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.

  • Webber Represents
  • The Operators
  • DBLG
  • Not To Scale
  • Independent Films
  • Toast TV
  • Seven Productions
  • Framestore
  • Media Monks
  • Motion Picture House
  • Bare Films
  • Seed Animation Studio
  • Helen Langridge Associates (HLA)
  • Academy Films
  • Burning Reel
  • Across the Pond
  • MindsEye
  • Rankin Films
  • Crossfire Productions
  • Okay Studio
  • B-Reel Films
  • Birdbox Studio
  • Strange Beast
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Audio Network
  • Just So
  • Stink
  • Clearcut Sound
  • Trim Editing
  • Forever Pictures
  • Nice & Polite
  • Another Film Company
  • Blink
  • The Sweet Shop
  • CherryCherry VFX
  • 1stAveMachine London
  • Contented Brothers
  • Factory Studios
  • Passion
  • Tomboy Films
  • Partizan
  • Aardman Animations
  • Finish
  • Artists & Engineers
  • Sonny London
  • Madam
  • Mummu
  • Joyrider
  • BOLD
  • Dingo Bill Productions
  • Neon Pictures
  • Quiet Storm
  • Nice Shirt Films
  • Pretzel Films
  • The Distillery
  • Locomotion
  • MPC
  • Filament
  • ABF Pictures
  • Blac Ionica
  • DesignStudio
  • Absolute Post
  • Little Fish Films
  • DooFeR Films
  • Love
  • Outsider
  • Bigballs Films
  • Gotgotneed
  • Feed Me Light
  • Art & Graft
  • Iconoclast
  • LS Productions
  • Silverfish
  • Fat Lemon
  • Jelly
  • Scramble
  • Caviar Content
  • Steam Media
  • Park Pictures
  • Jungle Studios
  • Evoke Films
  • Ursus
  • Able & Baker
  • Coffee&TV
  • Chief Productions
  • 76 Ltd
  • Furlined
  • Angell Sound
  • Nice Biscuits
  • Intro
  • Annex Films
  • Vermillion Films
  • Rushes
  • Making Pictures
  • Big Buoy
  • Momoco
  • The Assembly Rooms
  • MTP
  • My Therapy
  • UNIT 9
  • Hotspur and Argyle
  • Blonde
  • Picasso Pictures
  • Hungry Man
  • Good Egg HQ
  • Imagination
  • Skunk
  • London Alley
  • PI Film Network
  • Sauna International
  • 422 Vision
  • Ground Control
  • Serious Pictures
  • Leland Music
  • Bang
  • Bullion
  • Mcasso Music Production
  • Taylor James
  • Stitch Editing
  • Work
  • Mango Films
  • Final Cut
  • Acne
  • Rumble
  • Envy
  • Blue Zoo
  • Grand Central Recording Studio
  • Th1ng
  • A+C Studios
  • Habana Creative
  • Believe Media
  • HunkyDory
  • Short Films
  • Electric Theatre Collective
  • Pebble Studios
  • Marshall Street Editors
  • The Wagon
  • Stripey Horse
  • Grand Visual
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Familia
  • Wave Studios
  • Good Film Company
  • London Sessions
  • Nexus Interactive Arts
  • A-MNEMONIC Music Productions
  • Rattling Stick
  • Chrome Productions
  • My Accomplice
  • Lucky Strike Productions
  • You Are Here
  • Loki
  • Odelay Films
  • CANADA London
  • nineteentwenty
  • HANraHAN
  • Wanda
  • 3angrymen
  • Knucklehead
  • Ink Films
  • Matter
  • Thomas Thomas Films
  • Cut + Run
  • Sassy Films
  • Burger
  • Ivory
  • Biscuit Filmworks
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • Finger Music
  • Cloud City Films
  • Agile Films
  • Spoke Films
  • NTSH London
  • Greek Street Studios
  • Infinity Productions
  • Studio Private
  • MJZ
  • 2AM Films
  • Smith and Jones Films
  • Pulse Films
  • Whitehouse Post
  • Prettybird
  • Little Dot Studios
  • Glassworks
  • De Wolfe Music
  • Somesuch
  • Itdrewitself
  • Gorgeous
  • P For Production
  • Sneezing Tree Films
  • Eclectic Sounds
  • Studio AKA
  • Found Studio
  • Casual Films
  • Sparklebop
  • Dark Energy Films
  • Massive Music
  • Happy Finish
  • Black Label Productions
  • The Dog's London
  • Park Village
  • Firecracker
  • Squire
  • Nexus
  • Don Productions
  • Peepshow
  • Furious Music
  • Moxie Pictures
  • Itch Film
  • UNIT
  • Tenthree Editing
  • Mario Testino+
  • Fresh Film Productions
  • Mad Cow Films
  • Lola
  • Riff Raff Films
  • Bootleg Films
  • Four Walls
  • AND Production
  • Salt Film
  • G&B&Co
  • Speade
  • White Noise
  • Upstart Films
  • Beautiful Productions
  • Rogue
  • Smuggler
  • Armoury
  • Great Guns
  • We Folk
  • Archer's Mark
  • Royle Productions
  • Cherry Films
  • 750mph
  • The Quarry
  • Creative Blood
  • Red Knuckles
  • RSA Films
  • Ever After Film
  • Weilands
  • The Mill
  • Soviet Science

AdGreen & APA Seminar | Small Actions, Big Difference

This morning saw an extremely encouraging seminar with Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen hosting presentations and discussion with Richard Brooke, Unilever, Suzanne Dolan & Louise Smith, BBC and Tracy Courtney-Wills, Palma Pictures about improving the carbon footprint of the advertising industry.
It became clear that the key to reducing our impact on the environment is education and a demand for change in attitudes from our colleagues and suppliers. Tracy from Palma Pictures emphasised the need to create the demand for greener solutions to your problems on set in order for them to become the norm and indeed to work. Richard of Unilever also commented that very soon, from the client perspective, “sustainability will become a mandatory factor” in decisions of who clients choose to work with. 
The APA will be working towards getting an accreditation service for the members in order for each company to feel the benefit of it’s hard work in being more sustainable - a problem that Suzanne, Series Coordinator for BBC’s EastEnders,  pointed out is the main factor in people losing momentum with encouraging sustainable practice.
To find out how you can make your productions/offices more eco-friendly please visit which is filled with useful resources including checklists and copy and paste items to help you communicate your intentions to crew.
Keep an eye on the Beak Street Bugle which will be publishing a full report on Monday.

