Entertainment and film insurance

Entertainment is a vast industry spanning film and TV production, concerts, events and festivals, live theatre and more. Whether you’re a filmmaker, musician, or photographer, it’s vital to ensure you have film and entertainment insurance to protect you and your business from costly events. Our entertainment brand, Front Row Insurance Brokers, can cover all of your entertainment insurance needs, allowing you to focus on your craft.

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Why choose Front Row Insurance for your entertainment insurance needs

As Canada’s largest film insurance broker with over 14 years of experience, Front Row is well-positioned to guide you to the best insurance solution. They have extensive market access and negotiate with a broad range of insurance companies serving the entertainment industry to provide you with the best entertainment insurance coverage.


Front Row Insurance Entertainment insurance coverage offerings

  • Film production insurance
  • E&O insurance for film production
  • Music tour insurance
  • Festival insurance
  • Event insurance
  • Event liability insurance
  • Rental equipment insurance
  • Concert insurance
  • Professional camera insurance
  • Camera equipment insurance
  • Musical instrument insurance
  • Recording studio insurance, and more!

Types of entertainment insurance

Entertainment insurance differs from other types of insurance as it covers specific assets that are relevant to media and entertainment. For example, it can cover camera equipment, producer errors and omissions, legal expenses, and more.

Film production insurance offers essential coverage for risks associated with your production, including E&O insurance for film production. This may range from features, television series, docs, commercials, music videos, webisodes and other productions intended to be distributed on mobile devices: any content created by you—the producer. Its primary goal is to empower you in realizing your artistic vision by effectively minimizing production hazards and transferring risk.

If you’ve received money for your photography, your gear is now deemed “commercial equipment”. This means your home or tenant insurance policy may not cover your photography equipment as it is no longer classified as a “personal” possession. Therefore, it is important to ensure you obtain professional camera equipment insurance to protect your gear.

Prepare for the unexpected, from accidents to equipment damage, and protect yourself and your tour from potential liabilities that may come up. That’s where music tour liability insurance comes in. It’s not just an option, it’s a necessity for any music tour. This insurance policy is designed for musicians and bands on the road (in Canada), providing you with the peace of mind you need to focus on what matters most – your music.

Music liability insurance includes:

  • Protection for accidents
  • Venue requirements
  • Equipment protection
  • Customizable coverage

Specialized rental equipment insurance is required by entertainment equipment owners, camera operators, and production equipment rental houses to cover their unique exposures.

Here are a few examples of what a rental equipment insurance policy may include:

  • Production equipment: camera equipment, sound/location recording equipment, lighting equipment, props/sets/wardrobe, miscellaneous unscheduled equipment
  • Rented/non-owned equipment
  • Theatrical equipment
  • Postproduction equipment: editing equipment, recording/studio equipment

Defend against unforeseen events and cancellations with event liability insurance. Whether you’re organizing a neighbourhood rummage sale, getting ready for a gallery opening, or putting on a farmer’s market, it is important to ensure you have event insurance in place to protect yourself from unforeseen incidents.

You work hard to carefully plan, promote, and produce a successful concert. While you’d like everything to run smoothly, that isn’t always the case. Obtain concert event insurance to protect against incidents of liability and bodily harm for both the performers and the audience. Giving you piece of mind to focus on ensuring the patrons enjoy their experience.

Ensure your festival is protected from unforeseen events with festival insurance. Festival insurance is geared to shield organizations, venue owners, and promoters from significant risks.

Many coverage options are available, including:

  • Commercial general liability
  • Cancellation and non-appearance
  • Money & securities (employee dishonesty)
  • Property floaters
  • Volunteers’ liability
  • Travel medical for foreign workers
  • Directors and officers

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Ready to discuss your film and entertainment insurance needs? Our expert advisors are here to review your current policies, discuss your unique risks and operations, and find the perfect film and entertainment insurance policy for your business.

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