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#1 Conrad Yoder

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:24 AM

I am renting an Arri SR II for a shoot. My homeowner's insurance covers things like theft from house or car, but not damage. I have a shoot coming up which is on a pond. I hate to think of what could happen if it fell in the drink. Can anyone recommend an underwriter which will keep me safe from a potential $30K bill? Thanks for any pointers.

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#2 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:38 AM

Call Brandy at DeWitt Stern. They cover all kinds of people and their equipment in the industry.



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DeWitt Stern of California Insurance Services
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Tel. 818-623-5429
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#3 Adamo P Cultraro

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:21 PM

Standard production insurance should cover rented equipment to a certain dollar amount. Last shoot I did was four days. the insurance was about $1500 US which gave me $1M in liability insurance and $200K in rental equipment insurance and I was able to provide a certificate of insurance to each of the rental houses.

I would be very surprised if the rental house would even let you even touch the camera without an insurance cert.
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#4 Conrad Yoder

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:04 AM

Thanks for the info - I ended up going with DeWitt Stern. $225 out the door for $40K insurance for a weekend. What I found out after the fact, was that there is a $500 deductible - I should have been told that up front. Fortunately, I didn't need to use it.
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#5 Mark Bonnington

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 03:57 AM

Are there any other recommended insurance companies? What are the drawbacks to putting gear onto a homeowner insurance policy?
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:55 AM

IN terms of homeowners insurance, the biggest drawback I've been told of (from a few people and agents here) is that it wont cover things used for professional purposes.
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