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APA 6th Edition - Copenhagen Business School: Film, television, radio

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Film, television, radio


In-text citation

(Gigliotti, Gordon & Russell, 2012)


Reference List

Gigliotti, D., Gordon, J., & Russell, D. O. (Producers), & Russell, D. O. (Director). (2012). Silver linings playbook [Motion picture].     United States: The Weinstein Company-Mirage Enterprises.


Producer Surname, Initial(s). (Producer), & Director Surname, Initial(s). (Director). (Year). Title of film [Motion picture or DVD]. Country of origin: Studio.


Television: single programme


In-text citation

(Lynch, 2010)


Reference List

Lynch, J. (Producer) & Walk. N. (Director). (2010, June 10). Who are we? [Television broadcast]. London: BBC.


Television: single episode of a television series

In-text citation

(Egan & Alexander, 2005)


Reference List

Egan, D. (Writer), & Alexander, J. (Director). (2005). Failure to communicate [Television series episode]. In D. Shore (Executive producer), House.  New York, NY: Fox Broadcasting.


Writer Surname, Initial(s). (Writer), & Director’s surname, Initial(s). (Director). (Date). Title of episode [Television series episode]. In: Executive Producer’s Initial(s). Surname (Executive Producer), Episode title. Place of production: Production Company.


Radio broadcast

In-text citation

(Hall, 2014)


Reference List

Hall, A. (Producer). (2014, May 1). Sane in insane places [Radio broadcast]. London: BBC Radio 4.


Producer Surname, Initial(s). (Producer). (Year, Month, Day of broadcast). Title of broadcast [Radio broadcast]. Place of production: Broadcast channel.

Citing films, tv, radio

Use the Producer and the Director of a film in the place of the authors.

Dates for films should be the date of first release, not when the video/DVD was published.

Only the film title should be in italics.

The first letter of the first word of a title should be capitalised as should the first letter of the first word of any subtitle. Everything else should be in lower case unless it is a proper noun or an abbreviation that is always written in capitals.


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