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Citations: Movies & Podcasts

Movies & Podcasts

Audiovisual Materials (Movies, Podcasts):


  • For all other audiovisual media that don't appear here, see pages 209-210 of the APA manual.
  • List major contributors such as producers and directors and put that person’s role in parenthesis.
  • After the title, indicate the type of media in brackets


Author. (Producer), & Author (Director). (Year). Title of movie [type of media]. Country of origin: Studio.

Laundau, J. (Producer), & Cameron, J. (Director). (2009). Avatar [Motion picture]. United States: 20th Century Fox.

Klein, J. (Producer). (2006). Inside the mind of a suicide bomber [DVD]. United States: A&E Television Networks.


Author. (Job Title). (year, month, day). Title of podcast [type of media]. Retrieved from complete URL/Web address

Cohn, P. (Producer). (2014, February 23). Letting go of self-limiting thoughts [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

What is APA Format?

MPC Library APA 6th Edition Handout

APA stands for American Psychological Association.  APA Style is used to write papers and cite sources in the sciences such as nursing, psychology, and social sciences.
The purpose of citing sources is:

  • To avoid plagiarism.
  • To give credit to the original creator of information you used in your research paper.
  • To inform readers of the sources you used.

If you are asked to use APA format, be sure to consult the APA Publication Manual (6th edition), available at the MPC Library.

REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010
(Reference Stacks)


Many of the MPC databases provide MLA and APA citation formatting, but they are not always formatted correctly.  Also, other online citation makers are not always accurate. It is important to check their accuracy against a citation style guide like this guide.