Insurance for film and TV production
Film and television insurance from Superscript
Media production involves a specific, ever-changing set of risks. Superscript specialises in helping businesses protect themselves against emerging risks.
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As specialists in evolving risks, our policies are built to ensure that you have the flexibility you need to meet the insurance requirements of your projects.
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We know you've got more exciting projects to think about than insurance. That's why we've made things as simple as possible. With us, you can keep track of all your policies, together. And with Superscript, you'll always have one familiar point of contact, available by phone whenever you need anything.
We stay ahead of risk
The risk landscape is constantly shifting and technology dependant businesses are on the frontline. While some insurance providers struggle to keep up, our policies are designed with these new and emerging risks in mind. This includes cyber, ransomware and social engineering attacks, the threat of IP theft, patent trolls and defamation due to digital content.
What insurance do film and television production companies need?
The media industry is fast-paced, meaning that risks evolve, requiring cover to match. Below, we've summarised some of the most common covers required by media production companies.
Public liability insurance
From heavy equipment, to electrical wiring and discarded props, film and TV sets contain no end of potential hazards. And if members of the public are involved, the risk is even greater. In the unfortunate event that your business causes injury or property damage to a member of the public, public liability insurance will cover the legal and compensation expenses.
Intellectual property cover
Even with all the right clearance procedures, copyright and trademarks can sometimes slip through the net. Using images, music or other IP without permission can result in hefty legal fees and compensation costs. So, to avoid an unexpected bill, our IP cover will protect you from copyright infringement claims from others, as well as infringement of your own.
Cyber-attacks are on the rise, with half of UK businesses hit in the last year. The impact of a breach can be devastating, with system downtime, loss of confidential data and reputational damage to consider. Our cyber liability cover ensures both your data, and your liability for client data, are protected.
Media liability insurance
Your work is designed to make an impact, but what if it oversteps the mark? You could face allegations of defamation, emotional distress, plagiarism or failure to give credit or attribution of authorship. If that happens, media liability insurance will protect you, covering any legal fees and compensation costs.
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We had a breach and the insurance and legal support we got was invaluable. Superscript walked us through the whole thing including media and customer relations.
It was very quick and easy to claim. Our account manager replied within minutes, confirmed the details and we had the money in our account within 48 hours.
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