Northridge, Ca (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
MovieInsure.com is focused on providing cheap movie insurance to indie film producers looking for film insurance in California. Over time, more states will be added to the list. For the past nine years David Karubian – key broker at MovieInsure.com, Inc. – has specialized in this niche market and considers himself to be a specialist in the field. As a byproduct, customer calls that came in for “events” were also added to the list of insurance products sold by the agency.
According to David, “we are shifting from a ‘transactional model’ to more of a ‘relationship-based model’ and plan to nurture not only existing relationships, but cultivate long-lasting ones as well... I am more than positive that ‘social networking’ will play a role in our future. We have already had a great deal of success in the past few months…”
The need for production insurance in California is apparent in the requirement when obtaining permits for locations. MovieInsure.com has come through countless times for last minute certificates needed to secure filming permits. Many of the low budget indie productions ask for nothing more than cheap film insurance just to obtain the permit as a formality.
However, streamlining operations, relocating and cultivating relationships are not the only things David has in mind. “I can’t get into the specifics just yet, but our customers can expect a little technology enhancements in the months to come…” says David.
“The whole idea”, according to David, “is to make the process easy for the customer. The paperwork can be time consuming, but in the end we get a lot of satisfaction from helping the independent filmmaker achieve their dreams. “It is funny,” says David – “when customers call for an insurance quote, no one ever asks for ‘expensive insurance’, they always ask for ‘cheap production insurance’.”
Overall, the film and production industry has remained somewhat stable, although more and more of the risky elements are done on a green set or in post-production. Indie producers are being forced more and more to save costs and find creative ways to complete their projects on time and on budget. Often this means getting the most out of the costs of the equipment rentals, insurance, etc. within the shortest time possible.
Obtaining cheap entertainment insurance can be a challenge, no matter what state a producer is located in. When an event is being filmed, both the event and the filming of the event have to be insured. Entertainment insurance in California can range from public and private performances like speaking engagements, concerts, historical reenactments, plays, and celebrations of all types.
A second office in North Hollywood is being contemplated, but there is nothing formal in the works at the moment. According to David, “we have several months before we can even think of a second location, but there is a lot to say for being located in the heart of the ‘production zone’… Planting ourselves in the center of the community wouldn’t be a bad a move, but needs to be timed well.”
Movie Insurance in California doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to obtain – it is just about knowing where to look for it. The various municipalities and locations have similar insurance requirements that are relatively easy to fulfill. According to David, “the most difficult part of the whole process is ‘enframing’ the shoot dates and making sure the location, talent, crew, and other factors like the ‘weather’ and ‘equipment rental returns’ are taken into consideration. In most cases, increases and extensions are available as long as they are discussed and dealt with “prior” to the expiration of the policy.
“We have added some new carriers and have made some new partners that can deliver packaged policies for those who film internationally…” says David. Furthermore, David says, “…we are also writing Errors and Omissions insurance for those producers that have already finished their films, looking for distribution.”
The team at MovieInsure.com plans to have another press release on these topics in the days to come. If anyone has any questions, please direct them to David(at)MovieInsure(dot)com – 888-959-0772 xt 203. If you visit the page – MovieInsure.com – please be sure to hit “like” to become a fan of both the Facebook fanpage and the LinkedIN connections.