Tag: Production

Q&A with Williamson Carson’s Matt Whinney 

We caught up with Williamson Carson Director Matt Whinney to hear his insights on industry trends and pitfalls, and a very unusual request.  How long has Williamson Carson been serving the photography industry?  Just 37 years now – and counting. The industry has evolved dramatically during that time, how do you ensure you keep up …

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Insurance & your photography team; the low down

Assistants, runners, freelancers, permanent staff, we all know there’s a wide range of people working in the image making world. When it comes to a photographers’ liability insurance, exactly who is and isn’t covered?  The terminology around staffing can be quite confusing, we are here to clear up any misunderstanding. For insurance purposes, people working …

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Film photography is back, but what effect is it having on the creative process?

We caught up with our friends at Artistry to explore the trend of using film photography over digital, and hear about some of the challenges and advantages it’s bringing to the industry.  What new trends are you seeing at the moment?  Film has become fairly standard for editorial and personal projects for some time now. …

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Short term versus annual production insurance, high risk and health & safety considerations

One question production companies must ask themselves is whether to opt for one-off Short term production insurance or Annual production insurance cover.  The Answer really depends on your situation and how many productions you manage each year.  For producers who might shoot one of two projects a year, or may not know how many productions …

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What are the main risks faced by production companies?

We understand that productions vary wildly, whether you’re producing adverts, television programmes or film, there are always many moving parts. The one common feature is the motivation to get the job done without a hitch.  Juggling equipment, cast, crew and locations often leads to challenges along the way. Having robust production insurance in place offers …

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Insurance for Production and Photographic Shoots in the USA

If you’re planning a photographic shoot or production that will take place in the US, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions which will help you be well prepared and keep your business running smoothly.  If you have a production or shoot in the USA (or Canada for that matter), it is worth remembering that …

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Cast insurance for production companies – an important consideration

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 …

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What is ‘old for new’ insurance?

A short but extremely important phase – we all know how important it is that your photographic kit is working efficiently at all times. In order to replace obsolete or out of date equipment with the latest, state of the art models, make sure you insure your photographic equipment on a new for old basis.  …

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Why would a production company need employers’ liability?  

There is often much confusion about why, as a production company with few permanent staff, you might ever need employers’ liability insurance. We are here to guide you through this, because getting these details right can save you time, money and crucially, keep your business running smoothly.   Production Assistants and labour only sub contractors Production …

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What is ALL RISKS photography insurance?

Details are everything with insurance! We care about getting the right cover for you, so today we’ll explain what ‘All risks’ photography insurance actually means.  Simply put, an All risks policy provides broad cover – for any loss, damage or destruction, unless specifically excluded.    The alternative to All risks policy is the more traditional ‘specified …

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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