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…

Why Do I Need Errors and Omissions for my Film?

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Errors & Omissions protects filmmakers from lawsuits pertaining to theft of idea, copyright infringement, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, defamation, product disparagement, trade libel, infliction of emotional distress, right of publicity, outrage and outrageous conduct, false light, wrongful entry, false arrest or malicious prosecution. In short, E&O covers you for any issues that may arise from the content of the film or frivolous allegations. Coverage will also cover the attorney…

Tips on Saving Money on Photographer & Videographer Insurance

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  Whether you are renewing your insurance or purchasing photographer insurance for the first time, it is important to consider some key factors in order to ensure you receiving the best protection for you at the best price.   Here are some tips on how to achieve the best premium for your camera and photographer gear insurance.   Choose a higher deductible: In order to keep your premium low opt…

What is DICE Insurance

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DICE insurance isn’t coverage for the little game pieces used in board games like monopoly. Actually, DICE is a type of insurance program which covers Documentary, Industrial, Commercial, & Educational or D.I.C.E film productions. DICE insurance can also cover annual productions that cost up to $5 million to produce. This can cover multiple projects on an annual renewable policy basis. To be eligible for DICE production all shooting must be…

Insurance Tips for Bands on Tour

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Touring can be a stressful hectic time for bands, filled with late nights and long drives. A lot of planning goes into a tour and a little insurance planning before heading out on tour can go a long way. There are many things to consider before going out on tour and while every circumstance is different these are the key exposures that you should consider. Your instruments and equipment are…

Unanticipated Costs when Shooting Overseas

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There are many benefits to filming overseas from intriguing exotic scenery, foreign tax incentives to locations and ambiance you couldn’t find in America. But Filming overseas or in a foreign country can also lead to many unexpected costs. If you plan on filming overseas there are a few important costs you will want to keep in mind. Foreign Production Services While overseas you may need to hire a local production…