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Equipment Theft On Production Sets

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California Entertainment Insurance

One risk faced by production companies is the loss of equipment on sets. Even when sites are secure, there seems to always be a way for thieves to get in and create a loss. In a recent case, the thief actually took an entire 1300 pound metal fence. Some losses may be covered under the commercial insurance policy, but there could be high deductibles. We are proud to offer specialized coverage for production insurance of all types.

Here Are A Few Tips On How To Reduce Theft:

  • Have a sign in for all vehicles.
  • Have security.
  • Complete background checks on all employees.
  • The control of keys is essential on a site.
  • Keep all equipment locked.
  • Mark all equipment.
  • Encourage employees not to keep personal equipment on site.
  • Post signs that video cameras are located on site.
  • Post “keep out/no trespassing” signs.
  • Lock all vehicles at night.
  • Stamp ID numbers conspicuously on all large equipment and keep records of the ID numbers.
  • Complete background checks on all employees
  • Require all subcontractors to have commercial insurance, workers’ compensation and employee dishonesty insurance.

We focus exclusively on understanding the unique needs of motion picture, television, video, music and theatrical companies.  This knowledge base allows us to structure an insurance program specifically for each client that will be a balance of the best coverage and most economical solutions to help them manage the risks inherent to their unique business.

Our Top New Year’s Entertainment Insurance Issues

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The following information may not make the lineup of any late night TV show, but it can help your entertainment company become more profitable. There are many reasons why you buy production or movie insurance. But the bottom line is that you buy commercial movie insurance to protect your assets and have claims paid fairly and promptly. You also want competitively priced insurance rates.

Production insurance will continue to be an important part of every production. We provide policies for all budgets sizes; from low budget film production shoots to large studio budgets.  One day shoot or annual blanket production coverages are also available.

Entertainment Equipment is expensive to replace and is easy to insure. We provide all risk, worldwide coverage for scheduled entertainment related equipment including Cameras, Production, Editing, Musical, Theatrical and Miscellaneous items.

Event Cancelation can shut down your production company. Event cancellation insurance protects revenue or expenses from an event against cancellation or postponement of the event for reasons beyond the control of the event organizer.

Reality TV and Film Productions. This is a very growing segment of our industry. Types of programming including game shows, variety shows, webisodes, and documentary filming. With the rapid growth of “reality programming”, it is important to have a broker who understands the needs of the entertainment industry.

We are proud to offer specialized coverage for production and event insurance of all types. MovieInsure.com offers a wide variety of A-rated, Admitted and Non-Admitted insurance companies for our clients to choose from. We only deal with companies that are on the Insurance Commissioner’s approved list.

Movie Insure Film Producers Insurance Check List

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Movies, films, documentaries and short films entertain us and may even bring a tear to our eyes. But for film producers, an uninsured loss can bring tears to their eyes as well. MovieInsure.com  offers a check list for film producers to make sure the right production insurance is in place.

“So you say I have a chance?”

If you are involved in any of these kinds of productions, you need to have a comprehensive entertainment policy.

  • Television or film productions
  • Commercials
  • Documentaries
  • Music videos
  • Educational films
  • Corporate productions
  • Commercial photographers

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

These are common risks shared by most productions

  • Cast insurance
  • Production errors & omissions
  • Damage to props and other equipment
  • Copyright infringement
  • Intellectual property
  • Rented and leased vehicles
  • Animal mortality

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

We are proud to offer specialized coverage for production and event insurance of all types.MovieInsure.com offers a wide variety of A-rated, Admitted and Non-Admitted insurance companies for our clients to choose from. We only deal with companies that are on the Insurance Commissioner’s approved list.