Film and Entertainment

We protect film and entertainment businesses against the devastating impact of lawsuits.

Our skilled underwriters specialize in structuring flexible coverages that address our clients needs.

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Lou Scimecca

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  • Admitted
  • Occurrence and claims made forms available
  • Coverage for producers, distributors, libraries, and acquisition & development
  • $20,000,000 Capacity
  • Advertising coverage for publicity and promotion of Scheduled Productions
  • “Damages” includes punitive and exemplary damages, where allowed by law, including most favorable venue language
  • “Insured” includes subsidiaries, leased or temporary employees and loan-out companies
  • Independent contractors/freelancers furnishing matter or services to the Named Insured can be covered at the discretion of the Named Insured
  • “Additional Insured” includes distributors, licensees, exhibitors, bond companies and financiers
  • No “hammer” clause governing settlement
  • Severability provisions
  • Worldwide coverage (where permissible by law)
  • Primary and excess coverage available
Products & Capabilities

“All-Risk” coverage agreement provides broad protection including but not limited to:

  • Defamation including emotional distress, outrageous conduct and prima facie tort
  • Invasion of privacy or publicity
  • Infringement of copyright, trademark, title, slogan and misappropriation of ideas under implied contract
  • Breach of a license to use a third party’s intellectual property
  • Breach of agreement to maintain the confidentiality of sources
  • Failure to attribute authorship or provide credit
  • Personal injury from the acquisition and gathering of matter to be disseminated
  • Unfair competition or conspiracy
  • Negligent supervision of an employee
  • Contextual errors & omissions coverage (including bodily injury and property damage)
  • Negligent transmission of a computer virus or malicious code in media
Optional Coverages
  • Business operations personal injury and intellectual property coverage for acts committed in the course of usual and ordinary business operations of the Insured (expands coverage beyond Scheduled Productions to “usual and ordinary business operations” and may fill potential coverage gaps left in CGL policy)
  • Cyber/Technology Services E&O
  • Joint Venture Coverage
  • Merchandising Coverage
  • Mitigation Expense Coverage
  • Prior Acts coverage
  • Professional Services E&O (for Miscellaneous E&O exposures)
  • Subpoena Defense Legal Expense
  • Term of Insurance Endorsement
  • Title and Music Coverage
World-Class Claims Service

AXIS’ industry-leading media claims expertise includes:

  • Dedicated in-house media claims attorneys
  • A network of top intellectual property and First Amendment law firms
  • Risk management and loss control programs available
This web page is for descriptive purposes only and does not provide a complete summary of coverage. Consult the applicable insurance policy for specific terms, conditions, limits, limitations and exclusions to coverage. Coverage may not be available in all states and jurisdictions. Coverage is underwritten by a member company of the AXIS group of insurance companies.