News & Events

The APA hosts membership and networking events throughout the year including meetings, 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. You can also find industry news, as well as APA-specific news, on this page.


SPOTLIGHT ON: Philip C. Sedgwick

* Primary production role/s:  Screenwriter, work-for-hire writer, script coach and script doctor. * What is your professional background (major job positions you've held and where)? I've been writing screenplays for decades. Over the...

May 19, 2021 READ MORE


SPOTLIGHT ON: Carlos DaSilva Chavez

* Primary production role/s: Bilingual Producer, Director. * How and why did you start working in production? I always knew I wanted to be in some sort of motion arts, at age 19, in 2002 I got my big break working as an associate agency...

April 22, 2021 READ MORE


7 Ways to Stay Mentally Strong in the Film Industry

By Judy Moore - The film industry needs to put more emphasis on mental health.  Everyone who works in the industry knows that it’s a high-stress business with erratic work schedules and unemployment periods that can last for...

March 24, 2021 READ MORE


SPOTLIGHT ON - Saunders Staley of Flying Robot

* Primary production role/s:  Aerial and Ground Cinematographer/Photographer; Part 107 Remote Pilot; Camera Operator; Director of Photography  * What is your professional background (major job positions you've held and where)? Graduated...

March 23, 2021 READ MORE