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Updated October 10, 2016


APA - Free Meet Up on Tuesday, October 25

Tired of laying around? Looking for work? Join us at the next APA MEET UP for an exciting NETWORKING opportunity!

You've asked for an event where you could meet more people in an environment that is great for relaxed conversation and here it is!

Meet people to hire! Meet people to work for! Meet some of the APA Board members and find out about the exciting changes to the website, the State Film Office and the APA plans for 2017!


Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Aunt Chilada's, 7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85020


You must RSVP to attend this event. Non members interested in joining are also Welcome. REGISTER HERE.
Updated September 6, 2016

APA Meet Up – September 15th

The date for APA's FREE September Industry Meet Up has been moved up one week to Thursday, September 15.

Insurance professionals Rachel and Taylor Davidson from Neil Benton Arts & Entertainment Insurance will speak on production insurance and workers' compensation.

The event runs from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the dining room at Kelly's at SouthBridge, 7117 E. 6th Ave in Scottsdale. Kelly's has great "social hour" specials from 3-7 pm including ½ price bottles of wines, bottles of Champagne, Bruschetta; $4 Drafts, House Wines and Well Drinks, and $4 off signature cocktails and starters.

NO RSVPS NEEDED - Just head over to Kelly's on the 15th for a great networking opportunity and some valuable information on using insurance to protect yourself and your projects.

APA Social Media Workshop – September 24th

SATURDAY, September 24, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Social Medial Workshop: "Beyond Facebook - Using the Internet to Promote Yourself"
Join APA later in September for an educational workshop to learn how to use the Internet to promote your services professionally, not just post socially! This workshop will expand on the topics presented at the free meet up in June. APA Member Marcelo Dietrich will share tips and tricks for Twitter, Ted Robison presents info on LinkedIn, and members Dani Green and Bella Hibbs will cover social media etiquette.
Marcelo Dietrich is an award-winning filmmaker. He's a writer, producer and director for film (documentary & narrative), TV (episodic & broadcast), Internet (series & entertainment magazine), theater and print. Dietrich is a self-titled "Twitter junky," as he utilizes Twitter as his major source for news and information. His approach to Twitter is "the correct & only way." He currently manages the Twitter account for the Arizona Production Association as well as 5 other entities!  He's quite excited to share his philosophy and tips on utilizing Twitter in a more meaningful and useful way. Marcelo is currently in pre-production for Arizona 10 Short Films, as well as a feature length film, both projects being filmed in and around Arizona.

Ted Robison
has over 25 years in engineering management in the high tech industry.  He has worked at companies like AST Computer, Unisys Corporation, NSA (National Security Agency) and L-3 Communications (DoD).  During the Dot Com era he owned a website design and hosting company (TDM Associates). For the last eight years, Mr. Robison has been coaching LinkedIn for "Career Connectors" & "Career Coaching & Counseling" Ministries at Saddleback Church, as well as a series of LinkedIn classes at universities, colleges, companies and recruiting firms. Ted brings a unique style of passion, humor and anecdotal experiences to his presentation of this great online networking tool - LinkedIn.

This workshop will be hosted by APA Member Great Scott!!! Productions at their beautiful facility at 920 E. Madison Street, Suite 170, in downtown Phoenix.

Great Scott!!! has been producing outrageously GREAT Productions for 20 Years. 4K/HD Shooting/Editorial. Commercials, Direct Response, Corp Video, Web/Multimedia/Event content creations, Non-Profit Promo, Video News Releases. Collaborate/Script/Shoot/Sound/Edit/Deliver. 2 shoot studios, location truck, crew, Fiber Connected, Premier Edit, Audio Record/Mix, digital ingest/archive.

Lunch and informal Q&A will follow the workshop presentations.

This workshop is FREE FOR APA MEMBERS; $10 for Non-Members in advance or $15 at the door without pre-registration. MEMBERS - while you get in free, we still need to know you're coming, so please register!

MEMBERS & Non-Members Register HERE.

Updated July 25, 2016

Scottsdale International Film Festival

The 16th Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase more than 50 films from more than 20 countries during five days and nights of screenings, Oct. 6–10. Among the diverse offerings are acclaimed dramas, thrillers, comedies, documentaries, kid-friendly flicks and more.

“The Scottsdale International Film Festival is elated to be in its 16
th year of bringing the best of world cinema to Arizona,” remarked Founder and Executive Director Amy Ettinger. “We’re looking forward to showcasing rare, entertaining and inspiring films that audiences may not have the chance to see elsewhere.”

The Scottsdale International Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Daytime programming will include screenings of animated short films for children and documentaries. The Film Festival will host an opening celebration complete with live music, food and cocktails, followed by the opening night screening of “Denial,” the dramatic story about a vital battle for historical truth starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, in the Center’s Virginia G. Piper Theater. True-life heroine of the film, Deborah E. Lipstadt, will join for a live Skype discussion after the screening.

Following opening night, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will return to its longtime home, Harkins Shea 14 Theatre in Scottsdale, which will host all other screenings, Oct. 7–10.

The complete schedule of films, tickets and VIP passes will be available Sept. 6 through