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TV and Film E&O

The entertainment industry has very specific requirements outlined by contracts. Our policies are designed to precisely satisfy the broadcaster's or distributor's contractual requirements, often based in the US.

What we offer

The television and film industry is like no other – with distinct insurance needs, such as Additional Insured certificates containing specific clauses. Beazley’s expert underwriters specialize in this industry and deeply understand its particular characteristics.

Coverage highlights

Broad coverage including:

Why choose Beazley?

  • Specialist underwriting team with extensive experience of hard-to-place risks
  • Straightforward policy wordings with clear and concise language
  • Highly experienced specialist in-house claims managers
  • Flexibility in choice of counsel 

Who we can help

The Beazley TV and Film E&O product offers seamless cover for a variety of risk categories, including: 

  • Producers of TV shows and movies
  • Post-production houses
  • VFX companies
  • TV & Film Distributors

The Beazley Difference


Freedom lies in being bold. We dare to be different and seek bold possibilities to create more innovative, fair and satisfying outcomes for our clients, brokers and employees. From insuring the highest building in thea world, to the first commercial lunar vehicle to operate on the moon - we boldly go where others won’t.


Good is a start, but we go all-out for better. A driven community of individuals relentlessly push the needle and creating value. From launching the market’s first dedicated ESG syndicate to the establishment of our business unit focusing on designing digital insurance solutions, we pride ourselves on always going above and beyond. Simply put, at Beazley we go to 11.


Acting with integrity in a straightforward, decent way is instinctive. Open and honest with others, we show respect and empathy however challenging the situation – demonstrated by our multi-award winning claims team. Doing the right thing makes for a fair-minded, rewarding environment and makes work and life better for all.

Claims Examples

TV – Copyright infringement claim

We defended a copyright infringement claim against a TV production company insured that had used clips from a popular TV series during a documentary about one of its stars.  The claimant was the owner of the rights to the TV series and complained that no licences had been purchased for use of the clips.  The insured had sought legal advice ahead of broadcast that confirmed fair dealing defences would be available under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Proceedings were commenced in the US despite our insured being UK based and broadcast having been on the BBC.  The claimant alleged that, because they were based in the US and people might have been able to view the documentary in the US, the US courts had jurisdiction to hear the matter.  The US courts disagreed, and we were successful in our motion to dismiss at very early stages.

Your Beazley Team

Angela Weaver

Angela Weaver

Focus Group Leader - Media & Entertainment

London, UK

+44 (0)20 7667 0525

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Claire Templeton

Claire Templeton

Underwriter - Media & Entertainment

London, UK

+44 (0)20 7667 0520

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Ana Bursack

Ana Bursack

Underwriter - Media & Entertainment

London, UK

+44 (0)20 7674 7795

Email Ana

Mélina Jamain

Mélina Jamain

Underwriter - Media & Entertainment

Paris, France

+33 1 53 42 32 62

Email Mélina