AFFORDABLE PRODUCTION INSURANCE
Acquiring your own short term production insurance with aggregates high enough to satisfy requirements for permit offices, large rental houses and most locations is prohibitively expensive to the bulk of indie productions. However, we've got an easy solution! Working with WMM gives you access to our umbrella insurance policy PLUS you get the expertise of a team of independent filmmakers who can help you every step of the way. All of this is still a fraction of the cost of purchasing a policy on your own.
Trust our production management team to handle all the details so you can focus on being an artist. This includes processing payroll, assisting with SAG-AFTRA paperwork, creating deal memos, liability management, and vendor coordination. We’ll also walk you through the process of acquiring the correct film permits from Film LA or other city agencies. Please note, we'll need at least two weeks notice to guarantee permit placement.
Also, unlike purchasing your own separate, short term policy, we also can easily accommodate rescheduling or shifting shoot dates.
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"WMM was always quick to make whatever adjustments where needed to make sure my production went smoothly."
Patrick Coleman Duncan
“I can't stress enough the peace of mind production insurance gave me. I have witnessed on set injuries and property damage and there is no way someone should shoot a film without this service. It is also essential if you want to work with SAG/AFTRA Actors on New Media Contracts ("Jes and Lora" and "Life's a Pitch") or Short Project Agreements ("Compel")."
"We were in a difficult place. Our AC was at the equipment house checking out the camera gear for our shoot the next day and our certs of insurance weren't done correctly. The insurance company was out of NYC and was closed for the day and we were in big trouble. It was a Friday afternoon - and without some help - our shoot would be cancelled.
My DP told me about We Make Movies - and I called Eric, desperate and depressed. Within a few minutes, Eric not only cheered me up - He literally saved my life - and saved the shoot.
I can't say enough about how great a help Eric and We Make Movies was! Without them, I would have had a really angry client and a cancelled shoot. I am so thankful for these guys - and happy they are there to help out the little guy in situations like this.
If you're in trouble - Eric and his team are the people to call..."
"We Make Movies has been an asset to our production company. They provided expert advice when we lost footage due to a damaged data card. Because of the coverage we had through WMM, we were able to reshoot the lost footage and complete our film. They saved us thousands of dollars! We will always use the services provided by We Make Movies for future productions."
Terms and Conditions:
We are a for-hire production company that handles the tedious aspects of production for you and can cover any projects we are working on under our umbrella insurance policy. We assure you, our for-hire rates are still much less expensive than purchasing a policy on your own.
Here’s how it works:
Think of We Make Movies as your film studio. Studios typically provide insurance, legal protection, process payroll, secure permits, handle union and cast/crew contract paperwork, interface with vendors, and generally provide a structure for the production of your project.
One advantage to working with us instead of a traditional studio is that we will NOT claim or take any ownership rights to your Intellectual Property/creative/story of your project. We will not seek any additional compensation or back-end on your project if it’s sold or returns a profit. We outline this in our deal memo which we sign before beginning work.
You’re welcome to bring on additional production companies/producers to handle any and all creative production, but all insurance requirements and payroll (if applicable) must be handled by WMM solely.
For your paid cast and crew, we can handle the onboarding and processing of those workers for you via Wrapbook (the most competitively priced payroll platform we’ve found!). We can also provide workers comp for any interns or volunteers you tell us are getting paid less than $600 total in stipends (the IRS reporting threshold.) Otherwise they must be paid via payroll to be covered with WC. If your budget can't accommodate payroll fees please see this page on stipends (or reach out to us and we can walk you through other solutions).
Any vendors, locations, city or state permitting agency fees that need to be covered by a COI must be processed and paid for by us. We add a processing fee of 3%.
We don't offer gear rental ourselves, but we have exclusive deals and deep discounts with trusted vendors that our clients can take advantage of. Just ask us for more info!
Narrative feature films cannot be covered under our blanket policy, however, we are able to help secure an affordable separate policy for you.
We Make Movies needs to be listed on all call sheets and “Insurance Services provided by Irene Quintero – Momentous Insurance Brokerage, A Marsh McLennan Agency Company” must be listed in the credits of your project.
Our insurance policy does not insure against Covid-19 exposure to cast or crew, or the cost of re-shoots or delays resulting from a production being shut down due to Covid-19. We are not aware of ANY insurance policies that provide coverage for this kind of exposure at this time.
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