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Is Your Entertainment Insurance To Expensive?

We offer several proven methods of reducing entertainment insurance premiums without affecting coverage.  We can review your insurance program to determine if there are ways to reduce costs, and we are ready to help you work through the process.  Here are six premium reducing methods we can recommend for you to consider.

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Merge insurance policies — Consolidating auto, property, and liability insurance under one policy can provide “package” credits.

Automobile Program — Make sure all your commercial vehicles are “classified” correctly. For example, having a pick-up classified as a commercial delivery truck can increase costs. Consider self insuring physical damage coverage on certain vehicles.

Workers’ Compensation — If you have had large losses, it could be beneficial to have a third party medical bill review completed.

Increase Deductibles — Consider increasing your property deductible to $5,000 or even $10,000.  Also, think about increasing auto deductibles on older vehicles. If your losses are low, over time you might save enough in premiums to pay for future losses.

Have us complete an audit of your entire program — We can evaluate exposures your company has, and discover what options would be best for your individual needs. We can become a second set of eyes to uncover exposures not currently addressed.

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

 

Are You In Love With Your Entertainment Insurance?

Most of us would never say we love our insurance. In fact, most clients don’t even read their business insurance policy. Maybe after you read this story you may have a different opinion.

Know Your Business Liability Coverage

  • Bodily Injury–Bodily Injury to a third party.
  • Multimedia Production E&O -Provides Producers & Distributors E&O Coverage.
  • Property Damage–Damage to a third party’s property (equipment building etc.).
  • Personal Injury–Injury to the mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
  • Advertising Liability–Damages arising out of advertising, libel, slander, or invasion of privacy.
  • Short Term Productions – Provides the full spectrum of insurance coverages at competitive premiums for productions with budgets less than $1,000,000 and duration up to 60 days.
  • Foreign Productions – Provides the full spectrum of insurance coverages at competitive premiums for foreign productions of any budget, up to 12 months in duration. Single Production and multiple production (annual policies) are available.
  • Products and Completed Operations–Liability arising out of the Nonprofit’s products or business operations and services conducted, excluding professional services.
  • Premises–Covers liability arising out of injury to third parties while on your premises.
  • Rental Houses -The Rental House program provides insurance for companies that supply the entertainment, sports and leisure industries with the equipment and/or support service

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

 

Are You Renting Equipment?

Like many organizations, your entertainment firm may rent or lease equipment from time to time.  It is important to understand who is responsible for the rented equipment, and that your understanding is consistent with the written rental agreement. Not all rental agreements are the same. Some rental agreements will include property damage insurance as part of the rental fee. Other rental agreements may require you to be responsible for all damage. And finally, some rental agreements may require you to pay a deductible if there is damage. This can be very confusing especially if you are leasing or renting a high value item.

Out Rental House program provides insurance for companies that supply the entertainment, sports and leisure industries with the equipment and/or support services.

There are many important things to remember when considering a rental agreement:

  1. Leasing companies come in many varieties including banks, brokers, equipment specialists, independents, and companies of all sizes. Each has different levels of flexibility and requirements.
  2. Understand what the rental/lease agreement says regarding repairs, maintenance, and upgrades. This applies more to long term leases rather than short term leases.
  3. It may be in your best interest to insure the equipment separately. This may be more cost effective depending on how the agreement is written.
  4. MovieInsure.com and allow us to review the rental agreement on your behalf.

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.

We are located in beautiful Northridge, California next to CSUN..

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

 

Are You Renting Equipment?

Like many organizations, your entertainment firm may rent or lease equipment from time to time.  It is important to understand who is responsible for the rented equipment, and that your understanding is consistent with the written rental agreement. Not all rental agreements are the same. Some rental agreements will include property damage insurance as part of the rental fee. Other rental agreements may require you to be responsible for all damage. And finally, some rental agreements may require you to pay a deductible if there is damage. This can be very confusing especially if you are leasing or renting a high value item.

Out Rental House program provides insurance for companies that supply the entertainment, sports and leisure industries with the equipment and/or support services.

There are many important things to remember when considering a rental agreement:

  1. Leasing companies come in many varieties including banks, brokers, equipment specialists, independents, and companies of all sizes. Each has different levels of flexibility and requirements.
  2. Understand what the rental/lease agreement says regarding repairs, maintenance, and upgrades. This applies more to long term leases rather than short term leases.
  3. It may be in your best interest to insure the equipment separately. This may be more cost effective depending on how the agreement is written.
  4. MovieInsure.com and allow us to review the rental agreement on your behalf.

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.

We are located in beautiful Northridge, California next to CSUN..

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

Is Entertainment Insurance A Product Or Service?

Entertainment update

Many people look at entertainment insurance as a commodity, like buying car or a piece of furniture.  Consequently, they become caught up in searching for the lowest price for the “product of insurance.”  Insurance is less of a commodity, and more of a promise or service.

Promise vs. product

Entertainment insurance is a promise from the insurer to cover your claim or loss per the terms of the policy.  What many people fail to understand is that policies or “promises” differ from company to company. If you never have a claim, then you do not know if the insurer will live up to the promise you think they have made.  However, if you do have a claim you want the promises kept.

That is where we come in.  As an agent, we help you understand the promises made, and work with you to make sure the insurer fulfills all promises.  We can also help you design a policy that fits your needs.

