Media and Entertainment

There's No Business like Show Business
The media and entertainment industry has never been larger and more complex, encompassing high degrees of risk, unpredictability, and potential liability. Crawford will partner with you and lead the coordination of any entertainment claim. We can organize and moderate all of the conflicting points of view and requirements, including those of production partners, financing partners, property and rentals, agents, and lawyers, among others.

Production is a Perishable Commodity
Crawford understands the speed with which entertainment claims must be handled. Productions operate on schedules that often cannot be changed significantly, so responding with speed and sensitivity to the needs of financial, logistical, and emotional concerns is part of our modus operandi.

Film, Theatre, and Television Production
The underwriting of media productions is one of the most sophisticated and specialized areas of insurance. The issues are exciting and unpredictable; simple factors of talent, weather, scheduling, crowd control, equipment, and constantly evolving financial structures make risk management in this area extremely challenging. As production becomes increasingly global and joint ventures, partnerships, and cross-collateralization make risk more complex, it is more critical than ever to have professional partners who fully understand complex claims and losses and who have the resources to deal with the myriad of issues involved.

The Star Did Not Show Up
Crawford Media and Entertainment professionals have direct experience with problems just like this, or a typhoon that destroyed all the sets on location, or where a financial partner has pulled out. Our technical adjusters understand how personality-driven and time-sensitive these situations are, and how, like dominos every single piece affects every other one. In addition to working with major stars on both major studio and independently financed pictures, we have managed some of the industry's largest individual property claims and have mediated the losses on two of the largest grossing motion pictures of all time. We have assessed claims and damages for underwriting large, live events and theatrical productions.

Our group has directly assessed and adjusted claims in many areas of media and entertainment including:

  • Cast insurance
  • Contingency
  • Errors and omissions
  • Extra expense
  • Film set property damage
  • General liability
  • Office and studio risks
  • Stage property damage

Casino and Gaming
This specialized area of the entertainment industry has a series of underwriting challenges. We provide loss adjustment for operations of all types, including riverboats, dockside, land-based, and sovereign nation casinos. Our teams have experience and expertise in the specifics of gaming, surveillance, and electronic data processing equipment. We have adjusted losses in personal liability, structural failure, and class action lawsuits.

For more information, contact a Crawford GTS representative below. Or contact a GTS adjuster directly, by visiting www.crawfordgts.com and selecting CV Search.

Geoff B Piggot
Chief Executive Officer
Global Technical Services
T: +44 207 265 4096
M: +44 7387 109924
E: geoff.piggot@crawco.co.uk