Insurance is one of those things that you don’t realize how important it is, until that moment when you need it and don’t have it. Having someone to steer you through the complexities and pitfalls of insurance related to film, video and photography is especially important. Production often faces unique challenges. Each shoot is different, and with each comes a unique set of risks, and necessary financial protection from those risks. Taylor and Taylor is one of the most respected and experienced companies in the business. Raymond and Scott Taylor have built an insurance company from the ground up. With word of mouth, exceptional service, and putting together a first class team, they have seen their company grow from a NY only enterprise, to a national company with offices in NY, LA and Georgia.
In the entertainment field their areas of expertise includes: Film Video Production and Post Production, Equipment Rental, and Still and Media Photographers. Though each of these business models are different they have certain financial risks in common. Whether you are shooting a commercial, feature film, tv show, or doing a still shoot you often have a complex combination of talent and crew, varied on location scenarios, interacting with private property and the public. Often times this involves expensive equipment, large numbers of people and countless unforeseen circumstances. In all these situations a well constructed insurance coverage plan is as important to the overall success as is your cast, crew equipment, script etc.
For example, think of how much time and effort might go into to producing just one scene of a motion picture or tv show, and then for some reason the original film stock or video gets damaged. Then what? Or what of all the possible ways that damage could happen to private property when so much is going on with lights, cameras, crews etc. Also there is always the possibility of damage or theft of equipment, and the list of unforeseen situations is endless. The solution? A well thought out and well constructed insurance program; a program that meets the specific needs of your project.
Since 1956 Taylor and Taylor have been successfully involved in the insurance business. Almost from the beginning they have been actively involved with the production and entertainment industries. They have kept up to date by being active members in a large number of industry related trade organizations. This has allowed them to maintain personal relationships with key members of the industry, and witness first hand what changes are taking place, and how to create insurance coverage that addresses new exposures.
These guys and their team know what they are doing and it is why they are included in our family of production hotspot vendors.