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When you are in the entertainment industry or running events, you need a specialist insurer to meet your specific needs. For more than 30 years, Chubb has delivered bespoke entertainment insurance products coupled with exceptional underwriting, loss control and claims service. As the entertainment and events industries become more ambitious and complex, we continue to develop solutions that address existing and emerging risks.

Film & TV

For more than three decades, Chubb has been underwriting film productions and staying apace with the new technologies of this changing industry. From film to video, analog to digital and SD to HD, we’ve provided protection to film producers over the years for myriad risks and exposures.

In an industry that’s increasingly high-tech and high-risk, those involved in film productions need an insurance company that genuinely understands their business.

We have covered productions such as films with Oscar winning actors and stellar budgets, to television programmes set in dangerous parts of the world. Our film productions policy provides essential insurance solutions for a wide variety of productions including:

  • Feature films
  • Television
  • Commercials
  • Animation
  • Documentaries
  • Corporate
  • Educational
  • Music videos
Our policy

Our wide ranging film production package policy protects the property associated with these productions such as videotape, animation artwork, office contents, props, sets and wardrobe. However, in addition we insure extra expenses arising from illness or injury to cast members, loss of money, theft, liability and errors and omissions. In short our film productions insurance is wide ranging and will protect the entirety of the production from start to finish.

Global capabilities

Wherever you are shooting or processing, Chubb is there to support you. With specialised entertainment underwriters in strategic film hubs around the world, Chubb’s global capabilities are unmatched. Our global offerings include:

  • Admitted insurance in many foreign markets
  • Local insurance for non-UK & Ireland producers
  • Insurance support for international co-productions
Services

Chubb has specialised claims representatives, located strategically throughout the world, who deal with film and other entertainment risks. We work to help find solutions to your problems and resolve claims as quickly and efficiently as possible. As always, they are backed by Chubb’s promise to pay claims within 48 hours of settlement. Chubb’s in-house risk specialists are also available to film producers when needed to help ensure peace of mind.

Photographic Equipment

Chubb has 15 years experience in insuring photographic equipment in response to the need for specialist cover for this industry. We are also affiliated with the Association of Photographers. Our bespoke package policy is available exclusively through Williamson Carson, the appointed brokers for the Association of Photographers and the broker experts in photographic insurance.

Our photographic equipment cover is designed exclusively for specialist photographers such as:
  • Advertising
  • Architectural
  • Corporate
  • Food and drink
  • Landscapes
  • Reportage
  • Travel
  • Wedding
We will cover you for:
  • Theft of or accidental damage to equipment, props, sets, wardrobe, portfolio and laptops
  • Accidental injury to any employee involved in a shoot
  • Damage to a third party’s property involved in the production
  • Theft of money
  • Increased cost of working
Here are two examples of mishaps that Chubb’s photographic equipment package policy has covered:
  • Whilst trekking in the jungle in West Papua to photograph a tribe, a client of ours had to cross a series of bridges to get to his destination. To cross a rickety wooden bridge he had to sit on it and inch slowly across. He lost his balance, and grabbed a strut on the side of the bridge only to find it was rotten. He ended up-side-down, but managed to save himself by hanging on with his knees. He lost his camera as it fell from around his neck and we replaced it for him.
  • On location in Trinidad, a reportage photographer placed his equipment into his vehicle to move a few hundred yards down the road. As he pulled away he realised that the rear door of the vehicle had swung open and some kit had fallen out. He immediately stopped the vehicle and went back to retrieve it only to find it had gone. He believed it had been stolen by a man who was watching him take the photos. We replaced all of his kit.

Clive Slattery
Industry Practices Manager
P: +353 1 440 1733
E: clive.slattery@chubb.com