Three packages, one great service

Fastscreen provides three basic packages from which any type of insurance programme can be built. Simply select the package that fits your requirements or get in touch.

£37.33 per month

(Annually: £448 inc tax)

For smaller businesses starting off in the industry looking for cost effective insurance (turnover up to £250k)

Mobile Phone/Tablet/Laptop: £2,000
Employers’ Liability: £10,000,000
Tech Kit In Premises: £5,000
Tech Equipment Out: £5,000 Worldwide
Hired-In Equipment: £15,000 Worldwide
Public Liability: £1,000,000

Click here to read full Kilo package details

For projects turning over up to £250k, our Kilo Package provides the flexible, reliable insurance you need to keep your production running smoothly. No shoot ever goes entirely right, and the more ambitious you are, the more potential for mistakes appears. Smooth out the bumps and give your production space to grow with Fastscreen.

Employer’s liability

Fastscreen provides full employer’s liability insurance to meet all the legal requirements set in place by UK law. Employer’s Liability provides cover in the event of bodily injury, disease or death arising from production or work, and must be referred to in an employee’s contract. Employer’s liability is one of the main areas of our contracts and Fastscreen will ensure you’re properly covered and compliant with the law.

Tech equipment

Another core aspect of the Fastscreen package, technical equipment insurance will be there to save you when a bolt fails and a thousand pounds of studio lighting falls twenty feet onto concrete. Technical equipment insurance covers both shooting equipment and post-production computers and systems, making sure you’ve got the tools to bring your vision to life.

Hired equipment

Hired equipment makes much more sense for smaller productions for economic and practical reasons. Make sure you can get the equipment you need and the confidence to use it with Fastscreen’s hired equipment cover, and avoid expensive hire company insurance policies.

Public liability

Minimise your impact on the world around you and make sure you’ve covered in respect to injury or property damage caused by your production’s activities. You can’t control members of the public tripping over cables or camera cars accidentally bending fenders in heavy traffic, but you can ensure you’re covered and able to pay for any damage. Fastscreen will help with both risk reduction and successfully navigating insurance claims in the unlikely event that you need to make them.

£51.33 per month

(Annually: £616 inc tax)

For established businesses in the industry looking for cost effective insurance (turnover up to £500k)

Mobile Phone/Tablet/Laptop: £2,000
Employers’ Liability: £10,000,000
Tech Kit In Premises: £20,000
Tech Equipment Out: £10,000 Worldwide
Hired-In Equipment: £25,000 Worldwide
Public Liability: £2,000,000
Professional Indemnity: Optional + £295 +tax

£51.33 per month

(Annually: £616 inc tax)

For established businesses in the industry looking for cost effective insurance (turnover up to £500k)

Mobile Phone/Tablet/Laptop: £2,000
Employers’ Liability: £10,000,000
Tech Kit In Premises: £20,000
Tech Equipment Out: £10,000 Worldwide
Hired-In Equipment: £25,000 Worldwide
Public Liability: £2,000,000
Professional Indemnity: Optional + £295 +tax

Click here to read full Mega package details

Fastscreen’s Mega package covers studios and production companies working with turnovers of up to £500k and is suitable for established businesses. Package 2 is designed to provide Fastscreen’s great competitive, personalised insurance service, scaled to fit some of the largest and most complex productions.

Employer’s liability

Once you’re working with larger projects your employee counts will rise, and employer’s liability will become much more important. Don’t lose touch with anyone on your shoot, from talent and camera crew right down to runners and interns. Make sure everyone’s looked after with Fastscreen production insurance.

Tech equipment

Larger shoots don’t have to be more technically complex, but there’s no reason not to make sure that you can source and use the equipment you need to get the shots you want. Package 2 technical equipment cover from Fastscreen provides an affordable insurance policy that covers all the technical risks of your production, giving you the freedom to be as complex or as simple as you want.

Hired-in equipment

Hiring equipment is a key part of modern film shoots, but rental company insurance policies can pile up fast. Get a one-stop all-inclusive solution for hired equipment coverage with Fastscreen package 2’s hired equipment cover and get the kit you need to get the shots you require.

Public liability

Fastscreen’s expanded package 2 provides full public liability cover that meets legal requirements and comes in an all-inclusive package that takes the headaches out of film production insurance arrangements. Fastscreen can provide advice on minimising public liability and help you with liability claims – all part of the service.

Professional indemnity

Errors and Omissions, data loss, mistakes on set and many other mistakes all leave filmmakers liable for professional indemnity claims. Fastscreen provides a belt-and-braces solution, with our policy providing cover and the experts at Charles Milnes and Company providing decades of industry experience to help you avoid simple mistakes and get your shoot running like a well-oiled professional machine.

£86.33 per month

(Annually: £1036 inc tax)

For more established businesses in the industry looking for cost effective insurance (turnover up to £1 million)

Mobile Phone/Tablet/Laptop: £2,000
Employers’ Liability: £10,000,000
Tech Kit In Premises: £40,000
Tech Equipment Out: £30,000
Hired-In Equipment: £40,000 Worldwide
Public Liability: £5,000,000
Professional Indemnity: Optional + £495 +tax

Click here to read full Giga package details

Turnovers up to £1 million

Fastscreen’s Giga production package covers studios and productions working with turnovers of up to £1m and is suitable for large projects and established studios. Insure the biggest projects or keep a full-sized studio protected with Fastscreen from Charles Milnes and Company.

Employer’s liability

When you’re running a full-scale studio or production company you’ll be employing a small army of specialists and staff of all kinds, and the potential for mistakes is higher than ever. Make sure you can look after all your people with employer’s liability from Charles Milnes and Company as part of the Fastscreen production package.

Tech equipment in studio

Fastscreen insures every technical aspect of your production, giving you the freedom to get whatever resources and kit you need to get that perfect shot, shoot that perfect scene or produce that dream movie. Our technical equipment insurance covers you for studio shooting, allowing you to get everything arranged for that perfect moment of film.

Tech equipment everywhere

Fastscreen’s production package covers equipment, tools and props worldwide, ensuring that you can be confident that your kit will be safe no matter where you’re working.

Hired-in equipment

Hire whatever you need – Fastscreen covers any specialist kit you might need to rent or borrow, and allows you to avoid the hire company’s potentially ruinously expensive insurance. Get the best, and don’t worry about the rest with Fastscreen.

Public liability

Protect yourself and members of the public from unforeseen circumstances while filming. Fastscreen meets all the legal requirements for public liability insurance and is constantly updated to ensure it follows the regulations, and makes meeting the legally mandated standards a straightforward one-stop process.

Professional indemnity

Cover against losses from interruption, abandonment or postponement of filming due to matters outside your control, not to mention damage to storage media, technical equipment, props, sets, wardrobes or anything else you need.

Apply for insurance

In order for us to help, please read the below.

Statement of Fact

– I/we am/are a UK residents/businesses
– Our wageroll does not exceed £ 150,000.00 annually
– We do not make TV commercials or work to the APA contract
– We do not produce programmes for mainstream terrestrial broadcast
– We do not produce motion picture/feature film/mainstream theatrical release productions
– Where we use sub-contractor companies (this does not apply to freelance crew) they must carry own insurance
– We are not involved with hazardous filming (pyrotechnics/stunts/heights over 5m/watercraft/high speed vehicles/aircraft/animals)
– We do not undertake set building
– We do not undertake rigging
– Single contract value not exceeding £ 50,000.00 (a + b) or £ 100,000.00
– We do not work in the US
– We have had no claims in past 5 years or no more than one claim in excess of £1,000

Statement of Fact

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Insurance for your equipment

Fastscreen will insure your equipment on an all risks basis. This means it can be replaced for a brand-new item following damage, loss, or theft. We can extend this to cover you in the EU or anywhere in the world.

Professional indemnity

This is a Fastscreen option and often required by broadcasters and clients. Fundamentally this is designed to cover two things: 1. Failure to live up to your contractual obligations, and 2. Third party Intellectual Property infringement (i.e. copyright infringement).

E&O (Errors and Omissions)

When selling and licencing content for distribution and broadcast, it is normally a requirement that the producer purchases an E&O insurance policy. This protects broadcasters, distributors and co-producers from any legal consequences which they may face when handling the material.

Public liability

If your business causes an injury or property damage to a member of the public – that includes clients, suppliers, contractors or anybody else not employed by you – public liability insurance will cover you for any resulting legal and compensation costs.

Hired-in equipment

Whether you rent £5000 or £5 million worth of equipment, Fastscreen can insure it, whether for a short period or on a rolling basis. We will do whichever is cheaper for you. Fastscreen can include loss of hire/continuing hire charges which is often required by the main rental companies.

Employers liability

We understand that you are likely to engage freelance crew, and they are included. You’ll no doubt be looking after the safety and well-being of your people, but you can’t control everything. If an employee or contracted freelancer is injured or killed because of the work they’re doing for you, you and your business could be liable.

© Copyright Charles Milnes & Company Ltd 2018

Fastscreen Production Insurance is provided by Charles Milnes & Company Limited and insured by Hiscox. Charles Milnes & Company and Hiscox Insurance Company are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Conduct Authority Firm reference number 305623. Charles Milnes and Company Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales. Registration Number: 2935291. Registered Office: 16 - 29 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QF UK.
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