INSURANCE - General Liability (Production) Insurance

For any questions or concerns about insurance issues, be sure to consult your instructor or TA.

For further clarification, email RTF Administrative Office 

What is it?

  • General Liability Insurance (sometimes referred to as "Production Insurance") covers third party property damage within the United States.  There is a $500 deductible. 

Note that there are exclusions. These are excluded from the RTF Policy:

  •   Feature films
  •   Pyrotechnics (of*any*kind)
  •   Stunts
  •   Livestock
  •   Vehicles ... anything having to do with any type of vehicle cannot be covered
  •   Aircraft ...   anything having to do with any type of flying such as drone cannot be covered
  •   Crew or cast members
  •   International travel
  •   Locations on UT Property

Only students enrolled in a University of Texas RTF production class, doing a project for academic credit, are covered under this policy.

How much does it cost a production student? 

  • $15/pdn student/class/semester – included as part of an insurance bundle (liability and  accident). This charge will be posted to your What I Owe after the 12th class day.

What if a location requires proof we have liability coverage?

  • Use the General Certificate of Insurance document below. It will cover most requests.   
  • Insurance Request Form - Form is required for insurance requests- How To Video coming soon

Last minutes requests cannot be honored.

Examples of when policy will be used:

  • You accidentally break a window.  This insurance will pay to replace the window.
  • You film on City of Austin property (such as Austin Studios).  The insurance meets the  City of Austin's minimum insurance requirements, making it possible for you to use their facility
  • You rent additional camera gear from Gear or Chapman Leonard.  The insurance meets the rental houses' minimum LIABILITY insurance requirements, making it possible for you to rent from them.  Note that they will also require replacement value insurance.

What happens if the project is not covered under our current policy?   Student must purchase insurance on his/her own and cost is borne by the student.

What if I need to submit a claim?

  •  Notify the RTF Administrative Office and your instructor /TA within 24 hours of the incident.
  •  Email the RTF Administrative Office and copy your instructor and TA with a written statement of what happened.  Include your EID and course number.
  •  RTF Staff will first check to verify you are currently enrolled in a RTF production class before submitting a claim to the Risk Mangement office
  •  RTF Staff will contact you, the student, with any additional information required by UT System.  This will include, but is not limited to, proof of damage (like a photograph) and value/replacement cost.
  •  RTF Staff will stay in contact with you, the student, and the property owner until the claim is resolved.

General Liability Certificates Currently Available to Students Currently Enrolled in an RTF Class: 

23-24_COI_Evidence of Insurance.pdf

23-24_COI_Aduro Film Inc.pdf

23-24_COI_Anne S. Brockenbrough, Elm Ridge Ranch, LLC & Pipe Dream, LLC.pdf

23-24_COI_Archetype Boxing Club.pdf

23-24_COI_Austin Convention Center of the City of Austin.pdf

23-24_COI_Austin Independent School District.pdf

23-24_COI_Austin Movie Gear.pdf

23-24_COI_Austin State Hospital.pdf

23-24_COI_Austin Studios.pdf

23-24_COI_Chapman Leonard Studio.pdf


23-24_COI_City of Austin Aviation Dept.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Austin_Cultural Arts Division of the Economic.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Austin_Kevin Johns.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Austin_Parks and Recreation Department.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Austin_Purchasing Office.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Austin Right of Way Management.pdf

23-24_ COI_City Of Austin Economic Development Dept., Cultural Arts Division.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Elgin.pdf

23-24_COI_City of Port Aransas.pdf

23-24_COI_The Contemporary Austin_Jones Center.pdf

23-24_COI_Easley Boxing and Fitness.pdf

23-24_COI_Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.pdf

23-24_COI_Film L.A., Inc., its directors, officers, and employees.pdf

23-24_COI_Film Society of Austin, Inc. .pdf

23-24_COI_FP4 Dobie Center, LLC dba Dobie Twenty21.pdf

23-24_COI_Guadalupe Mountains National Park.pdf

23-24_COI_Hope Events, Inc. and Castle Partners.pdf

23-24_COI_Huston-Tillotson University.pdf

23-24_COI_Monopolies Practice Fields.pdf

23-24_COI_MP&E et al.pdf

23-24_COI_MPS Camera & Lighting.pdf

23-24_COI_MPS Camera & Lighting_Austin.pdf


23-24_COI_MPS Austin Film, Mobile Production Services, Inc.pdf

23-24_COI_Nueces County and the Nueces County Board.pdf

23-24_COI_Old Glory Ranch.pdf

23-24_COI_Panavision, Inc. .pdf

23-24_COI_Radiant Images, Inc. .pdf

23-24_COI_Spark River Entertainment, LLC.pdf

23-24_COI_Texas Parks and Wildlife.pdf

23-24_COI_Travis County.pdf

23-24_COI_Walnut Creek Sports Park.pdf

23-24_COI_Weiss Living Trust.pdf

23-24_COI_White Sands National Monument.pdf