What happens when a cast member is too ill to shoot? Under the cast insurance section of your production insurance policy, it’s crucial to establish who is responsible for non-appearance of essential personnel on a shoot.
If an advertising agency is involved, or if you’re working to an APA contract, the advertising agency or client is responsible for any non-appearance of the cast, while the production company is responsible for the non-appearance of essential production crew.
There can be some grey area as to who is deemed essential to a shoot for the production company. The production company’s cast policy will cover the non-appearance of those people who are paid by the production budget. If you feel you might be responsible for the non-appearance of personnel who are NOT in your production budget, make sure you discuss and agree this in advance with your production insurers.
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