This policy will cover the insured for their legal liability arising out of any of these activities for which they are legally responsible.

Please note:

Any activities which include the use of pyrotechnics, set building / striking or stunts are not covered within this scheme. Cover may still be arranged by calling the Performing Arts Team on 01686 626019.

The scheme dos not cover for Libel and Slander.

Face Painting

Specific Theatre Activities

  • Directing / Assistant directing – development, pre-production, rehearsal, performance viewing
  • Producing / Assistant producing
  • Acting and performance skills as above (Dancing, Singing, Stage Fighting etc)
  • Designing Sets
  • Prop-making and collecting
  • Costume-making and fitting
  • Make-up and wigs
  • Special effects (prosthetics, blood and fluid effects etc)
  • Lighting & Sound
  • Stage management
  • Ticketing & front-of-house activities relating to audience
  • General Administration


Specific Film Activities

Directing (at all phases of production)
  • Writing (screenwriting, script supervisor, storyboard artist, excludes liability and slander)
  • Casting director
  • Costume (designer, maker, wardrobe supervising)
  • Location (location manager, assistant)
  • Production design, Set decoration & Art department  (Art department coordinator, painter, set dresser, graphic designer, prop maker)
  • Researcher
  • Production office, accounting
  • Acting (incl Voice-over artist, stand in, extra/walk on)
  • Producing  (producing, line producing, executive producing )
  • Writing (screenwriting, script supervisor, storyboard artist, excludes liability and slander)
  • Assistant Directors
  • Cinematography / Director of Photography
  • Camera and electrical department (grip, rigging, lighting technician, electrician, gaffer, still photographer, camera operator , steadicam operator)
  • Art direction
  • Make-up (make-up artist, hair stylist, prosthetics)
  • Production management  (production manager, production supervisor, post-production supervisor, unit manager, production assistant, runner)
  • Music composing & Sound department (boom operator, foley artist/mixer/editor, sound effects editor, live music recordist, dialogue editor, voice coach)
  • Special effects (supervisor/consultant/technician)
  • Visual effects (supervisor/compositor/production coordinator, scenic artist)
  • Choreographer
  • Catering
  • Payroll
  • Trainee, stagehand
Post production
  • Post production supervisor
  • Film editing (plus dailies operator, colour correction, digital colourist)
  • Visual effects (supervisor/compositor/production coordinator, scenic artist)
  • Music department (music editor, music clearance and licensing, mixer)
  • Animator
  • 3D Computer graphics & computer animation

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