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AOP Awards 2019 Call for Entries are open. Image Credit ©Phil Fisk

As you may be aware Williamson Carson works closely with the Association of Photographers. Enter the AOP Awards for your chance to be in the spotlight. These Awards remain the most prestigious and highly respected competition for professional and non-professional photographers worldwide. Being selected for the ‘Book’ and Exhibition is one of the greatest accolades …

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Production insurance in the USA

Insurance for production and photographic shoots in the USA

Insurance for Production and Photographic Shoots in the United States of America. Here’s some commonly asked questions that we often address for clients when undertaking photographic and production shoots in the USA. What is General Liability and Workers Compensation? If you are producing a shoot in the USA, it is worth remembering that the Americans …

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Insurance Production Companies

USA Production Insurance, Workers Compensation and Employers Liability

The USA, Production Insurance and Employers’ Liability. In this post, our managing director, Tom Carson explores some of the considerations when undertaking a photographic shoot or production shot in the USA. In particular Tom addresses some of the issues regarding employers’ liability  or what the Americans refer to as Workers Compensation Insurance. Workers Compensation, the …

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Cast Insurance

Cast Insurance for Production Companies

Cast Insurance for Production Companies. Who is responsible for the non appearance? An important consideration. Under the cast insurance section of your production insurance policy, it is important to establish whose is responsible for non-appearance on the shoot of essential personnel. Normally when an advertising agency is involved or if you are working to an …

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Photographic Insurance

New for Old Photography Insurance

Does your photographic equipment insurance provide new for old insurance protection? When insuring your photographic equipment, you should make sure that you have the equipment covered on a new for old basis. This is especially important should the photographic equipment become obsolete or out of date. You may wish to replace with state of the …

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Hired Photography Equipment

Hired Equipment Insurance for Photographers & Production Companies

What to consider when insuring hired photographic equipment? The thoughts from Tom Carson, Managing Director of Williamson Carson. Hired Photographic Equipment Insurance – 3 very important considerations: If you are hiring photographic equipment for your photography business, if it wroth checking whether you are paying for insurance with the hire company. The hire company insurance …

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Production film crew

Do production companies need employers’ liability?

As a production company, you may have very few permanent staff on the payroll, but you should still consider employers’ liability insurance.  But Why? Production Assistants and labour only sub contractors If on your shoot/production you are hiring assistants or labour only sub-contractors, they are normally considered employers of the shoot/production and would be covered …

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Commercial Producers Indemnity

Commercial Producers Indemnity during Winter Months

Commercial Producers Indemnity during Winter Months As we are approaching winter, photographers and film producers might want to consider extending their Production Insurance Policies from the normal Media Production Cover to the wider “Commercial Producers Indemnity”. Commercial Producers Indemnity covers non-appearance of crew/talent, essential equipment and props, sets and wardrobe, due to “Anything beyond your …

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Photography Awards

Association of Photographers Awards 2017

Fantastic evening last night at The Association of Photographers Awards 2017. Congratulations to all the photographer winners and those shortlisted. Highly recommend finding time to visit the The Old Truman Brewery before the awards close on the 16th October. #beyondthelens The BBC and The Guardian covered the event, and some of the images can be shown on …

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Do production companies need professional indemnity?

A shoot gone wrong, an unhappy client, an email from your client’s lawyer. Things don’t always go to plan. So, do production companies need professional indemnity? Professional indemnity is an insurance product designed to protect you and your production business. But what is professional indemnity insurance, and what does it really cover? What is professional …

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I've been dealing with Williamson Carson for over 20 years having been introduced to them through the Association of Photographers of which I'm a member. When I've had a claim, however complex, it has been dealt with quickly and efficiently and they very much work for you. They really understand the industry and just happen to be a great bunch of people to deal with.

– Larry Bray

Tom Carson & Williamson Carson have been my insurance brokers for over 15 years. The advice and cover they provides is both comprehensive and realistic. Tom's many years insuring the photographic and film industry means he is never fazed when I throw him last minute curve balls on shoots & on the 2 occasions I have needed my insurance it was dealt with swiftly & professionally. I highly recommend Tom and his team.

– Katy Niker, Burnham Niker