There is more demand for content than ever, and media and entertainment companies face a wide variety of challenges that come along with the increase in production and distribution of content. In-house and outside counsel for media and entertainment companies need a working knowledge of how to deal with insurance issues that arise in their business, including the types of insurance policies that may cover the legal risks they face, and how to navigate the issues that arise when dealing with insurers, such as selection of counsel, allocation between covered and uncovered claims, and who controls the settlement of a claim. Join us for a discussion of the types of insurance policies that provide coverage for the most common types of media claims such as copyright infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy, and bodily injury. We will also discuss the types of insurance that cover production shutdowns, such as cast coverage, civil authority and extra expense coverage (including COVID-19-related stoppages), and event cancellation.
Sarah Cronin, Partner, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP
David Fink, Partner, Commercial Litigation, Venable LLP
Ethan Barnes, Associate, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP