Children's Media

Children's Media

Animation | Production | Post Production | Promotion & Distribution Gaming Interactive Media | Publishing | Merchandising

Specialist insurance advice is essential when making children's TV, cartoons, film and online content.​​

What if...

  • You're accused of plagiarism?
  • A child actor is injured during a shoot?
  • A key actor cancels?
  • Rushes get lost or corrupted after a computer crash?
  • Equipment, merchandise or cash are stolen or damaged?

Working in Children’s Media, you need specialist advice on which insurance covers you need - depending on the nature and scope of your work, and on your contracts. Your insurance needs will differ across developing, producing and distributing content - for television, radio, film, animation, games, interactive media, publishing, licensing, merchandising and live performance.  And major distribution channels (BBC, Channel 4, Discover, Nickelodeon) may require you have Public Liability, Employers’ Liability amd Professional Indemnity/Errors & Omissions covers in place.

“Where there’s a contract, there’s liability. Where there’s liability, there’s an insurance need”

Then there's your intellectual property: in creating content for kids, new ideas are the Holy Grail. Childsplay, right? Charismatic characters, strong format, high production values, commissioning guidelines, regulation framework, competing with global imports – without looking like anything that’s gone before. Anywhere. Ever.

Which is why Intellectual Property Insurance is a MUST. But copyright infringement is just ONE of the key risk exposures your organisation faces....

3 key types of Insurance:

1. Commercial Producers’ Indemnity: for risks in actually creating your content (shooting etc) This is a package policy that covers your filming, liabilities, reshoot costs (incurred by interruption, cancellation, abandonment or re-scheduling of a production), Employers’ Liability, Public Liability, Property, Money, Cast and Crew, Loss of Media.

2. Commercial Producers’ Professional Indemnity: for financial loss arising from mistakes

3. Film Errors & Omissions: for risks associated with distribution contracts


Please note: Equipment is insured as part of a wider business insurance package, and not on a standalone basis.

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“These guys are the only insurance people I will tolerate speaking to these days, as they are actual humans (with both a brain and a heart!) and offer very good packages too - they answer calls and emails promptly and when I had an issue recently with my bank were very helpful to get it fixed.”

George, La Playa business client


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You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Media & Digital

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Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Mediatech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation. Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk.

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We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for media and digital businesses
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Are we right for each other?

What sets us apart is the advice we offer: we really know our stuff. We listen, we analyse, we advise you on how to eliminate or mitigate your risk, and how to protect yourself against what remains. We may not be the cheapest option – so if an off-the-shelf policy and call centre queues work for you, be our guest. But if you need some advice on identifying your risk areas, how to structure your insurance most efficiently and effectively, and how to adapt it to the changing dynamics of your work or life – with hand-holding and close attention to detail - you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the family!

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