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


Ready to work with us?

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

Specialist & Independent

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.

In-house IFA

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!

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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