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    I Am Gen Z Premier at The Raindance Film Festival

    As part of the Raindance Film Festival, I am Gen Z (Produced by the amazing Chantelle de Carvalho and Directed/Edited by the very talented Liz Smith) had its premiere at Genesis in London’s East End on Thursday 4th November, and the film was a sell-out hit! Andrew was in attendance at the premier and had…

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    Cybersecurity Insurance

    No matter what industry you work in, if you have an internet-connected device, you are vulnerable to Cybersecurity attacks. It feels as though society is constantly under persistent attack by cybercriminals and, with easily available access to technology, these crimes are not going away any time soon. Remote working during the pandemic has presented new…

  • Unoccupied Property Checklist

    If you have shut your usual business premises due to COVID-19, there are still a number things to consider in order to protect your business and steps that you may need to take to ensure that your insurance cover continues to operate. You can download our useful ‘Unoccupied Commercial Property Checklist’, which may help a…

  • Freelancers: Theft From An Unattended Vehicle Insurance.

    …how a small assumption could have huge consequences… I provide a lot of camera kit insurance and sound equipment insurance for freelancers. The ones I know are a class act; the unsung heroes of the media world – driving the miles and putting in the (usually unsociable) hours to get the job done. What is…

  • Risk: Insurance as a Safety Net

    I recall having a conversation with a client about his film risk, years ago, that went something like this:   Me:                        “So when you are filming on location, what risk assessments do you carry out?”   Client:                   “I don’t do risk assessments, because I don’t think we do anything risky”   Me:                        “But…

  • Insurance Broker - Superman

    When is a Media Insurance Broker not a Media Insurance Broker?

    Firstly, can I say that I view myself very much as a media insurance broker. I’ve found an industry that I love, that I understand, and that I feel I can add value to. My clients are great, they trust me, and I ‘get’ them. Before becoming a specialist, I was a general commercial insurance…

  • How to save money on your camera or equipment insurance (and why you might not want to)

    Over the last decade or so I have been advising media companies, I have seen some sweeping changes in the technology used in cameras and lenses and the output that they can produce. The move from film to digital, Standard Definition to High-Definition, 3D, 4K, HDR and 360/VR/AR has meant that the amount of now-redundant…

  • MediaRoo Insurance Brokers – Designed To Be Different.

    Over the last 13 years, I’ve been the Head of Film and Media (and Director, Media) for two of the largest independent insurance brokers in the UK. I built teams, created brands, developed exciting new products, and grew my part within the businesses. And then I resigned. So, why would I ditch the security of…

  • Hello World!

    I wanted to give you a warm welcome to MediaRoo Insurance Brokers. I have some exciting stuff lined up to share with you over the next 12 months and I will keep you posted on here as things develop, and as I reconnect with old clients and welcome new ones into the fold. As a…