Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why Insure Animals During Your Production

The use of animals as onscreen performers creates many interesting legal, risk and insurance issues for production companies. Animals are used in almost every kind of production including; movies, advertising, documentaries, print and more.

Technology has allowed production companies to use fewer animals such as; the 2011 movie The Rise of The Planet of The Apes starred no real animal’s actors. In addition animal rights groups have continued to urge film makers to follow current rules regarding the treatment of animals during production.

Can You Insure Animals?

Animal Mortality insurance will pay an agreed value for your animal if it dies from any accidental or natural cause. This coverage protects you against loss as a result of a variety of perils, including fire, lightning, windstorm, hail, theft, collision, upset while in transit, accidental shooting, and drowning.  Plus, it pays the agreed value of the animal actor if death was caused by one of the perils listed on the policy.


The staff at John Hart Insurance has over 60 years combined experience in the field of entertainment insurance.  We focus exclusively on understanding the unique needs of motion picture, television, video, music and theatrical companies.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Does Your Entertainment Business Need an Insurance Review?

Benefits of a Business Insurance Review

Every Entertainment company, at some time, should have their entertainment insurance reviewed by an independent insurance agent like John Hart Insurance. If it has been more than a year since your last review, now may be a good time. We review all our clients’ insurance needs on a regular basis. There are many benefits to an insurance review including:
·         Prices change and a review can determine if you are getting competitive rates on your insurance.
·         Your coverage needs may have changed and your policy should reflect these changes.
·         There may be new insurance companies to which we have access.
·         Laws and regulations are changing and may require a different kind of insurance

Why Review My Entertainment Insurance?
  • We have identified a number of questions that might indicate your business insurance is out of date.
  •  Did you purchase any new equipment?
  • Are you planning any foreign productions?
  • Do you have new talent on contract?
  • Are you involved in any new partnerships?
  • Have you seen an increase in your claims?
  • Do your vehicles cross state lines?
  • Have you experienced growth?

We live in interesting financial times and making sure we save money wherever we can is very important. Having us preform an insurance review might just be what is needed to protect your assets while putting money back in your pocket.


The staff at John Hart Insurance has over 60 years combined experience in the field of entertainment insurance.  We focus exclusively on understanding the unique needs of motion picture, television, video, music and theatrical companies.  This knowledge base allows us to structure an insurance program specifically for each client that will be a balance of the best coverage and most economical solutions to help them manage the risks inherent to their unique businesses.