Logically, all production companies involved in a filming project have to have one or more insurance policies covering any risks in the different production stages. Many companies and institutions related to the world of cinema require proof of such policies before granting permits or providing services.
So-called civil liability insurance covers all possible damages that the production personnel may cause to third parties. It can be obtained from a local or foreign company, but should always be valid from the beginning of production to the end of post-production.
It is also common to have recorded material or negative insurance, which covers any damage or loss affecting the film negatives during filming, the different processing stages, storage and transportation. Production companies can also take out another kind of insurance policy in order to protect the different resources used during the project, such as sets, costumes, animals, cameras, etc.
Taking out such insurance is a complex matter that varies according to each production’s magnitude and individual characteristics. SCFC therefore recommends dealing with insurance companies accustomed to working with the audiovisual industry.