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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Motion Picture

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Motion Picture/Video Recording (p. 209)

General Format 


      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Producer Surname & Director Surname, Year)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Producer Surname & Director Surname, Year)


      Producer Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Producer), & Director Surname, First
            Initial. Second Initial. (Director). (Year). Title of movie [Format e.g. Motion picture
            or DVD]. Country where movie was produced: Name of Studio.




       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Davidson & Davidson, 1999)


       In-Text Citation (Quotation):


      (Davidson & Davidson, 1999)


      Davidson, F. (Producer), & Davidson, J. (Director). (1999). B. F. Skinner: A fresh
            appraisal [Motion picture]. United States: Davidson Films.


  • List the primary contributors in the author position and use parentheses to identify their contribution
  • For an episode from a television or radio series, use the same format as for a chapter in a book, but list the script writer and director in the author position and the producer in the editor position.

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