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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Films and Television

Section 10.12

This page provides guidance on citing films and television series and individual episodes. 
 
 
General Format: Films
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Director Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Director Surname, Year)
 
      References:
Director Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Director). (Year). Title of movie [English translaton, if applicable] [Film]. Name of Studio.
  
Example 1: Films
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Jeunet, 2004)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Jeunet, 2004)
 
      References:
Jeunet, J. (Director). (2004). Un long dimanche de fiançailles [A very long engagement] [Film]. Warner Independent Pictures. 
    
 
General Format: TV Series 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Executive Producers, Run Dates)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Executive Producers, Run Dates)
 
      References: 
Executive Producer Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Executive Producer(s)). (Year(s)). Title of series [TV series]. Name of Production Company/Companies.
 
Example 2: TV Series
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Benioff et al., 2011–2019)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Benioff et al., 2011–2019)
 
      References:
Benioff, D., Weiss, D. B., Strauss, C., Doegler, F., Caufield, B., Cogman, B., Sapochnik, M., & Nutter, D. (Executive Producers). (2011–2019). Game of thrones [TV Series]. Television 360; Grok! Television; Generator Entertainment; Bighead Littlehead; HBO. 
 
General Format: TV Series Episode 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Writer & Director, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Writer & Director, Year)
 
      References: 
Writer Surname, First Initial., Second Initial. (Writer), & Director Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Director). (Year, Month Day). Episode title (Season, Episode) [TV series episode]. In  First Initial. Second Initial. Executive Producer Surname (Executive Producer(s)), Series title. Name of Production Company/Companies.
 
Example 3: TV Series Episode
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Charles & White, 1991)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Charles & White, 1991)
 
      References: 
Charles, L. (Writer), & White, J. (Director). (1991, October 16). The library (Season 3, Episode 5) [TV series episode]. In L. David, G. Shapiro, H. West, & A. Scheinman (Executive Producers), Seinfeld. West Shapiro Productions; Castle Rock Entertainment.