Taking on a new project of any length is always a big commitment whether you are new to the scene of producing or are a seasoned filmmaker with years of experience in your pocket. When you commit to a film, television series, commercial, or other projects, it is your job to ensure that your actors, crew, equipment, film location, props and wardrobe are well guarded against the range of liabilities that you face as a member of the entertainment industry. It is essential that you acquire enough coverage to keep all your valuable assets protected. But what if you expect that your film will only take a few weeks or even just a short number of days to complete? You might find yourself tempted to cut costs and forgo insurance altogether.
Short film production insurance is essential for short or day shoots to help offset the cost of potential lawsuits and provide a financial safety net for if anything should go awry and result in the damage or losses of rented or owned equipment indispensable to the production of your project. It might not always be required by law (although many renters or leasers will need you to carry a base amount of coverage) but temporary production insurance can mean the difference between forcing you to abandon your day shoot midway through its making or bringing it to completion.