Tag: film

How to avoid risks – top tips for photographers to keep business running smoothing & accident free

We are always going to be here for you if you need insurance, but what steps are you taking to avoid getting into a sticky situation in the first place?  Here’s our checklist of things to do to avoid expensive and time consuming mistakes:  Carry out a risk assessment for your working environment. Identifying your …

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Everything you need to know about insuring hired equipment

Calling all photographers and production companies! Did you know? When hiring equipment from a hire company, you are responsible for insuring said equipment. That insurance must include 13 weeks ‘Loss of Hire’ cover, which compensates the hire company for lost income should the equipment be unavailable for hire due to loss or damage whilst in …

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How much is enough? Everything you need to know about Public Liability

Did you know that public liability is usually triggered by negligence. A Tom & Jerry style slip on a banana peel? Falling on a wet surface? A cup of tea knocked over a client’s laptop? These could all result in a claim.   Public liability protects businesses of all sizes, across all industries. It covers any …

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Post pandemic cover

With a reported 99% of photography businesses affected by Covid-19, our industry has been hugely hit. We understand the uncertainty, fear and frustration felt by photographers. During the course of the last two years many photographers thought it prudent to reduce their insurance cover on their equipment and/or their liabilities. Clearly this made sense as …

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Stunts and special extras in film and advertising production

Insurance for film and advertising production will cover the basics of; injuries on set, equipment damage, copyright claims, and any car operated for the production. There is, however, a whole range of special policies you may need to add onto your short term or annual insurance policy to keep your production covered.   These special policies …

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How to get seen in the world of advertising production

With so many different avenues available to budding filmmakers and directors trying to get noticed in the world of advertising it can be daunting knowing where to start. Here’s our run down of the effective ways of being seen if you’re in the world of advertising production. It’s worth noting that these principles are the …

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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