You are a storyteller at heart
Whether you are shooting or managing a movie, documentary, TV series or organizing events, your attention is on honing your craft and creations to make an impression on your audience. At BFL CANADA, we protect you from the unpredictable and let you focus on what you were born to do.
When you are at the head of a film, media, or entertainment company, your reality is unique and changes from one production to the other. Many variables, from huge financial risks to dealing with complex logistic issues and equipment breakdown, inevitably challenge you before you can complete your project or produce any profit.
That is why you need a reliable partner, available day and night, to back you up. Someone that can pinpoint your blindsides and provide the solid protection you need to create some magic.
Discover your coverage solutions
Our team has what it takes to assess risks and help limit the consequences that can hinder your business’s success or production value.
From reviewing your scripts to identifying potential exposures to facilitating financing, we are here to get you the risk management and insurance solutions you need.
Provides coverage for purchased or leased cameras, sound and lighting equipment and covers you for risks such as theft or breakage.
FILM PRODUCTION AND/OR PRODUCTION OF TV SERIES
Covers the production of your film anywhere in the world, from various risk or damage that could jeopardize its realization. This policy provides complete insurance coverage for your footage, rented equipment, props, sets and wardrobes, as well as the shooting location and much more. We know that every movie is unique, which is why we offer tailor-made insurance coverage that adapts to the specifics of your production.
Provides coverage for the production company against extra expenses incurred as a result of interruption or postponement of filming caused by injury, illness or even the death of one of your principal actors and/or key persons (director, director of photography).
Provides annual coverage for various productions such as television commercials, infomercials, documentaries, documentary series, industrial videos, corporate videos, training and educational films, music videos, short films and animation.
This policy is based on annual gross production cost and avoids the need to submit an individual insurance request for each production if you have multiple productions during the year. As per the other film production policies, this will provide complete insurance coverage for your owned equipment (mobile or fixed), rented equipment, props, sets and wardrobes as well as the production office.
SHORT FILM PRODUCTION
Covers the production of your short films (documentary, corporate, commercials, video clips, web series, etc.) with limited coverage for your contractual obligations. We know that making short films involves different requirements compared to feature film productions and we offer a choice of “piece-rate” insurance policies to cover just what you need on an individual basis.
POST-PRODUCTION FACILITIES AND ANIMATION STUDIO
Protects your projects when they are sent to post-production, or projects that are created directly in an animation studio. This also covers involved equipment such as computers, software, data, etc., in the event of theft, loss or any other damage that could harm your movie or multimedia project.
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
Provides legal liability coverage for claims alleging unauthorized use of titles, formats, ideas, characters, music, images, photos, logos and against any complaint for defamation, copyrights, damage to reputation or invasion of privacy. Producer’s Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) is usually required by distributors, financiers and/or broadcasters prior to the release of any production.
MEDIA ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
Provides coverage against defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, plagiarism, intentional torts and related liabilities.
Media errors and omissions liability insurance is a specialized form of errors and omissions policy specifically designed for media clients who are at risk of liability claims brought by third parties. This type of policy is usually purchased by producers, broadcasters, advertising agencies, and other related firms that create and distribute media content through various platforms.
EVENTS LIABILITY INSURANCE
Covers your liability for any bodily injury or property damage that could occur during your events of any size. We are here to protect you in the case of an accident to the public or damages that could occur during a show or concert performance where you are the organizer.
CANCELLATION OF EVENTS
Covers financial losses or costs related to the cancellation of events such as festivals, tour shows, weddings, concerts, exhibitions, etc. Many unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control may lead to the cancellation of an event. Whether due to last-minute artist cancellations, adverse weather conditions, an accident or a power outage, we ensure that any financial loss or other costs related to the cancellation of your event are covered.
Protects you and your company from threats to your digital communications and essential customer information datasets. No organization today is immune from cyber risks. Your supply chain integration, e-commerce pipelines, and datasets and networks are all vulnerable.
Cyber Risk insurance includes:
- Information Security and Privacy;
- Privacy Notification Costs;
- Regulatory Defence and Penalties;
- Website Content Liability.
Representatives available across Canada
The BFL CANADA advantage in a competitive market
BFL CANADA has achieved extraordinary growth because of our consistent ability to perform and deliver due to our expertise, professionalism and dedication, as well as our entrepreneurial culture. This culture and work ethic have driven our growth and attracted organizations with which we have established meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships.
WHY DOING BUSINESS WITH BFL CANADA IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST?
We are insurance brokers, we don’t work for an insurance company.
- We negotiate on your behalf to get the best protection, rate and deductibles.
- We work with you to develop tailor-made solutions adapted to your reality.
- We deal with all major insurers that specialize in your industry.
- We have offices across Canada to meet your local needs and partners in over 140 countries for your global ambitions.
- We are solution seekers for companies of all sizes and every industry.
At BFL CANADA, we help our clients get peace of mind. Most insurance policies require various insurance companies to share the risk. As your insurance broker, we are able to canvass the insurance marketplace, approach financially sound insurers and always act in your best interest.