Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast

Answering your questions about podcasting, new media and the law.

Episode 019: New Media Insurance

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Host: Colette Vogele
Guest: Jerome Guerard, Vice President, National Entertainment Insurance at Charles River Brokerage

Jerome Guerard
Topics: Risk management and insurance for new media production and distribution can be tricky. Learn about the types of risks that insurance can protect you from, whether you need insurance if you’re a hobbyist or a media professional, key terminology in entertainment insurance contracts that you should look for, tips on working with your insurance broker, what a “producer’s package” means and should include, differences between “general” liability and “media” liability, how to read an insurance policy properly (that is, back to front), and even how to negotiate insurance terms that you would like changed.

Links for this Episode

  • Production Insurance – Are You Covered?
  • Studio Monthly (industry organization)
  • legal scenario case studies (5-page pdf)
  • You can contact Jerome Guerard directly at jeromeg [at] crinsurance [dot] biz if you have other questions about insurance.

    And, a really big thank you to Paul Figgiani for recording the audio for the phone interview in this episode.

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    As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting in the U.S. For Canadian listeners, please check out the Canadian Podcasting Legal Guide.

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    Credits: Josh Pike, Producer. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

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    7 Comments so far

    1. Andrew Preston September 19th, 2007 3:40 pm

      The link to the direct download redirects to this web page, rather than the actual audio file.

    2. Stephen Cochran September 20th, 2007 5:11 am

      The MP3 download link doesn’t work.

    3. Colette Vogele September 22nd, 2007 9:09 pm

      Thanks for the notes about the problem with the link. I think we’ve *finally* got all the glitches out. (yay!!) iTunes appears to be working fine, and the mp3 is now working too. whew.

    4. Ed Ross September 27th, 2007 12:57 pm

      Thanks for the tips in this episode. I live in the UK – will the general principals be the same here, in that I should go see an Insurance Broker who should sell me the right insurance if asked?

    5. Toronto Life Insurance November 7th, 2007 4:04 am

      yes, he should. That’s his job. However, if I were walking in your shoes I would not contact just any broker. It is always better to ask someone you trust – a neighbour, a friend, a colleague – for an advice. They probably have some good (or bad) experience that they can share with you.

    6. [...] I’m late to this particular show but Colette Vogels’s Rules for the Revolution podcast has a fantastic episode talking about new media insurance. For those of you who are convinced this is what you want to do (and can’t be talked out of it), it is worth your time to listen to this show. Particularly if you have enough assets that getting them sued out from under will really ruin your life and you are a professional podcaster, spend the half-hour listening to this show. Really, do it. [...]

    7. Podcaster January 31st, 2008 6:04 am

      Great piece of info, keep up the good work :)