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Cast and Crew Insurance

In 2014, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman sadly died whilst filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. However, the film was still released with the help of expensive post-production techniques. The additional costs to achieve the end production are covered by Cast & Crew Insurance.

Cast & Crew Insurance is designed to protect you against additional production costs and any committed costs that you’d be responsible for if a key individual were suddenly unavailable to work because of an accident, sickness or even death. Cast and Crew Insurance is very flexible cover – you can insure all the people who can’t be replaced, and you can opt to cover just the filming period or the run-up period too. The post-production period is covered automatically. You can also extend the cover to include “full non-appearance” – for reasons other than accident, sickness and death.

Who should I insure?

Think carefully when deciding who to insure. Think about the worst case scenario, as well as the leading artists/actors: what would it mean if the director, producer or principal camera operator were unavailable? Can they be replaced easily? There are often individuals aside from the actors who are critical to a production.

How do I put Cast and Crew cover in place?

Firstly, talk to us and we'll get the ball rolling.

Then the cast and key crew you insure will need a medical examination with an approved doctor. Until the medical reports are received and approved by the insurer, cover is on an "Accident Only" basis. In certain circumstances insurers may accept a "Statement of Health", providing the individuals are aged between 16 and 65 and are in good health. This would of course depend on the type of production - but it’s always worth asking. Talk to your broker about arrangements for any pre-existing medical conditions, pregnancy, hazardous activities/stunts involved in your production, or if the individual has to fly a plane.

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How Your Business Will Be Covered

Bloggers' & Influencers' Liability
Bloggers' & Influencers' Liability
Business Interruption Insurance
Business Interruption Insurance
Business Protection
Business Protection
Cast and Crew
Cast and Crew
Credit Insurance
Credit Insurance
Cyber Risks Insurance
Cyber Risks Insurance
Directors & Officers Liability
Directors & Officers Liability
Employers' Liability
Employers' Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Errors and Omissions Insurance
Errors and Omissions Insurance
Film Errors and Omissions
Film Errors and Omissions
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
Key Person Insurance
Key Person Insurance
Legal Expenses
Legal Expenses
Media
Media
Motor Insurance
Motor Insurance
Negative, Film & Videotape
Negative, Film & Videotape
Pensions and Benefits
Pensions and Benefits
Production Company Insurance
Production Company Insurance
Professional Indemnity
Professional Indemnity
Property & Equipment
Property & Equipment
Public & Products Liability
Public & Products Liability
Travel & Personal Accident
Travel & Personal Accident
Trustee Liability
Trustee Liability

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These guys are the only insurance people I will tolerate speaking to these days, as they are actual humans (with both a brain and a heart!) and offer very good packages too - they answer calls and emails promptly and when I had an issue recently with my bank were very helpful to get it fixed.

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La Playa's specialist Mediatech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organization. Our specialist policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk.

As a Lloyd's broker, La Playa has solutions for even the most complex risks, and our services also include Business Protection and Employee Benefits. But what does "Boutique Service" actually look like?

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Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities


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As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information


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A discreet and complimentary appraisal* to assess the risks and ensure you have the right coverage where you need it


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An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions


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Careful monitoring of the carriers’ financial strength, claims and customer service


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An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and why


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Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analyzed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies
*subject to insurer availability


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An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes, liabilities and territories


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Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down


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A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time.


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Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers


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Direct phone and email access to your adviser for questions and advice.


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Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember


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An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running, and driving through a swift financial settlement


...and more. La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge promises only the best,
ensuring that every client we work with is given utmost priority.
No call centres, hold music, hidden fees. with La Playa, you are our most important client.

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…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, always exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for media and digital
  • Independent, expert advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across US and UK
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Tracey McCreath ACII

Tracey McCreath ACII

HEAD OF MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & BROKING OPERATIONS

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