

Tickets are £20 plus VAT and can be bought HERE or by telephoning Jason Stone on 0141 776 7766 and arranging to be invoiced.

As usual, the event will be compèred by David Reviews' editor, Jason Stone

CraftWorks is held at the LSE, 1 Sheffield Street, London, WC2A 2AP.

This event will be held on Wednesday 14th June from 4.30 to 6.30.




APA in Cannes | 6 fantastic events to get involved in!

This year, as always, we are excited to be part of / hosting a series of events in Cannes for APA members, providing a network of activities for members attending, ranging from providing useful information to informal networking focussed events. Please RSVP to the appropriate email & we will let you know if you have been successful in obtaining a space. 

World Producers Summit
Spaces are very limited to try and accommodate as many CFP-e members as possible. Please email

The APA Green Production Forum & The Location Guide Cannes Soiree
Please email

Fireflies Arrival Party & Young Directors Award
More information will be provided to APA members.

straight 8 Industry Shootout
Tickets will be available on the door & all proceeds will go to Bloodwise.


Marketing Workshop | Top Takeaways!

Last week, we held a Marketing Workshop at Picturehouse Central for our members. Aimed at marketing directly to brands & honing your social media skills, it was a very successful morning with excellent advice & inspriation given by our speakers. We have condensed the Top Takeaways from the morning for you below.

Thank you to those that attended & to all of our speakers. 




New Speakers at APA Marketing Workshop | Tues 23rd, 9am - 11am at Picturehouse Central

We have added two new speakers to our Marketing Workshop - line up below!

You will hear from digital marketing experts, client based consultants & hear tips from those who have successfully worked direct to brands. The morning session is designed to help you better market yourselves to brands & use your social media channels more efficiently. 

There are still some spaces left, tickets are £20+ VAT & can be reserved by emailing




Sadly, the much lauded and iconic director, Graham Rose died last Friday the 12th May.


 John Hackney says about Graham:

Graham burst onto the advertising production scene in 1980 with a previously unseen ‘cartoon, yet live action’ comedic style. He shot his first ad through RSA and was amused by the fact that, when showing it to none other than Sir Ridley Scott, Ridley asked incredulously, ‘did you want it to look like that Graham?’! He knew immediately that he had something unique to say and Ridley, in not so many words had just told him so.

In 1981 Graham and I co-founded Rose Hackney Productions. Graham’s first year’s worth of work attracted more awards than any other, and Graham never looked back, winning literally hundreds of awards from all the important festivals, both domestic and international. His talent and voracious appetite for work meant that he worked non-stop and consistently from 1981 quite literally until he expired. Only two weeks before his death, when he was very ill indeed, he demanded from his doctors that he be released from hospital. Armed with inordinate courage, industrial amounts of prescription drugs, and his stalwart and loving rock of a wife Pauline by his side, he shot commercials in Prague and London in order to honour his commitments.

Graham crackled with electricity and wit, and to share the same space as him was as if to be plugged into the mains oneself. He was extremely charismatic and the funniest man alive, reducing roomfuls of people to sobbing, gasping wrecks. He was a human dynamo - a force of nature. When he asked that you go over the top of the trench into a hail of bullets, you did so willingly because, if you were with him, everything would not just be ok, it would instead be exhilarating rocket-fuelled madness, the product of which would inevitably be brilliant. And, as your dishevelled head hit the pillow that night, you would be completely unable to wipe the smile from your face.

To lose such a vital and inspirational soul is a very miserable thing indeed and our industry, and all who knew him, will certainly mourn his loss. However, such was Graham’s energy that he lives on in all who he came into contact with. His inspirational legacy might just be our dishevelled heads hitting the pillow, completely unable to wipe the smile from our faces but this time, without him. It would certainly make him smile........

Dave Trott says about Graham:


What everyone forgets is that Graham won nearly every award there is as an art director, then again as a copywriter.

Then he became a director and won them all over again.

And he did it all while laughing.

So with Gray you got an award-winning art director, an award-winning writer, and an award-winning director all in one package.

He was a witty, funny, sharp, thinker and talker, and his work was just the same.

Plus his commercials just looked better than most directors’.

When he began directing I asked him how he decided what his style would be.

He said “Well. I thought: should I do intimate interiors like Al Parker, or should I do big exteriors like Ridley, or go surreal like Hugh Hudson? Then I thought - well nobody doesn’t like a laugh, do they?”

And, for me, that could have been the title of Rosie’s autobiography: Nobody Doesn’t Like A Laugh.


Marketing Workshop | Tues 23rd May, 9am - 11am

We are holding a Marketing Workshop at Picturehouse Central on Tues 23rd May, 9am - 11am. It will be mainly focused on how to specifically target client and brands in your marketing strategy & how to make the most of your social media channels.

Tickets are £20+VAT and are limited to 2 tickets per company.

Please email to book your space.