Cast and Crew Insurance

Cast and Crew Insurance

In 2014, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman sadly died whilst filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. However, the film was still released with the help of expensive post-production techniques. The additional costs to achieve the end production are covered by Cast & Crew Insurance.

Cast & Crew Insurance is designed to protect you against additional production costs and any committed costs that you’d be responsible for if a key individual were suddenly unavailable to work because of an accident, sickness or even death. Cast and Crew Insurance is very flexible cover – you can insure all the people who can’t be replaced, and you can opt to cover just the filming period or the run-up period too. The post-production period is covered automatically. You can also extend the cover to include “full non-appearance” – for reasons other than accident, sickness and death.

Who should I insure?

Think carefully when deciding who to insure. Think about the worst case scenario, as well as the leading artists/actors: what would it mean if the director, producer or principal camera operator were unavailable? Can they be replaced easily? There are often individuals aside from the actors who are critical to a production.

How do I put Cast and Crew cover in place?

Firstly, talk to us and we'll get the ball rolling. 

Then the cast and key crew you insure will need a medical examination with an approved doctor. Until the medical reports are received and approved by the insurer, cover is on an "Accident Only" basis. In certain circumstances insurers may accept a "Statement of Health", providing the individuals are aged between 16 and 65 and are in good health. This would of course depend on the type of production - but it’s always worth asking. Talk to your broker about arrangements for any pre-existing medical conditions, pregnancy, hazardous activities/stunts involved in your production, or if the individual has to fly a plane.

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“These guys are the only insurance people I will tolerate speaking to these days, as they are actual humans (with both a brain and a heart!) and offer very good packages too - they answer calls and emails promptly and when I had an issue recently with my bank were very helpful to get it fixed.”

George, La Playa business client


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You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Media & Digital

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Mediatech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation. Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk.

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We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for media and digital businesses
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Are we right for each other?

What sets us apart is the advice we offer: we really know our stuff. We listen, we analyse, we advise you on how to eliminate or mitigate your risk, and how to protect yourself against what remains. We may not be the cheapest option – so if an off-the-shelf policy and call centre queues work for you, be our guest. But if you need some advice on identifying your risk areas, how to structure your insurance most efficiently and effectively, and how to adapt it to the changing dynamics of your work or life – with hand-holding and close attention to detail - you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the family!

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