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.

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

Brexit Immigration Law Advice for European Staff Employed at APA Member Companies

Our foremost Brexit issue, on APA members' behalf, is to safeguard access to overseas talent – something which has made a critical contribution to the success of London’s commercials production industry.

We are campaigning with other advertising and creative industries organisations for a visa system that ensures that you continue to have access to the best talent from Europe, in particular.

People from Europe, working for APA members – either as employees or on a freelance basis- are understandably anxious about their immigration status.

So anyone who works for you who has a European passport is invited to a meeting at 9.30am on Thursday 4th May, at MPC, 127 Wardour Street, W1F 0NL, for a presentation by the APA’s employment expert, Janice Leggett, from Birketts LLP, Solicitors.

Janice will explain that, although the future immigration status of European passport holders is unknown, pending Brexit negotiations, that there are practical steps that European passport holders can take now to safeguard their status in the UK and will answer the questions of attendees.

Janice has helped the APA and its members with immigration issues, including certificates of sponsorship and visas, for people coming into the UK for over 15 years and her advice is always extremely sound and practical, so hearing her advice will help your European staff.

Please send the names of people from your company who will attend to


The IDEAS Awards | The Judges Are Announced!

We're delighted to announce the line-up of industry experts and tech specialists who will be judging entries for the IDEAS Awards 2017.

 Tomorrow (Thursday 13th April) is the final day to submit your work, and... IT'S FREE!

So if you're an APA member and you have relevant work that you believe deserves its moment in the sun - get involved! 

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APA Masterclass 2017 Results Announced!

Congratulations to our 2017 Masterclass students who completed the week long course back in Febuary! 97 students passed the exam - with 14 Outstanding students (90+ marks) & the majority receiving Distinctions (80+ marks)! We're very proud of you all & wish you every success in the future.






Extended Deadline: IDEAS AWARDS

Entry is FREE this year, so no excuse not to enter the best you have to offer in Interactive, Digital and Experiential work.

Click here for more information on how to enter. 



The Young Directors Award 2017 call for entries is now open

The Young Directors Award call for entries is now open and runs through May 14th.

Now in its 20th year, the YDA – presented by CFP-E, Shots & now the AICP – honours directors who are just entering the advertising arena. This year’s showcase will premiere on June 22th at the Cannes Festival of Creativity. Those entering must submit one of their first four commercials / films in the category entered (i.e. animation, broadcast, etc.)

Click here to apply.


AdGreen Green Production Get Together | 5 Easy Things!

Last night saw over 75 people from prodcution, crew and suppliers come together at The Mill for the first, of what we hope will be many, AdGreen Production Get Together. Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen, organised a short presenation, outlining five easy things that we, as an industry, can focus on for the next year to put us in good stead to become greener & more eco-friendly. They are outlined below for you:

Well done to Jo & the whole AdGreen Team for last night. For all resources and for more information about the suppliers, please visit the AdGreen website:



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



APA EDITORS MEETING | 30th March 10:00

A reminder that we are holding an Edit Group Meeting this Thurs 30th March, 10am at the APA Office to discuss the possibility of holding a Half Day 'Understanding Editing' Course for some of the producers/junior producers of APA Member companies. Your input and co-operation in this is key before we can take any steps into implementing it. 

We hope you will be able to join us this Thurs (30th March) to discuss the potential next steps - and of course, any other issues that you think important.

Please email if you are able to attend.



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.