Procedures for Requesting Insurance for Academic Film Projects
Student filmmakers may request certificates of insurance when filming off campus, or renting equipment outside of the Equipment Office, for academic purposes.
Working with Minors: Please see memo Using Minors in FMA Productions regarding departmental policy and procedures for clearances to work with minors.
All University insurance is managed by:Office of Risk Management and Treasury
Carnell Hall, 6th Floor
1803 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Students may need General Liability insurance for locations, or Property insurance for equipment rentals.
Requests for any type of insurance must be accompanied by a signed Faculty Endorsement Form.
General Liability Insurance
General Liability insurance protects against third party actions in which bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage is alleged as a result of some action by the University or TFMA student. This type of insurance is needed for location rentals and agreements.
To request a certificate of General Liability insurance, email Risk Management & Treasury (InsCert@temple.edu) with the following information:
Students are not permitted to sign contracts or agreements on behalf of the University where the University is required to issue insurance.
Requests without contracts needing signature may take up to 5 business days; so please submit your information at least two weeks prior to the start of filming. Once all items are submitted, the request will be processed.
Requests requiring contract signature by University Counsel take up to three weeks.
Property insurance protects the university and yourself against damage to equipment that you rent or lease during your film project.
For equipment rented from Temple, a certificate of insurance is not required.
To request a certificate of Property insurance, email Risk Management & Treasury (InsCert@temple.edu) with the following information: