Film and Media Arts

Insurance, Procedures & Legal Docs for Students

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
215-204-8523
InsCert@temple.edu

Print a full copy of the requirements and forms here.

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:

  1. Student’s name requesting insurance and TUID number
  2. Names and roles of all group members
  3. Name of the film/project
  4. Name and address of location (PO Boxes will not be accepted)
  5. Dates of the filming at each site
  6. Copy of the script being filmed at site
  7. A signed copy of the Faculty Endorsement Form
  8. Copy of any contract/agreement provided by the location

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

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:

  1. Student’s name and TUID number
  2. Names and roles of all group members
  3. Name of film/project
  4. A signed copy of the External Equipment Rental Policy and Agreement
  5. A signed copy of the Faculty Endorsement Form
  6. A copy of the invoice from the film equipment rental house. This invoice must include:
    • Invoice number
    • Dates the equipment will be rented
    • Name, address, phone number of the rental company
    • Name of the student renting the equipment - insurance cannot be provided for film equipment rentals to an individual named on the invoice that is not a Temple University student
  7. An itemized replacement value for each piece of equipment being rented from rental company
  8. Contact name and email address at the rental company
  9. Address where equipment will be stored overnight (storage in a vehicle is prohibited and will not be covered by the University)

 

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