Film & Television Insurance

Film & Television Insurance

Production | Post Production | Promotion & Distribution | Film & TV Production

Have you been paying lip service to insurance? Now’s the time to engage!

In the production business, time is so often of the essence - insurance for film and television isn’t just about processing a claim, it’s about thinking laterally to solve challenges and problems fast. By supporting you with specialist film and television insurance cover and sound risk management advice, La Playa can help you do a great job in protecting your business.

Filmmaking and television production presents a very specific set of risk exposures – and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally.

At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

Why work with a specialist broker for Film & Television Insurance?

  1. We understand the risks and pressures you face – we speak your language
  2. You’ll get the right cover where you need it – and NOT where you don’t
  3. You’ll feel supported with expert advice to help you make the right insurance decisions
  4. Our specialist ‘umbrella’ policies are designed to prevent gaps and expensive duplications between policies

What if...

  • An artist is injured during a shoot?
  • A key actor cancels?
  • Rushes get lost or corrupted after a computer crash?
  • Equipment, merchandise or cash are stolen or damaged?
  • You're accused of a copyright breach?

We can help with:

  • Commercial Producers' Indemnity including re-shoot costs
  • Film Producers' Indemnity
  • Film Errors & Omissions in case you run into trouble with clearances, copyright, unauthorised use... 
  • Professional Indemnity insurance to cover financial loss if you fail to deliver
  • Property: cover for computers, kit, offices, props, stock
  • Cyber Risks: cover against cyber threats and data loss that affects your income or reputation
  • Business Interruption: protects income streams during physical and technological disruptions (fire, flood, power & telecommunications failure, prevention of access to a venue)
  • Public, Product & Employers' Liabilities: covers compensation payments arising from damage to third party property or personal injury
  • Travel: trip cancellation, medical expenses, passport replacement, loss of baggage
  • Cast & Crew: cover for additional production costs if a key individual is suddenly unavailable to work (accident, sickness or even death).
  • Transit Insurance: protecting valuable kit on the road
  • Key Person Assurance: cover against financial loss if a key production team member is unable to work
  • Employee Benefits: pensions and benefits to help you attract & retain top talent

We understand you so well, we’ll complete the form for you if you prefer! Let’s talk…premiums start at £1,000 + tax.
 

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Quick Background on Employment Practices Liability

What were the tribunal fees for?

In 2013, the government introduced employment tribunal fees. These were intended to reduce the number of spurious or malevolent claims, following a rise in such cases which were harming businesses.

Tribunal fees reduced the number of cases brought against employers by almost 80% in three years.

What's changed?

This summer the Supreme Court ruled these fees to be unlawful, arguing that they impeded fair access to justice. The fees have been scrapped, and the government is having to repay £32m to claimants.

How does this affect my business?

We expect the number of cases brought against employers to rise substantially - and possibly exceed the pre-2013 levels - as a result of the ruling.

This means employers are facing substantial increases in legal and compensation costs for such cases.

How do I stay protected?

If you don't yet have cover in place, talk to us and we can arrange this for you. It's usually an extension to your Directors' and Officers' liability insurance.

If you already have EPL (Employment Practices Liability) insurance in place, then now is the time to review the limits on your policy, and ensure you have sufficient provision for legal and compensation costs.

Ready to work with us?

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.

In-house IFA

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
     
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Tracey McCreath ACII

DIRECTOR, MEDIA, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200655

Email: tracey.mccreath@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @TraceyatLaPlaya