Tuesday, October 2, 2007

"Things..." episode 004.

004: Insure a shoot.

It was bound to happen eventually. I asked for permission to shoot at a location. The people in charge of that location said, "sure, you just need a million dollars of liability insurance."

A little web research revealed...
  1. A liability insurance policy for ten days of low-budget filming only costs five hundred dollars.
  2. That policy will not cover real guns and blank ammunition.

Crap.

I could have asked the price of big-budget filming insurance, but I figured that would open a whole 'nother can of worms. We'll just work around any real gunplay while we're shooting insured.

The low-budget policies I looked at also exclude stunts and pyrotechnics. So if you're looking to insure a movie shoot, plan accordingly. If you're ready to start shopping for a policy for your project, check out CSI Entertainment and Film Emporium.

3 comments:

Nick T said...

dude. you work for a malpractice insurance company! you shoulda known it'd be disgustingly expensive to insure anything except visiting your grandma. ha!

i hope it all went well, and i hope you're feeling better!

cheers!
nick

Kester Pelagius said...

This will probably sound terminally stupid but, hey, you don't learn if you don't ask.

Can't you get a waiver or something?

Chance Shirley said...

Not sure exactly what you mean by "waiver." Could you be more specific?