Why insure your film through MG media?
Thursday evening at 6 p.m., Spa, Belgium, in a small pub close to the motor-racing circuit. The location for tomorrow's shoot. The film crew due to film an exclusive commercial for the famous luxury car brand Koenigsegg are meeting again for their last briefing. The director from the production company informs everybody that the manufacturer has expressly stated that they require comprehensive aerial photography. You managed to find a drone and a pilot at the last minute and they are coming directly to the set tomorrow. The camera we hired still has to be secured to the drone. The Safety Officer from the circuit is informed of the change in plans. "No problem," he says, "we just need a quick confirmation about the liability so that we can clear the flight and then you can start filming". Hold on – insurance? Is the film insured? Did we plan for aerial photography?
All questions it would be best to clear up right away or, better yet, yesterday. It's 4 p.m. and you can't get through to anybody at the insurance company. How can we sort this out? It will be too late tomorrow. Oh well – it'll be fine. A scenario many agents and film producers are no doubt familiar with.
We all make use of solutions that are not strictly professional from time to time, happy in the knowledge that it usually works out. Taking risks is par for the course in this line of work.
Then disaster strikes: The drone crashes, taking all of the rented equipment with it. The automatic return flight function malfunctioned because the batteries were running out. These things happen. The damage has been reported to the hire company and we paid an extra 15% for the sake of insurance cover; after all, better safe than sorry!
The claim has been rejected? Why? The equipment wasn't covered in the event that it was attached to drones or similar flying objects. Now who will pay for the EUR 66,000-worth of damage to the Red Dragon – shattered into a thousand pieces across the racetrack?
The solution? Work with us. We understand your industry, know the pitfalls and even continue to provide our excellent consulting services after 4 p.m. We act quickly and arrange insurance at short notice. Of course, we're also happy to confirm that everything is covered or produce a written confirmation of liability, even if it's five minutes before you start shooting on a Sunday.
All it requires is a little creativity – much the same as in your industry. Every script, cinematographic work or advertising shoot has its own features and therefore comes with its own risks, and we help you to cover these through film framework contracts for multiple productions or individual projects.
MG media is the insider's tip and the most flexible way of insuring your production.
We look forward to finding the right cover for your production.