FILM PRODUCTION INSURANCE

FilmGate Miami is committed to providing production support to independent filmmakers in South Florida.  Production insurance allows you to obtain city and state permits, rent professional equipment, protect yourself, your crew and your actors. It even covers rental cars. One of the benefits of being a FilmGate Miami member is the option to purchase production insurance at a heavily discounted rate.

The general liability limit is the standard one million. The price of the insurance package is $400 per project / date , which includes reshoots. FilmGate Miami production insurance covers:

  • Short films
  • Low-budget features
  • Music videos*
  • Web series
  • Low-budget commercials

*Some music video restrictions may apply.

Projects covered by our insurance must thank and credit FilmGate Miami with a logo slide.


FILMGATE MIAMI PRODUCTION INSURANCE FAQ

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET PRODUCTION INSURANCE?

  1. You must be a member of FilmGate Miami to take advantage of production insurance.  Become a member today.
  2. Have a budget of $15,000 or less for your project or be a licensed business or organization.
  3. You must pay a $400 flat fee for insurance. 

*If you are a member and wish to purchase insurance, scroll down to the bottom of this web page.

WHAT IS COVERED BY FILMGATE MIAMI PRODUCTION INSURANCE?

  • Negative film and video tape production
  • Faulty stock camera processing
  • Props, sets and wardrobe
  • Miscellaneous equipment
  • Third party property damage
  • Business personal property
  • Non-owned auto physical damage
  • Computer hardware
  • Resumption of operations

FOR HOW LONG WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY PRODUCTION INSURANCE access?

  • As a FilmGate member you have access to FilmGate Film Production Insurance for one-year till membership expires. Simply renew your membership to continue your eligibility. Each limited time Film Production insurance certificate has a starting price charge of $400 for members.

WHAT SHOULD I BE AWARE OF BEFORE APPLYING FOR PRODUCTION INSURANCE?

  • Make sure you are a licensed business or organization.
  • Certificate Issue dates MUST be 4 days prior to actual use of insurance ( sometimes its the the same day as shoot) 
  • Extra costs will apply for water and aircraft shoots. Some music video restrictions may apply.
  • Keep FilmGate updated with your shooting schedule & or location change.
  • We will only insure members and your membership privileges are non transferable.

I NEED FILMGATE FILM PRODUCTION INSURANCE IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS! WHAT DO I DO?

  • There will be a $100 LATE CHARGE assessed. A TOTAL of $500 for Members. $650 if not a member. Quickly Email. Info@film-gate.org - Subject line " Emergency Film Production Insurance" Include telephone # and best time to call. Make sure to have all your info ready. Property Owner / Location address and or Rental Establishment. Errors will delay issue of certificate. 

DOES FILMGATE MIAMI HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO REVOKE MY MEMBERSHIP AT ANYTIME?

  • Yes. FilmGate Miami values your business.  But misleading or falsifying information, harassment on set or other negligent behavior will not only jeopardize your production, but will also reflect poorly on our organization, in which case we reserve the right to revoke your membership privileges.

I'M A FILMGATE MIAMI MEMBER: HOW DO I PURCHASE PRODUCTION INSURANCE?

  1. Visit this page to pay the $400 production insurance fee via Paypal.
  2. Submit your production details using the form provided.
  3. You will receive a follow-up email regarding additional certificates of insurance.

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