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Contingency & Entertainment Claim – Delay of Shooting Major Motion Picture

Contingency & Entertainment Claim – Delay of Shooting Major Motion Picture

MDD was retained by an independent adjusting firm and insurers to review and audit a claim for a time element loss relating to the delay of shooting for a major motion picture. The production was delayed as a result of the lead actor getting injured on set.

The production was shutdown and held for a period of 5 months; however as a result of the shutdown, production schedule was re-organized which included an additional 5 days of shooting, extending the schedule into a mandatory 2 weeks shutdown over the holiday season, and re-locating certain scenes due to location availability.

Our role included reviewing the claim payroll and rental expenses incurred during the shutdown period and the holiday season break. In addition, we reviewed the claim for shooting costs for the 5 additional days as well as incremental costs associated with the relocation of scenes. During our review, we determined which costs were incremental and incurred as a direct result of the insured event versus normal production costs. In addition, we applied any savings that production experienced relating to the rescheduling.

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