The Arizona Production Association (APA) is a non-profit trade association of Arizona production professionals. Our mission is to promote, encourage and advance the growth of the film, theatre and television industries within the State of Arizona and to improve the status and skills of our members. As the largest and most influential statewide group in our industry, our goal is to improve job opportunities, skills and working conditions for our members. We do this in a variety of ways.
Arizona Production Guide
Our Production Guide is the bible of the industry as it exists in Arizona. With over 500 verified listings of production professionals, equipment vendors, production companies, post production facilities, studios, support services and other valuable resources, you can be sure to locate a skilled professional for your project. The guide is integral to our website and is easily accessible through your computer or mobile device. Listings in the Guide are only open to APA members who are residents of Arizona and APA member companies that are domiciled in Arizona.
On the Arizona Set
Our newsletter keeps APA members and others informed about industry events and information statewide. Members are encouraged to submit articles, news and photos. The print version is published a couple of times each year and sent to members only; the electronic version goes out twice a month on average. Non-members may receive the e-news version on request.
The APA hosts membership and networking events throughout the year including meetings and meet ups with speakers and FREE Happy Hours. We also periodically offer both hands-on industry workshops and educational forums, as well as other special events.
Our affiliation with the AFMC (Arizona Film & Media Coalition) helps us to represent our members' interests year-round through the AFMC's involvement with film offices and other industry groups throughout the state and its efforts to establish a viable motion picture tax incentive program in Arizona. The APA also maintains a collaborative working relationship with the Arizona Office of Film and Digital Media, as well as other local film offices.
In addition to our web site with the online Production Guide, current news, locations, events, and resources pages, the APA maintains a presence on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube. Our members gain valuable exposure to the industry and search engines through these channels. Banner ads may be purchased on this site by both members and non-members.
Members in APA receive discounts year-round on various goods and services such as car rentals and dental insurance. Seasonal discounts are also offered throughout the year as they become available, such as reduced rates for film festivals and workshops. Members receive free or discounted admission to all APA-sponsored events.
Our volunteer organization can use your help in a number of ways, including organizing seminars and workshops, negotiating new member benefits, and supporting political and legal efforts that make Arizona a better place for production. If you're a production professional working in Arizona, join the APA today and help make Arizona a better place for film, theatre and television while also promoting your skills and your company's services!