As we prepare to release our project into the world, there’s a few things we need to do first.
One of them is to get Errors & Omissions Insurance (aka E&O insurance).
This policy is a “CYA” for everybody involved – producers, directors, writers, production companies, agents, distributors, etc.
If somebody has anything to lose, an E&O policy is a must.
We’ve been shopping around looking for the best bang for our buck, and, at the same time, meeting the minimum requirements for our agents and distributors.
Here are a few documents we had to provide to E&O insurance companies:
- Proof that Honor Project Documentary has been registered with the US Copyright office.
- Synchronization and Master Use Licenses for music used in the documentary.
- Composer agreements stating Honor Project Documentary has permission to use their musical compositions.
- Signed releases from all of the Dads in the documentary
- Producer resume
- Production budget
Word to the wise: if you’re planning on getting a film distributed, plan on shoveling out a few thousand bucks on your E&O policy.