Even at the best of times making movies is an extremely challenging endeavour. Movies are an expensive business. Props, sets, travel and actors’ fees can cost millions of dollars. But what if disaster strikes and a high profile star is injured or even killed on set?
The financial implications for unfortunate incidents on movie sets can incurs astronomical costs in production delays, medical expenses and insurance premiums.
Film and media insurance providers Aon have put together an infographic about financial risks in the film industry. While the end product of a movie production is a gleaming episode of polished entertainment, the complications and risks involved in production are much less dazzling.
From the dangers of having killer animals on set to the logistical challenges of filming stunts in multiple foreign locations, the chance of disaster striking is all but inevitable, and the financial implications are as epic as the movie’s themselves.