Do I Need Insurance for My Documentary?


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 completely covered through the end of post-production.

Depending on who is financing the production, you may need to make sure that they are named on your policy. The different types of insurance will cover your production in many scenarios, from missed shots and interviews to damaged footage and vehicles throughout the process. If you are throwing an event as part of your production, you will need to make sure that is insured as well. Purchasing insurance for your production will protect you, the production company and key players in case of an accident that may cause monetary loss. You should make sure your insurance is squared away before beginning a shoot. Each production is different and may require different types of insurance to create a project that you are proud of.

If you have questions about the types of production insurance you need for your documentary production, contact Arts & Entertainment Insurance today! We will walk you through each type of insurance you need and the different plans we offer.  Arts & Entertainment Insurance can be reached by calling 800.676.9374 or by filling out our online contact form.

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