Audiovisual Producers' Association (APA) was founded in 1994. It associates producers and production companies in the sphere of feature films, film service, commercials, documentaries, animated films or tv projects.
The main activity of the Association is a protection and promotion of producers' interests, dealing with professional associations, with protective authors' organisations or with bodies of the state administration. The Association also co-operates in solving legal and tax issues related to film production and it takes part in creating legislative norms in this sphere.
APA has currently 103 members.
Membership is open to any person or legal entity producing or working in the production of audiovisual content, residing or having an address in the Czech Republic and in agreement with the Association’s Statute. For the purposes of the Statute, a producer is defined as a person or persons that initiate the preparation and secure the production of audiovisual content. The acceptance of every new member is decided during a general meeting, on the recommendation of at least three existing members of the Association. For more information, please contact the Executive Director of APA.
The Association is a member of the following international producers’ organizations: FIAPF, CFP-E and CEPI. FIAPF connects film producers associations (www.fiapf.org); CFP-E is an international organization of producers for advertising (www.cfp-e.com); and CEPI is an organization that connects producers for television content (www.cepi.tv).
The Audiovisual Producers’ Association (APA) was one of the founders of the umbrella organization Czech Chamber of Film (www.filmovakomora.cz). Other founders include the Union of Film Distributors (www.ufd.cz) and the Association of Cinema Operators (prokina.cz).
APA is a member of the Czech Union Against Pirating (www.cpufilm.cz) that takes an active role in protecting authors' rights, and rights related to authors rights in audiovisual parts, persecuting all forms of pirating in the production, importing and distribution of audiovisual content.
Audiovisual Producers' Association
Národní 28, 110 00 Praha 1
IČO: 61379654, DIČ: CZ61379654
P: +420 602 177 146
P: +420 604 262 623