Can Hollywood Get Insurance on New Film and TV Production Amid Pandemic?

“Insurers writing policies in the future are going to have language that is explicably excluding liability pertaining to an outbreak like this year,” lawyer Kent J. Schmidt says

As Hollywood looks to resume film and TV production in the coming months, one major roadblock continues to be whether insurance and bonding companies will cover the risks associated with potential COVID-related illnesses and pandemic-related shutdowns.

While producers have long made financial allowances for shutdowns and reshoots in their overall budget, insurance coverage on this type of disruption is in flux in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Beatrice Verhoeven

Beatrice Verhoeven

Senior Film Reporter