Do I Need Insurance for My Documentary?

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So you’re getting ready to start production on your first documentary. Interviews have been scheduled, a crew has been obtained and travel has been booked to each of your subjects. You’re going over your to-do list when you notice that insurance hasn’t been checked off for the shoot yet. Insurance is important for your documentary for many reasons, and you’ll need a few different kinds to make sure you are…

The Importance of Errors and Omissions Insurance

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Your production requires several types of insurance to cover your equipment, cast, crew and potential accidents on set. One you may not think about is errors and omissions insurance. Errors and omissions cover financial losses that stem from mistakes that occurred during filming and post-production, from missed shots to production delays due to weather and missing cast members. Why Do I Need Errors and Omissions Insurance? There are moving parts…

What You Need to Know About Instrument Insurance

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Instruments can be expensive, and as a musician, the key component to how you make a living. Protecting your investment is critical, and insurance can help you with any costs associated with theft or damage to your instrument. If you are a musician, insurance can cover more than just the base instrument: it can cover your case, sheet music and other accessories that may be damaged. Follow these tips to…

What Kind of Insurance Does My Festival Require?

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With Boston Calling happening this weekend and Coachella in the rearview mirror, festival season is well underway! Before the fun begins and the bands start to go onstage, it’s important that the organizers and acts are protected by unexpected circumstances. Before the crowds arrive, make sure your event is covered by the following types of insurance: General Liability Insurance The most important type of coverage you need for your event…

What Does Movie Boat Insurance Cover?

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With the temperatures rising and days getting longer, you may be planning frequent outdoor shoots for your latest video project. If your script contains scenes that need to be shot on the water, you will need to invest in movie boat insurance in order to make sure your production is covered by any mishaps on the open sea. What’s Covered Under Movie Boat Insurance? Movie boat insurance is a comprehensive…

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…