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Short Term Production Insurance


Coverage for a single production with a budget less than $1,000,000


Coverages Available | Eligible Productions | Eligible States | Glossary of Terms | Certificates | Questions & Answers  | Eligible Stunts
Program Summary

The only admitted program of its kind, the Short Term Production program enables productions with tight budgets to select only the desired coverages.  Available in all states.


The Short Term Production insurance program provides the full spectrum of insurance coverages at competitive premiums for productions with budgets less than $1,000,000 and duration up to 60 days.  For productions with budgets greater than $1,000,000, please apply in the Production Portfolio program.


Eligible Productions

There are over 50 types of eligible productions including commercials, music videos, short films, feature films, and webisodes. Eligible productions:

  1. Have a budget of no more than $1,000,000;

  2. Shoot only in the US or Canada;

  3. Do not have any Live Gangster Rap Music or Hard-Core/Soft-Core Porn.

The Short Term Production insurance program quotations are usually sent within 10 minutes after receipt of application during business hours, the ability to split coverage days, access to your policy information, and the facility to issue certificates of insurance on-line.


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Declare Animals, Stunts, Precision Driving, Pyrotechnics to Existing Policy





Coverages Available




  Inland Marine


  Rented Equipment, Owned Equipment, Props, Sets and Wardrobe,

  Negative & Faulty Stock, Third Party Property Damage, Extra Expense,

  Office Contents, Cast and more.



  General Liability


  General liability (including increased limits).

  Stunt Buyback.






  Automobile Liability, Physical Damage.



  Travel Accident



  Travel Accident for Guild Members and Non-Guild Members.



  Workers Compensation



  Available in: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI,

  MO, MN, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, PA, TN, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV.

  In addition, for clients located in the above states, locations can now be added for

  operations that occur in the following 8 states: AK, DE, HI, MA, OR, RI, SD, WI.



  Excess Liability



  Up to $5m (Total policy limits available up to 10,000,000).


Cast Extra Expense  
Cast extra expense is now available for production programs. Coverage options include blanket coverage with sickness (no medicals required), blanket coverage without sickness, and family bereavement.
Cast limits available are 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of Gross Production Cost.
Stunts, Animals, Precision Driving, Drones, Pyrotechnics
Stunts, animals, precision driving, drones and pyrotechnics scenes are now available as a buyback option for the Production programs.  Read more...
Animal Injury, Sickness & Death
Animal Coverage includes sickness, injury and death and is available for any type of animal.
Multiple scenes can be declared to a single production.
Rail Road Protective Liability

Coverage for productions & contractors on or near railways.  Read more...

Eligible Production Types


"The Making of" Videos Infomercial SAG Modified Low Budget
Animation Instructional Video Sales Video
Commercial Live Action Shot Short Film
Community TV Interview Miscellaneous Production Soap Opera
Corporate Video Motion Picture Spec Commercial
Demo Reel Shoot Music Video Spec Production
Digital Video Non Airing Pilot Television Pilot
Direct Sale Videos Photography Shoot Television Series
Director's Reel Pick-up Shoot Television Special
Documentary Point of Sale Video Thesis Film
Editing Post-production Trailer
Educational & Training Film Pre-production Training Video
Experimental Film Promotional Video Video Biography
Feature Film Public Access Program Video Game Shoot
Festival Reel Public Service Announcement Video Location Survey
Film Promotion Reality Based TV Show Video Shoot (Miscellaneous)
Independent Feature, Low Budget SAG Experimental  
Industrial SAG Limited Exhibition  




Coverages referenced on this website may not be available in all territories and may vary depending on the exposure. Minimum premiums may vary by

State. Coverages and services described in this website are generally stated for the purpose of promotion. The material does not modify or amend the

terms, conditions, or coverages of any policy. Please ask your Supple-Merrill & Driscoll, Inc. representative to explain coverage details, exclusions, limits

or other provisions of any insurance policy.



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