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.

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


We are very pleased to announce the 2017 call for entries for our IDEAS Awards, returning for their second year.
This time we have introduced six categories, to distinguish between different types of IDEAS (Interactive Digital Experiential Advertising Showcase) work: 

• Best Augmented Reality Experience 
• Best Virtual Reality Experience (utilising real-time engine)
• Best 360° Video
• Best Music/Sound Design in an Interactive Experience
• Best Mobile App
• Best Experiential Instillation 

Entry is FREE and only open to APA members, so don't miss the chance to be a part of this showcase of the best in interactive work, and have your work judged by some of the industry’s most knowledgable and experienced people - not just in advertising but within the field of interactive technology as a whole.

The first step is an invitation for you to send films of up to two minutes in length which explain the project you wish to enter - its making of, press reaction etc. We are very excited to to see what you’ll be sending.

For more information on how to enter click on the buttons at the end of the page, and if you still have any questions please email



Report | 'What Advertisers Should Know About Agency In-house Production Units' at Advertising Week Europe

We are working to ensure that advertisers understand that an agency bidding itself against independent production companies disadvantages them as well as production companies because what appears to be an open and fair competition for their work isn’t.

We are confident that shining a light on the practice will lead most, if not all advertisers to conclude that their best interests- their value objectives- are served by the open market- by three independent production companies bidding for their work, on the basis of their expertise, in the treatment and production methodology and on price. 

As part of that, we presented a session at Advertising Week Europe this week entitled “What advertisers should know about agency in-house production units”.

There is now a report on the session on the Beak Street Bugle.

Campaign and Ad Age also reported on the session.

You can also watch the session here, along with replays of all the sessions at Advertising Week Europe.



David Reviews & APA Craftworks | 22nd March, 2.30pm at LSE

Join The APA & David Reviews for the next CraftWorks on 22nd March at LSE from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. The event will be compered by David Reviews editor Jason Stone, with a drinks reception after. In store for this session:


Sport England and FCB Inferno join Somesuch's Kim Gehrig to talk about the second instalment in the campaign that aims to get women thinking about health and exercise.


SKUNK's Jim Hosking will talk about his cult hit 'The Greasy Strangler' and his next feature 'An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn'.


76's latest signing will be showcasing his comedy short P-00.


Stitch Editing will be announcing the theme for this year's Homespun Yarns short film competition as we take a look at last year's winner in the company of its director Thomas Ralph.


We'll be chatting to Aardman's Danny Capozzi about a fun short film he made recently and showing it in full.


Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, director Ringan Ledwidge and producer Davud Karbassioun will talk about the 'Three Little Pigs' film they made for the newspaper in 2012.

The venue: LSE Student Union at 1 Sheffield St, London WC2A 2AP. AKA Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.
Date: Wednesday, 22nd March.
Time: 2.30 - 4.30.
Tickets are £20+VAT.


Philipp Schuster joins AWE panel | Tues 21st March @ 14:00

Philipp Schuster, Business Partner for Global Procurement Marketing for Agencies at Bayer, will be joining the panel on the IPA Stage on Tuesday 21st March at 14:00 to disuss 'What Advertisers Should Know About Agency In House Production Units'. 

Along with Dominic Mills from Mediatel, Tina Fegent - Marketing Procurement Consultant, Claire Randall of Clarie Randall Consulting and APA's own Steve Davies, Schuster shall be joining the discussion on the pros and cons clients should be aware of when considering working with an in house production unit. 

If you haven't booked your pass yet, don't forget to use code 'APA30OFF!' for 30% off your pass price. 


The APA VR Experience | AWE 21st - 23rd March 2017

As part of Advertising Week Europe 2017, APA will be hosting a station of VR experiences from some of our most ingenuitive members. 

If you're at AWE 2017, being held at Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly again this year, stop by and have a go at one of the expereince on offer. 

If you are planning on attending AWE but haven't got your pass yet, use code 'APA30OFF!' to get 30% off the cost of your pass. 



The APA at AWE | 21st-23rd March 2017

Tuesday 21st March 14:00

IPA Centenary Stage

What Advertisers Should Know About Agency In-House Production Units

Advertising agencies use independent production, post and editing companies to produce their commercials in order to get the best talent, work and price for their clients. Except sometimes they don't, as they shore up profits by deciding to persuade advertisers to let them do the work themselves. Clients need to know the pros and cons of this route, in terms of quality and value, to make an informed decision. Why would a monopoly agency supplier beat the market where there is a surfeit of talent and price competition?

This session will be revelatory for brands seeking the most effective advertising at the best price. Agencies, whose own margins are under threat, are responding by trying to seek to keep work in the building or group.

Agencies may talk to clients about synergies, when selling in house production capabilities- the making of commercials and content inside the agency- but why would that ever provide better value than the open market for production, which is over supplied with talent?

 21st-23rd March

Picturehouse Central Mezzanine

APA will also be hosting an Interactive Station through out the week at Picturehouse Central, where member companies will be showcasing the newest work being made in their studios, by the top talent in VR and AR.

Thanks to our friends at Advertising Week Europe we can share the discount code 'APA30OFF!'  with you, that will give you 30% off your pass purchase. 



Congratulations to the IPA on its centenary


The IPA is celebrating its centenary this year. The centre piece of its celebration is a series of events from Thursday (9th) to Sunday (12th) this week, most of which are at The Old Truman Brewery,  E1.

Events include: 

Pop goes the Ad break –  Thursday 9th March, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

Sir Alan Parker interviewed by Sam Delaney with a screening of Bugsy Malone to follow. Sunday 12th March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

They are free for APA members if you put in the code “APA” when booking tickets.


AdWeek Europe | 20th - 24th March | Offer for APA Members

AdWeek Europe is back at Picturehouse Central from Monday 20th - Friday 24th March 2017. AdWeek is a great opportunity for APA members to gain new perspectives on issues and trends in the wider industry and also a chance to interact with media agencies, clients & brands. We are supporters of the event and are represented on the Adweek Europe Board.

As sponsors, we are able to give a limited number of Delegate Passes for the week to members. If you would like to reserve one, please email
NB: Due limited number of passes, we unfortunately have to restrict reservations to 1 per company. Please note demand is likely to exceed supply and we would ask that anyone requesting a ticket attends a minimum of five sessions, to ensure APA members get maximum benefit for our sponsorship.

Alongside our own events, below are some suggestions for others that are taking place throughout the week that may also be of interest for APA members. 





APA Invites WPP, Omnicom & Publicis to Commit to Open Market Bidding Only

In a new piece entitled “More Countries Join Call for Stricter Production Rules” in Campaign, the latest news on the in house agency issues is reported- that producers in the US, France and Germany have all called for agencies to either undertake production work themselves or bid independent companies to do it but not to bid themselves against independent production companies because of the inherent unfairness of the agency being both competitor for the work and judge of who gets the work.

In the piece the APA invites WPP, Omnicom and Publlicis declare that they won't bid independent production companies against their own in house units.