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The Advertising Producers Association was formed by and represents the interests of production companies, post production and VFX and editing companies making commercials. The APA’s objective is to create the best possible business environment for our members to operate in. We provide standard contracts, production advice, recommended crew rates, advice on non standard contracts and copyright, disputes resolution, training, promotion and marketing members services and helping members to access new markets in the UK and internationally. The APA helps provide a framework within which members can manage their key business relationships. The standard production agreement is the basis on which production companies are engaged by advertising agencies. Our work with the agencies association, the IPA, addresses production issues and enables us to help members resolve disputes. Members are provided with recommended terms for engaging crew. We routinely advise on issues such as copyright, insurance, contractual issues and foreign service companies. In addition to those core services the APA now promotes its members through the website, which agencies use as their principal showreel directory, through the APA Collection and APA Show, through the APA Masterclass, our renowned training course. We also help members understand new opportunities and access them, through the Future of Advertising seminars, and our sales events overseas, which members have used to build up new sources of work. The APA continues to strive to build new services and resources to help members meet their objectives.