Professional Film and TV Insurance - Protect Your Equipment, Crew and Creative Assets.

At Midland, we understand the unique challenges and risks faced by the film and television industry. That's why we specialise in offering tailored and comprehensive insurance solutions designed to protect your projects from pre-production through to distribution. Our dedicated team of experts combines industry knowledge with insurance expertise to provide you with peace of mind, allowing you to focus on bringing your creative vision to life.

We are a leading provider of insurance for the film and television industry in Australia. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the specific needs of this dynamic sector, we are committed to delivering customised insurance policies that offer robust protection against a wide range of risks.

Our brokers have worked alongside many producers to insure some of Australia’s best known productions. So whether you're working on a commercial, TV series or movie, we can make sure you're covered from script to screen.

Why Insurance Is Important for the Film and Television Industry

The film and television industry involves complex logistics, expensive equipment, and large crews working in varied locations. Insurance is crucial for managing the financial risks associated with production delays, equipment damage, on-set accidents, and legal disputes.

By securing the right insurance coverage, you can safeguard your investment, ensure the well-being of your cast and crew, and comply with legal and contractual obligations.

Benefits of Our Insurance Policies

Tailored Coverage

We believe in a personalised approach. Our policies are crafted to meet the specific needs of your project, ensuring comprehensive protection.

Industry Expertise

With years of experience in the film and television sector, our team understands the intricacies of your industry.

Peace of Mind

Our comprehensive insurance solutions cover a wide range of risks, giving you the confidence to unleash your creativity without worry.

Support and Guidance

Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, from selecting the right coverage to assisting with claims.

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Coverage and Policy Inclusions

We offer a variety of insurance products designed specifically for the needs of filmmakers, production companies, and television broadcasters. Our policies cover:

Public Liability Insurance

This covers the legal liability for injury to third parties or damage to their property. It's crucial for any incidents that might occur on set or at the location involving the public.

Equipment Insurance

Provides coverage for damage, theft, or loss to valuable equipment like cameras, lighting and electrical equipment, props, sets and wardrobe. It can also be extended to include office contents whilst being used on the production.

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.

Cast / Film Producers Indemnity

This covers financial losses caused by a delay in production due to illness, injury, or death of key cast members. This is particularly important for productions where the schedule is tightly bound to the availability of these individuals.

Event Cancellation Insurance

If your production is unexpectedly cancelled or postponed due to circumstances beyond your control (e.g., extreme weather), this coverage can help recoup your expenses.

Travel Insurance

For productions that require travel, this covers losses due to travel interruptions, cancellations, medical emergencies, and other travel-related issues.

Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O)

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. Distributors in the USA will demand this cover.

Other covers may be required depending on your situation, including:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Automobile Liability Insurance
  • Livestock / Animal Insurance
  • Cyber Liability Insurance

Who Can Benefit

Whether you're working on a blockbuster movie, an independent documentary, a commercial, or a live television broadcast, Midland has the expertise and solutions to protect your project. Our policies are ideal for:

Producers and Production Companies

Protects against the unpredictable, covering everything from damaged equipment to unforeseen delays. For production companies, our insurance offers a foundation to manage budgets effectively, ensuring that unforeseen costs don't derail your project's success.

Directors and Crew Members

Insurance ensures that both are protected against personal accidents and liability claims. This coverage is crucial for maintaining morale and focus on set, knowing that their personal and professional risks are mitigated.

Post Production

Our insurance solutions extend to cover this critical phase, protecting against technical malfunctions, data loss, and other risks that could delay the release and add unexpected costs.

Producers and Production Companies

Protects against legal issues such as copyright infringement and defamation, which are risks during distribution. This ensures that the efforts to bring content to viewers are not hindered by legal obstacles.

Get Your Film and TV Insurance Quote Today

At Midland, we understand the unique needs of professionals in the film and television industry. Contact us today for a personalised consultation and discover how our tailored insurance solutions can protect your passion and investments.

You can either fill in the 'Request A Quote' form below, email us at, or give us a call on 1300 306 571. Our brokers are always up for a chat.

Midland are proud members and supporters of Screen Producers Australia and the Australian Screen Sound Guild.

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