Short Term Theatre insurance now available Online through Front Row

Posted by David Hamilton on May 17, 2017 3:16:53 PM

Vancouver, Canada – May 19, 2017 -- Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their new short term online SOLO theatre insurance program.

This will allow producers of a live performance to obtain quotes for short term venue rentals and equipment in less than five minutes 365 days a year 24-hours a day. A policy can be purchased online and all associated documents can be downloaded in less than ten minutes. Given the flexibility of the online tool, theatre producers can purchase coverage on the day they need it. A large web development firm worked with Front Row to help bring the best product to market. 

Theatre insurancePolicy terms are for up to 4-weeks and coverage is provided anywhere in Canada. Equipment rental company and venue certificates are unlimited and provided for free. The certificates are delivered instantly. The program is available effective immediately across Canada. 

Get a quote in 2 minutes

The risks that can be covered are: rehearsing, producing or presenting a theatre, dance, opera or other live performance.

The Solo Insurance program can be purchased online with a credit card and can include the following coverage for up to 4-weeks with no minimum premium:

  • Up to $5,000,000 in General Liability Coverage
  • Optional Theatrical Property coverage for Equipment, Props, Sets, and Wardrobe
  • Additional Insured certificates for your venue(s) for no additional cost.

“Small start-up theatre companies are the future of the theatre industry and the future of our business,” said David Hamilton, President + CEO of Front Row Insurance. “We wanted to find a way to lower the cost to insure their projects as much as possible and deliver the coverage with a minimal effort and time. Our soft launch test phase resulted in excellent feedback from producers.”

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About: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent entertainment insurance broker that works on behalf of live entertainment producers to transfer their risks to insurance companies for the lowest possible cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that the producer receives the money that they are owed per the insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Paris.

David Hamilton, President
Ph: 604-684-3456

Topics: Live Show Insurance, Theater Insurance, production liability insurance for theatre

Elmo and Film Production Liability Insurance

Posted by Steve Beatty on Jul 20, 2015 10:53:00 AM

animation-bannerWhat could Elmo have to do with General Liability Insurance for Film Production?

A legendary Sesame Street character loved by generations of children. Along with Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, he is an icon whose scraggly red face will never be forgotten. All of this was called into question two years ago, however, when Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash was charged with sexually abusing a minor.

It has been a long and arduous battle in court, but on the heels of his final charges being dropped, it only makes sense to discuss how production liability insurance for television can protect projects from these kinds of charges.

First let us mention that most production liability insurance policies will exclude claims related to sexual abuse. This means that claims will not be paid and organizations where an employee has been charged will be left without protection. Our actONE program includes this coverage to protect the organizations only. The employee is not protected as illegal acts are uninsurable. Having said this we will cover all trial costs if he/she is found not guilty.

One of the other major features of the policy we provide is Public Relations Coverage. This foots the bill for any expenses incurred in hiring a public relations expert to manage the reputation damage that comes with sexual abuse claims.

So what can you do to protect your organization?

Firstly, criminal background checks are a great form of due diligence that can prove you were as careful as possible in the event of a law suit. We encourage them particularly where theatres offer educational workshops involving minors.

Lastly, for projects in theatre film or television,  if anyone under the age of 18 will be on set in the company of adults employed by you, it is crucial that you divulge this to your broker in advance.

We can’t protect against what we don’t know about, and in cases like this…

One error can break you.

Topics: production liability insurance policies, production liability insurance for films, Production Liability Insurance, production liability insurance for television, production liability insurance for theatre