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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 and 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 including Oscar winning actors and big budgets, as well as television programmes shot in dangerous parts of the world. Our film production policy provides essential insurance solutions for a wide variety of productions including:

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

Cover

Our wide ranging film production package policy protects against filming risks. It also encompasses production media, animation artwork, equipment, props, sets and wardrobe. However, in addition we insure extra expenses arising from illness or injury to cast members, damage to technical kit, theft, liability and errors and omissions. In short, our film production insurance is wide ranging and will protect the entirety of the production from start to finish.

Global capabilities

Wherever you are shooting or processing, we are there to support you. With specialised entertainment underwriters in strategic film hubs around the world, our global capabilities are unmatched. These offerings include:

  • Admitted insurance in many foreign markets
  • Local insurance for non-UK 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 our promise to pay claims within 48 hours of settlement. We provide in-house risk specialists that are also available to film producers when needed to help ensure peace of mind.

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Photographic equipment

Chubb has 25 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

Cover

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

Claims examples

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.

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Event Cancellation

Chubb has extensive experience in Event Cancellation Insurance.  Our policy protects against losses resulting from the cancellation, interruption or postponement of an event which is beyond your control.  Every event is unique and we have the ability to tailor each policy to the particular needs of each occasion and client.  Protection can be provided for loss of expenses or revenue.  In addition, our policy will pay the extra expense incurred by you to prevent the cancellation, interruption or postponement of an event.

Cover

Cover is available to any party that could suffer a financial loss if an event is cancelled, ranging from event organisers, promoters and sponsors, as well as owners of venues, hoteliers, and souvenir manufacturers.  We can insure indoor or outdoor events anywhere in the world, from an indoor conference/exhibition to a global car rally.

We have previously been associated with some of the world’s most prestigious sporting and entertainment events.  Even the best planning and preparation cannot take account of the unexpected.  Event Cancellation losses have been experienced in the past due to a myriad of reasons, including: adverse weather conditions affecting both indoor and outdoor events; non-appearance of essential individuals; terrorism; strikes; civil commotion; communicable disease; volcanic ash; property damage (e.g. fire); stage collapses; national mourning; police intervention; gas leaks; and failure of electrical supply (black-out).

Services

Chubb’s claim service, backed by our financial strength, is consistently acknowledged as one of the best in the market.  With access to loss control specialists with in-depth knowledge of the events industry and the risks involved, claims are resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Entertainment & Events Factsheets

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