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Subjects range from legal issues such as compliance and music licensing to Health & Safety and tax issues. We also cover technical topics such 3D production and filming with file based formats.

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Understanding Media Insurance (Salford)

Tuesday 12th March 2019 From: 6.30-9pm

BBC North
Quay House
MediaCity UK
M50 2QH

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Understanding Media Insurance

Evening workshop

Hosted by Media Insurance Brokers 
This evening workshop will give those attending a chance to ask any question whatsoever about insurance and learn something new! 

Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Location: BBC North, Quay House, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2QH

There will be an overview of the standard production insurance package, going through each of the covers and highlighting the main exclusions – explaining why they are there and how you can buy these back to avoid a loss that is not insured but could have been.

  • Looking at the various schemes and differences in cover and how you should budget for the premium.
  • Cast Insurance – this has been in the press recently so explaining what it is and why cast and crew need to compete Statement of Health forms.
  • There are many additional covers you can purchase (war & terrorism/political risks, kidnap & ransom, weather/delay cover) so I will explain when they are relevant and how they work.
  • Weather Delay insurance – previously it has always been expensive to buy this cover but due to new technology and now the ever smaller budgets and use of drones, this insurance is becoming more affordable for productions where weather does affect whether you can film or not.
  • US Liability Insurance can be confusing and often purchase without knowing what it means – so I will explain what the covers are in relation to the UK equivalents. Also explaining the importance of cover when employing a US whose travels outside the US.
  • Claims – making a claim, how to help your broker when submitting a claim so that we can help you receive settlement rather than a declinature. Explaining the main declinature and how these could have been avoided before the incident happened. Explaining how to insure personal kit of crew.
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance – what is it and why do we need it? Explaining the basic covers. E&O normally is purchased because you have to but a lot don’t actually know what it is for.
  • Motor Insurance – when do you need it? Making sure your crew have the correct cover. What is the difference between UK and US motor insurance.
  • Q&A session.

Cost: free to members and £33 to non members payable to PMA, Co-operative Bank, Sort code: 08.92.99 Account number: 65213803 using your name as reference if possible. 

Please email to reserve your place. 

Peter Suddell from Media Insurance Brokers
Peter has been an insurance broker for 22 years of which 16 years have been with Media Insurance Brokers.  He has many years of experiencing insuring a vast array of productions – documentaries, entertainment, comedy, feature films/drama, etc.  He loves insuring productions that are hard to insure!  He works out of the London office.

Jordan Neary from Media Insurance Brokers
Jordan has been an insurance broker for 5 years starting his career in Blackburn and then moving down to London 18 months ago to join Media Insurance Brokers.  Jordan currently looks after new business within the Corporate department looking after production company’s annual policies (Office, Travel, Cyber Liability, etc).


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PMA members benefit from the information and services that our sponsors can provide, while sponsors gain access to the upper echelon of Production Managers in the UK who are major purchasers for the industry.

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