Production film crew employers liability

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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Production Companies Professional Indemnity

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 …

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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