Midland offers a wide variety of services, from personal and risk insurance, through to property and business and even travel insurances. Whatever you need to secure, Midland has the product for you. Simply click on anyone of the listings to the right to be taken to the appropriate page. Or you can contact us for a no obligation quote or excellent advice on whatever it is you require.
Our brokers have worked alongside many producers to insure some of Australia’s best known productions. So whether you're working on a commercial, full-length TV series or movie, music video or coporate video, we can make sure you're covered from script to screen. We have extensive experience in insuring all elements of the film, television and photographic industries.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) now requires anyone who intends to fly a drone for business purposes to gain a RPA Operator Accreditation, unless a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) is already held. In addition, CASA have also mandated that any drones flown for business or as part of your job will need to be registered with CASA.
Accreditation and registration for commercial drones is required by 20th January 2021. Accreditation is free and valid for 3 years, drone registration is free until June 2021 and valid for 1 year. From 28 January 2021, fines up to $11,100 can be issued for unregistered commercial drones and unaccredited drone operators.
Our brokers have worked alongside many producers to insure some of Australia’s best known productions. So whether you're working on a commercial, full-length TV series or movie, music video or corporate video, we can make sure you're covered from script to screen. We have extensive experience in insuring all elements of the film, television and photographic industries.
For more information about insurance for the film & TV industry, you can read our 'Guide to Film & TV Production Insurance' here, and our short blog about the importance of public liability insurance for film & TV sub-contractors here
Should you require a quotation for any of the above classes of film insurance, please complete our quotation form and return to our office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Section covers money that the production company is responsible for in the course of making a production.
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.