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Updated March 15, 2016

Arizona Production Association:  "Speed Jobbing" on March 19 - Submit Your Resume Today!

That's right - the APA is going to hook you up with potential employers!

Here's how it works: 20 or more of the Valley's top media production employers will be on site, including Production Companies, Producers, Production Managers, and Rental Houses (yes, they recommend crews all the time!). You submit a resume, show up on March 19, pick the people you'd like to meet and enjoy 8 minutes of one-on-one time.

It's that simple: no cold calls, no wondering what they do and whom they hire. You'll get a chance to meet new employers, and re-establish contact with people who haven't called you in a while.


SUBMIT RESUME TO: Dennis Ranke, APA Events Chairperson at:

The Resumes will be placed in a book and given to each potential employer to review. Location, list of employers, and details for this event will be e-mailed to you after you have submitted your resume.

Updated February 8, 2016

Prescott Film Festival to present Oscar Nominated Short Films 

The Prescott Film Festival is pleased to present the Oscar Nominated Short Animated and Live Actions films again this year.  

Animated films screen Saturday, February 20th, 3:30pm.  Live Action films will screen on Saturday February 27th, at 6:30pm.  Both screenings take place at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. 

This year’s Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films feature a wide variety of animation styles, stories and themes.  Pixar has been the one to beat in this category, and with their bubbly film Sanjay’s Super Team.  The story is based on the personal childhood story of Sanjay Patel as a young Indian boy.  His father pulls him away from cartoons each morning for prayers, but Sanjay’s imagination links the religious gods and the superheroes seen on TV.  

World of Tomorrow, with a tight script and voice over by the filmmaker’s four-year-old niece is the one reviewers feel has a chance to knock Pixar off the pedestal.  Dark humor juxtaposed over the adorable voice of Emily makes this one to watch.   

Prologue comes from veteran animator Richard Williams, (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) is hand drawn pencil on paper.  (This one is not suitable for children, as it’s a graphic story of war with some nudity.) 

The Oscar Nominated Live Action shorts are tightly told stories with, coincidentally, some child actors who really carry their films.  Everything Will be OK comes from Germany/Austria and is about a divorced father afraid of losing his 8-year-old daughter.  Shok, from Kosovo, stars two children as Albanians dealing with military occupiers in 1998.  

Some movie reviewers are counting Stutterer as the film to watch in this Oscar race.  The Verge says “ Matthew Needham’s performance as a young man with a debilitation stutter is strikingly pained and sensitive… “  And “The film does intense and beautiful things with sound design, filling the air with all the word Needham’s character wants to say, and is fighting to say, as he navigates simples experiences like being asked for directions….” 

Tickets are $12, and can be purchased at

Updated January 11, 2016


RSVP Now for APA Annual Meeting!

Join us on Wednesday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. for our Annual Membership Meeting!

This year's event will be hosted by Arizona Studios in Phoenix. Arizona Studios is a full-service production studio specializing in high-quality 3D animation, 2D animation, Visual Effects, CGI, Compositing and Motion Graphics.

Come out and meet APA's leadership for 2016 and hear what the organization has planned for the months ahead. The evening begins with a casual dinner provided by APA, followed by the formal meeting and a question and answer period. When the meeting's over, take a tour of the fabulous facility, mingle with friends, and network with other industry pros.

NEW this year - we'll be showing the Audience Favorite from our second annual "Ladies 'Film' Night Out" event, the short film "10 Minutes" by Arlene Newman!

The event is FREE for APA Members; $15 for non-members at the door. Plan now to attend our largest annual event!


What:  Annual Membership Meeting
  Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  Doors at 6:15 pm; meeting at 7:00 pm
  ARIZONASTUDIOS, 4614 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ
Cost:   FREE for Members; $15 for Non-Members at the Door

PLEASE RSVP with your name and the number of people in your party by January 15 to 480-345-6464 or