Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2017     Views: 143

Film/Motion Picture

The basic format for citing a motion picture in APA style is:

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of Publication). Title of motion picture [Motion Picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor.

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Burton, T. (Producer), & Selick, H. (Director). (1993). The nightmare before Christmas [Motion picture]. United States: Touchstone.

Smith, G. (Executive producer), Hemion, D. (Executive producer), & Binder, S. (Director). (1978). The Star Wars holiday special [Television special]. New York, NY: CBS Broadcasting.

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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing films or motion pictures in APA Style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a motion picture in your class assignments and projects.

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