Here are few things to remember about insurance promises

  • Getting the right coverage is not the insurer’s responsibility–it is yours. You need to determine what limits, deductibles, and coverage you will need to cover your risk.  As an agent, we can help you through that process.
  • You may need special or unique coverage like foreign production, coverage for the cast or for special equipment. We are here to help you evaluate your risk.
  • Insurance companies differ. We can show you how insurers differ in regards to product and services.

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

 

Does My Small Production Company Need Entertainment Insurance

Competition is tough in the entertainment business and it may be even tougher for small independent productions companies. You need an insurance broker who understands your needs and responds to you with timely and accurate information.  We have access to all major companies and are experts in matching clients’ entertainment insurance needs with the best rated insurance companies and coverage.

As Entertainment Insurance Brokers, we act on behalf of our clients. We are an intermediary between the buyer and the insurance company in soliciting, negotiating, purchasing coverage and rendering services related to these functions.

Some of our services include

  • Perform a risk review for special hazards
  • Design specific entertainment coverage that addressees your needs
  • Forward the job award letter certificates to the production company
  • Manage all claims
  • Provide safety resources through insurers as needed

 Here are some of the entertainment risks we can cover

  • Cast insurance
  • Production errors & omissions
  • Films, theaters, events, sports and leisure, short term production and more
  • Foreign productions
  • Damage to props and other equipment
  • Copy write infringement
  • Intellectual property
  • Rented and leased vehicles
  • Animal mortality

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

 

Top Risks For The Entertainment Industry

Broadcaster Magazine recently ran an article outlining top risks in the entertainment industry. We thought it might be good to re-visit some of these. Rapid consolidation, expanding markets, emerging business models and growing consumer demand are taking center stage and creating real turmoil in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, Ernst & Young says.

The article points out many kinds of risk faced by the entertainment industry, but we thought we would focus on only on the top three, as we see them.

Asset protection risks including piracy and digital intellectual property rights.

Our Solution – Errors and Omissions, covers legal liability and defense for the production company against lawsuits alleging unauthorized use of title, format, ideas, characters, plots, plagiarism, unfair competition or piracy. Also, protects for alleged libel, slander, defamation of character or invasion of privacy. This coverage will usually be required by a distributor prior to release of any theatrical or television production.

Inability to control costs.

Our Solution – We have access to many of the top markets which creates competition and keeps your entertainment insurance costs down.

Increase climate toward litigation.

Our Solution – Comprehensive Entertainment Liability Insurance, which protects the production company against claims for Bodily Injury or Property Damage Liability arising out of filming the picture. Coverage includes use of all non-owned vehicles (both on and off camera), including physical damage to such vehicles. this coverage will be required prior to filming on any city or state roadways, or any location sites requiring filming permits.

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

 

Movie Insure Knows The Entertainment Business

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.

Our mission is to serve filmmakers with the best policies their dollar can buy. Our diversified staff utilizes state-of-the-art technology to make your entertainment insurance experience with us as effortless as possible. Simply put, we are “Independent Brokers/Agents” representing you the “client”.

“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
  • Copy write infringement
  • Intellectual property
  • Rented and leased vehicles
  • Animal mortality

 

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

We have over 60 years combined experience in the field of entertainment insurance. We focus exclusively on understanding the unique needs of motion picture, television, video, music and theatrical companies. Call us today for more information.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

Let Movie Insure Help You With Your Next Insurance Renewal

Entertainment Insurance Renewal

Your entertainment insurance is an important part of your risk management program. It is important to have the right insurance coverage, competitive pricing and the right insurer. We have found at least five factors that are important to manage when renewing your business insurance program.

An entertainment insurance program can include commercial property, auto, commercial liability, employment liability, workers’ compensation, professional liability and excess liability.

Insurance Renewal Tips

  • Provide complete information about your operation. Paint a picture that describes what you do and how well you do it. You have to sell the underwriter on what is different about your operation and how the insurance company needs to insure your risk, because you are above average.
  • Use an independent agent. We are best equipped to provide you with the best combination of coverage, price and service.
  • Combine your property, auto and liability with one insurer if possible. You will receive package discounts.
  • Have a well-managed safety program.

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!

Production E&O Insurance From Movie Insure

Multimedia Production Errors & Omissions Insurance protects the Production and/or Distribution Company from various lawsuits that allege a third party has suffered a loss. Some of the most common kinds of claims come from:

  • Libel, slander or other forms of defamation- Did the material damage someone’s reputation? Was there false or inaccurate information stated about someone?
  • Infringement of copyright- Did you use material, images, or a script without persimmon?
  • Unauthorized use of names, trade names, service marks, titles, formats, ideas, characters, character names, characterizations, plots, musical compositions, performances, slogans, program material or any similar material.

There are many types of actions that can cause a third party to sue you, your production company, individually or collectively. Having the right kind of entertainment insurance will protect you from incurring expenses–even if you are in the right.

Coverages available through the Entertainment E&O program include:

  • Limits up to $5,000,000
  • Coverage Term up to 3 years
  • Rights Period Endorsement up to 7 years
  • Title Coverage
  • Deductible options of 10,000 or 25,000

 

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.

We service the following states: Alabama. Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed here, please inquire anyway – we are growing!