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Hub International launches entertainment practice

November 12, 2014   by Canadian Underwriter

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Global insurance brokerage Hub International Ltd. announced Wednesday the launch of its Hub Entertainment Industry Solutions practice, which will provide risk management and insurance services for the entertainment industry including film, television, music, theatre, video gaming, business management, venues and high-risk live events.

The practice will provide specialized industry coverage solutions for performances, professionals, events and services, and already has several hundred clients, Hub noted. The new practice includes offices and specialists in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and Miami.

Hub’s entertainment practice is built around eight specialties:

  • Film & TV Production – Studios, animators, DICE and television
  • Music & Touring – Entertainers, festivals, promoters and suppliers
  • High-Risk Live Events – High-risk public marketing events and campaigns
  • Business Management – Financial management for high net-worth individuals
  • Theatre – On and off-Broadway productions
  • Video Gaming – Online and console publishers and developers
  • Venues – Performance venues for live audiences
  • Contingency – Event cancellation and non-appearance

“We are the only broker in North America that brings together deep expertise in each of these eight entertainment specialties, and has the geographic footprint of over 300 office locations around the world,” Andrew Forchelli, president of Hub’s Entertainment Industry Solutions noted in the statement.

“This combination allows us to meet the needs of our entertainment clients regardless of what they’re doing or where they’re doing it.”