Film and Television

Midland Insurance Brokers has extensive experience in insuring all elements of the film, television and photographic industries. Our brokers have worked alongside many producers to insure some of Australia’s best known productions.

Should you require a quotation for any of the above classes of film insurance, please complete our quotation form and return to our office.

Alternatively, please call us on 1300 880 768 or email [email protected] for a no-obligation, free assessment of your insurance requirements and a competitive film insurance quote.

Listed below is a brief summary of the various types of cover available.

Film Producers Indemnity

Provides a cover for the additional costs incurred due to death, disability, accident or illness of nominated personnel who are imperative to the continuation of the Production e.g. Director, Lead Cast, Director of Photography, etc. Cover indemnifies the production company. Nominated personnel are required to complete a satisfactory medical declaration form.

Content Media Risk

Covers additional costs incurred due to loss or damage to the negative/tape/media of the production. Also provides cover for the risks of faulty stock, camera and processing (where most claims occur) and damage or loss whilst in transit.

Public Liability

Protection is provided to the Insured for claims made against them for death, bodily injury and/or property damage to third parties as a result of the insured’s acts of negligence. Please note that subcontractors (freelancers, independent contractors, etc) are not automatically covered. Prior arrangement must be made with underwriters to cover the liability of sub-contractors.

Multi Risks

This section of the policy provides cover for accidental loss or damage to cameras, lighting and electrical equipment, props, sets and wardrobe. This Section can be extended to include office contents whilst being used on the production.

Extra Expense

Protects the production company for increased costs by reason of an interruption to Principal Photography caused by damage to property owned by the insured or for which the insured is legally liable. In other words, provides protection to cover the costs of delays caused by material damage to property.

Money

This Section covers money that the production company is responsible for in the course of making a production.

Errors and Omissions

Protects the production company and distributors for claims/suits for libel, slander, defamation, plagiarism, breach of copyright, invasion of privacy, theft of rights and includes the legal fees incurred in the defence of the claim. Clearance procedures and title report required. Distributors in the USA will demand this cover.

The above is a summary only. Other covers of course may be required including workers compensation, motor vehicle, personal accident (for voluntary workers), travel, marine, livestock, aviation and aviation liability.

Should you require a quotation for any of the above classes of film insurance, please email you’re your name, contact number and to [email protected] or alternatively complete

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