Does My Equipment Need Insurance?

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While making your living as a photographer, videographer or in the production field, you will need insurance on your equipment. Your camera, editing computers, lenses and accessories are vital to your ability to do your job, and an accident may take items out of commission and be catastrophic to your career. By purchasing the right type of insurance for your business, you will be able to keep your equipment covered…

The Importance of Backing Up Your Dailies

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A film shoot can be a stressful environment. Along with the cast and crew, you are trying to create an entire project in a short amount of time, often away from home. Accidents are bound to occur in any situation, but one that can be avoided is the accidental loss or deletion of footage. Backing up your footage and dailies every day is critical to the success of your film,…

Why Do I Need Worker’s Comp Insurance On My Event?

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As you work on finalizing plans for your summer tour or weekend-long festival, your touring manager may begin discussing the different types of insurance needed to cover your event. Several types of insurance will be needed to cover each type of event, including worker’s compensation insurance. You may be wondering when and why worker’s comp will be needed, especially when you are producing an event. Why Should I Purchase Worker’s Comp…

Film Production Safety Tips

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Safety is a critical element of a film set. Sets are chaotic, with actors and crew members constantly on the go, and preventing injury is vital to keeping everyone safe and on schedule. Follow these tips to make sure your set runs efficiently and keep your entire crew protected. Make sure everyone is wearing proper footwear and clothing Between wires laid across the floor and heavy equipment placed around the…

What Do I Need To Know About Liability Insurance?

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The time before going on the road is a busy one: between writing last-minute jokes or polishing up songs, business decisions regarding the tour may slip through the cracks. A major decision you need to make before hitting the road, regardless of how long tour is, is the liability insurance purchased to cover any mishaps or emergencies. Here’s what you need to know about liability insurance before you start touring. Do I…

Tour Risk Analysis

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As a touring artist, it is crucial to make sure you are properly protected. Now more than ever we are seeing a rise in lawsuits and a higher burden of responsibilities placed on bands and their manager to have proper risk management programs in place that protect them from losses. When it comes to tour risk analysis there are a few steps you will want to take to determine what…

Why Do I Need Production Insurance?

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Production insurance is probably one of the most important things a filmmaker needs to make sure they have before shooting the project. Why? Three reasons, legal, contractual and asset production.   Legal Reason You Need Insurance   Almost every single state in the US and many abroad requires that Production Company or filmmakers have some form of insurance prior to filming. For example many states require workers compensation insurance. Workers…

What to Know Before You Fly a Drone

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Drones are becoming the next big thing in filmmaking, allowing filmmakers to get access to never before charted territories. But before you run out and by a drone make sure you know the laws and regulations that come along with operating a drone. Just a few months ago the FAA instated new regulations for operating “unmanned aircraft systems”. Among the updates, regulations include flying a drone within 5 miles of…

Foreign Production Insurance

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When filming or production occur outside of the US or Canada there may be additional insurance coverage needs that should be considered. Many standard production insurance policies do not cover many exposures that may occur outside the United States or Canada. Filming requirements and recommendations will vary depending on the location and what type of filming you are participating in. Each country has its own set of rules and requirements…

Why You Need Special Event Insurance

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Are you a promoter or event planner wondering if you need insurance for your upcoming event? The answer is always yes. No matter how big or small your event, when you gather people together there is a long list of things that can go wrong, and you will want to be covered. Special event insurance can provide the necessary security to ensure that if something goes wrong you and your…