Storm Damage and your Media Insurance Policy

Posted by David Hamilton on Dec 15, 2014 1:15:30 PM

Now that the storm is over it is time to check your media insurance policy.

After it is confirmed by authorities that  it is safe to go outdoors, you can begin to assess any potential damage. If you have property damage, you should report your claim as soon as possible. The Travelers Insurance company recommends, the more information you can provide when you report the loss, the better they can begin their response. However, if you have missing information but have sustained damage, please report your claim in any event.

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  1. Stay inside and make sure everyone is safe. Stay tuned to the radio or television until an official "all clear" is given (if you were evacuated, return home only after authorities advise it is safe to do so.
  2. Avoid downed power lines. Never touch anything in contact with power lines, including water or water puddles that may be near the downed power lines.
  3. Protect property from further damage. Board up broken windows at your production office, studio or filming location to protect against vandalism or additional weather damage. Arrange for reasonable temporary repairs
  4. Keep accurate expense records. Save bills and materials receipts from your temporary repairs. (Do not make permanent repairs until the insurance adjuster has reviewed the damage.) Also, keep accurate records of other expenses incurred.
  5. Separate and inventory the damaged property. Write a list of any damaged contents. Include the item description, name of the manufacturer, the brand name, age, the place and date of purchase, if known. Use any photographs, videotapes or personal property inventories you may already have to help

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If you have any questions about your media liability insurance policy, please call us aFront Row Insurance Brokers – the film insurance experts.

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Storm damage and your film production insurance policy

Posted by David Hamilton on Dec 15, 2014 9:34:00 AM

Some film productions shooting on location have recently experienced  heavy rainfall and strong wind. Storm damage can be mitigated by your film production insurance policy. Some areas of  B.C. have experienced flooding, the partial collapse of a seawall, and local state of emergency declarations.

We are  monitoring impacted communities and want to provide you with resources that can help you and you and your film crew assess and recover from damage. Read on for personal and business storm recovery tips and tools from Travelers Insurance:

• Make sure everyone is safe. 
  Stay tuned to the radio or television until an official "all clear" is given. If you were 
  evacuated, return home only after authorities advise it is safe to do so. 

• Look for broken glass and sharp objects and avoid downed power lines. 
  Never touch anything in contact with power lines, including water or puddles that may be 
  near the downed lines.

• Have a qualified individual check for gas leaks or electrical system damage. 
  Report those problems to the utility companies right away.

• Protect your property from further damage. 
  Arrange for reasonable temporary repairs. Board up broken windows to protect against 
  vandalism or additional weather damage. Take photos of the damage and save all bills 
  and materials receipts. (Do not make permanent repairs until the insurance adjuster has 
  reviewed the damage.)

• Throw out questionable food. 
  Discard any food that has come in contact with contaminants, such as flood water or 
  smoke. If the power is out, make sure to leave the freezer and refrigerator closed to keep 
  food cold for as long as possible.

• Report your claim immediately. 
  The sooner you call your insurance carrier, the sooner they can help. Be sure to speak to 
  a claim professional before hiring a contractor to make permanent repairs. When 
  choosing a contractor, select one who is licensed.

• Refuel portable generators with caution. 
  Turn off the generator and let it cool down before refueling. Fuel spilled on hot engine 
  parts could ignite.

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If you have any questions about your policy, please call us at Front Row Insurance Brokers – the film insurance experts.

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Front Row is Proud to be a Silver Sponsor of Whistler Film Festival

Posted by Meghan Stickney on Dec 4, 2014 12:22:38 PM

Come visit our booth in the Whistler Conference Centre during the Whistler Film Festival. We are giving away $50 coupons for our new online short shoot program.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

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