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:::Short Term Production Insurance

Coverage for a single production

with a budget less than $1,000,000.

Coverages Available | Eligible Productions | Eligible States | Glossary of Terms | Certificates | Questions & Answers  | Eligible Stunts
Program Summary

The only admitted program of its kind, the Short Term Production program enables productions with tight budgets to select only the desired coverages.  Available in all states.


The Short Term Production insurance program provides the full spectrum of insurance coverages at competitive premiums for productions with budgets less than $1,000,000 and duration up to 60 days.


Eligible Productions

There are over 50 types of eligible productions including commercials, music videos, short films, feature films, and webisodes. Eligible productions:

  1. Have a budget of no more than $1,000,000;

  2. Shoot only in the US or Canada;

  3. Do not have any Live Gangster Rap Music or Hard-Core/Soft-Core Porn.

The Short Term Production insurance program quotations are usually sent within 10 minutes after receipt of application during business hours, the ability to split coverage days, access to your policy information, and the facility to issue certificates of insurance on-line.

Apply for a Short Term Production Insurance Quote


Declare Animals, Stunts, Precision Driving, Pyrotechnics to an Existing Policy




Coverages Available



  Inland Marine


  Rented Equipment, Owned Equipment, Props, Sets and Wardrobe,

  Negative & Faulty Stock, Third Party Property Damage, Extra Expense,

  Office Contents, Cast and more.



  General Liability


  General liability (including increased limits).

  Stunt Buyback.






  Automobile Liability, Physical Damage.



  Travel Accident



  Travel Accident for Guild Members and Non-Guild Members.



  Workers Compensation



  Available in: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MI, MN,

  NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA.



  Excess Liability



  Up to $5m (Total policy limits available up to 10,000,000).


Cast Extra Expense  
Cast extra expense is now available for production programs. Coverage options include blanket coverage with sickness (no medicals required), blanket coverage without sickness, and family bereavement.
Cast limits available are 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of Gross Production Cost.
Stunts, Animals, Precision Driving, Pyrotechnics
Stunts, animals, precision driving and pyrotechnics scenes are now available as a buyback option for the Production programs.  Read more...
Animal Injury, Sickness & Death
Animal Coverage includes sickness, injury and death and is available for any type of animal.
Multiple scenes can be declared to a single production.
Rail Road Protective Liability

Coverage for productions & contractors on or near railways.  Read more...

Eligible Production Types


"The Making of" Videos Pick-up Shoot
Animation Point of Sale Video
Commercial Post-production
Community TV Interview Pre-production
Corporate Video Promotional Video
Demo Reel Shoot Public Access Program
Digital Video Public Service Announcement
Direct Sale Videos Reality Based TV Show
Director's Reel SAG Experimental
Documentary SAG Limited Exhibition
Editing SAG Modified Low Budget
Educational & Training Film Sales Video
Experimental Film Short Film
Feature Film Soap Opera
Festival Reel Spec Commercial
Film Promotion Spec Production
Independent Feature, Low Budget Television Pilot
Industrial Television Series
Infomercial Television Special
Instructional Video Thesis Film
Live Action Shot Trailer
Miscellaneous Production Training Video
Motion Picture Video Biography
Music Video Video Game Shoot
Non Airing Pilot Video Location Survey
Photography Shoot
Video Shoot (Miscellaneous)




Coverages referenced on this website may not be available in all territories and may vary depending on the exposure. Minimum premiums may vary by State. Coverages and services described in this website are generally stated for the purpose of promotion. The material does not modify or amend the terms, conditions, or coverages of any policy. Please ask your Supple-Merrill & Driscoll, Inc. representative to explain coverage details, exclusions, limits or other provisions of any insurance policy.



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