APA at Cannes!


 Join us at Cannes once more! To RSVP:

World Producers Summit & Post Summit Aperitif - RSVP by emailing to, there is only 100 seats so the RSVP has to be confirmed by us to ensure you have a seat, one person per company only.

Location Guide Soiree - RSVP by emailing to and again, the RSVP has to be confirmed by us.

Young Directors Award have a link on their website - usually 2 weeks before the event - for each person to RSVP directly

Straight8 details are to be confimed.


Speakers Announced - Producing Green AdGreen Seminar | Thurs 26th May, 9am

Join us on Thurs 26th May at Picture House Central at 9am for our 'Producing Green' seminar with AdGreen.

Speakers from the BBC, Palma Pictures & Unilever will be discussing the steps they have taken to being more green on set, giving an insight into the client's perspective & letting you know what resources are available to improve the eco-effectiveness of your own productions. 

To book a space, please email



Filming on the Move | A Guide For APA Members

Last Thursday we held a seminar at Picture House Central with three leading experts in Filming on the Move, including James Waller, Met Police Service Film Unit, Jeremy Braben, Helicopter Film Services & Tim Durham, Drone Hire Co.

They each spoke about how to get the most out of filming on the roads and in the skies and how to do so safely and efficiently.

In case you weren't able to make it, we've put together some of the Top Tips from that morning in a Members Guide. We have also included links to the comprehensive guidelines and FAQs which we hope you will find useful.






Free AdGreen Seminar with speakers from BAFTA & BBC | Thurs 26th May, 9am

Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen & production manager will be chairing a discussion with contributions from Unilever, BAFTA's We Are Albert, Palma Pictures sustianability project manager and BBC Production staff.

Want to produce more sustainable shoots? Come along to Picture House Central at 9am on 26th May, and find out about the resources available, how to communicate with crew, and what related industries are up to.

Please email to reserve a free space.



Announcing partnership between the APA and the MET Police Film Unit

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the APA and the MET Police Film Unit. Over the years, the MET Police Film Unit has become a valuable partner to producers, helping them with their productions and challenges to be achieved yet executed in safe manner within the parameters of law and rules. We encourage all APA members to contact the MET Police Film Unit when working on their productions - when filming on London roads, filming on the move, filming with weapons or uniformed officers or if you just simply want to check that what you planning to do is the best possible method to achieve your desired shot. The MET Police Film Unit are genuinely keen to facilitate filming in London and are a valuable resource for APA members.

If you wish to contact the MET Police Film Unit, please email James Waller 
James.A.Waller [at]

For useful MET Police Film Unit Guidelines please click HERE


Big Wins for APA Members at the Creative Circle Awards 2016

The winners of the 2016 Creative Circle Awards were announced last night at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden. Presented by Edith Bowman the ceremony awarded over 200 accolades (not all presented on the night!) and covered a range of categories within film craft, writing, innovation and design to name a few.

Plenty of APA members saw their names up on the big screen on the night, with successes across all categories. The standout of the night was certainly The Mill, who walked away with ten awards, as well as picking up Creative Production Company of the Year.  Another team who went home with a smile on their face are Rogue –Director Tom Barber-Might claiming the accolade of Best Up and Coming Film Director.

Gold Winners were:

Agile Films for Veterans of Peace ‘Battlefield Casualties’

The Sweet Shop for Amnesty International ‘Viewer Discretion Advised’

The Mill for Honda ‘Ignition’

The Mill for Audi ‘Birth’

Blink Productions for John Lewis Insurance ‘Tiny Dancer’

750mph for Honda Europe ‘Feeling’

Factory + PES for Honda ‘Paper’

Factory for Honda ‘Paper’

Factory for Honda ‘Ignition’

Factory for Sainsbury’s Mog’s Christmas Calamity


Congratulations to all the winners!



 The Mill with their award haul!


APA Presence at Ad Week 2016

Now in its fourth year, Ad Week Europe 2016 once again brought together a unique mix of industry people to consider and celebrate what’s going on in our creative communities. APA joined in by showcasing the newest innovations in VR, inviting The Mill, Framestore, Happy Finish, Unit 9, Nexus, MPC and Archer’s Mark to show guests what the future of storytelling looks like, with a mixture of terrifying, beautiful and stirring work.   

Feedback from members who attended unanimously agreed that this year the event as a whole really came into its own and gained traction. Naturally, speakers like Martin Sorrell continue to be a huge draw, but it was the talks that were slightly more obscure and “stumbled across” that really impressed. The event was also lauded as a brilliant place to network, with a wider spectrum of people to meet than you may get at other industry events, allowing for new insights into where the industry is going and what key trends we can expect to see over the following year. All in all, a great success! 




APA Masterclass 2016 Graduation Photos!

The students of the 2016 APA Masterclass came together again on Tuesday night to celebrate their graduation & collect their diplomas! This year saw a very high standard of marks across the board. Congratulations to the 108 students and we wish you all the very best for the future.

Photos can be viewed HERE.