Insurance may be one of the last arrangements you make in your production, but it is for certain one of the most important. Done properly, it can mean all the difference in executing a safe, smart, and profitable production.
In this panel, we bring perspectives from production executives and risk management & insurance professionals to explore real-life production disasters – ranging from weather delays to death of cast family members to #MeToo related turnover and reputation damages – and how you can learn from these incidents and prevent them (or at least contain their consequences). You’ll also learn how the standard coverage provisions that come with an “off the shelf” policy can be customized to better protect your production, your cast & crew, and your creative vision.
Bob Jellen, Managing Director, HUB Entertainment Insurance
The popularity of the documentary genre has grown exponentially over the last two decades, due in large part to producers’ willingness to push the boundaries of the form. Re-enactments, animation and a variety of experimental and hybrid styles have taken their place alongside the more traditional observational and verité formats, leading to an unprecedented renaissance of non-fiction storytelling.
How does the producer’s choice of subject matter affect their choice of format, and vice-versa? What implications does formal innovation have for the producer’s ability to communicate a subject’s truth? And what impact have these new approaches had on the market for documentaries?