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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Film and Television

Helpful Tip

Question Mark Beanie

Who to Credit - Film or Video

The director should be credited as the author of a film. If the director is unknown, someone in a similar role, such as a producer and/or writer, can be credited. To clarify what role the person has in the production, their job title such as Director is put after their name in round brackets if the job title is known.

Who to Credit - Streaming Video from a Website

For videos from websites such as YouTube or Vimeo, credit the person who posted the content. If a real name is provided, use that followed by the person's user name in square brackets. If the real name of the person who posted the content is not known, just use their user name without brackets.

Note: It is not necessary to specify how you watched a film or video (e.g. motion picture, DVD, streaming online). 

Film

General Format
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Director Surname, Year)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Director Surname, Year)

 

      References:
      Director Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Director). (Year). Title of movie [Format e.g. Film
            or DVD with commentary]. Name of Studio.

 

Example
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Davidson, 1999)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Davidson, 1999)

 

      References:
      Davidson, J. (Director). (1999). B. F. Skinner: A fresh appraisal [Film]. Davidson Films.

Television

General Format
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Executive Producer Surname, Year)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Executive Producer Surname, Year)

 

      References:
      Executive Producer Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Executive Producer). (Year). Title of
            show [Format e.g. TV series or DVD with commentary]. Production Company; Production
            Company.

 

Example
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Simon et al., 2002-2008)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Simon et al., 2002-2008)

 

      References:
      Simon, D., Colesberry, R.F., & Kostroff Noble, N. (Executive Producers). (2002-2008). The wire
            [TV series]. Blown Deadline Productions; HBO.