From poor lighting to continuity errors. As a production company you can be held liable if things are not quite as your client expects. Whether you have followed the brief or not.
Production insurance in most cases is a legal requirement. As a minimum, by law you should have employers’ liability in respect of anyone that you employ on or off set, be it actors, crew or post production assistants. In most cases, you will also be required to hold some form production insurance as a contractual requirement with your clients.
At Whinney Insurance Brokers we have been insuring production companies for a number of years. Most importantly we can organise you insurance that’s right for you. We only work with specialist insurers whom provide production insurance tailored for productions.
The professional indemnity insurance that we provide includes extensions such as cover for unintentional breach of a contract, with specific coverage for APA contracts for the production of commercials. What is also critical that professional indemnity insurance for production companies includes ‘rectification costs cover’ in order to rectify a mistakes you may make before your client is aware.
We can arrange production insurance for producers of
- advertisements for TV or cinema
- corporate, promotional or educational videos
- pop music videos
- web based commercials
- TV productions
We can also cover any post-production or editorial work.
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Production Insurance: Useful links
CFP-E is a European Federation for Commercial Film Producers. The members are the national associations representing commercial film producers.
KFTV – Search for film, TV and commercial production services companies in 173 countries. Find everything from film commissions, locations services, film crew, camera equipment and studios.
Source Media TV is the trusted choice of industry professionals searching production services and suppliers.
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers