digital cinematography equipment insurance

About TCP&Co

40 Years of Service
Tom C. Pickard & Co. offers a variety of insurance packages serving the needs of Advertising Photographers, Production Companies, Videographers and Photography Studios. Individual and Group Health Insurance Plans, Personal and Commercial Auto, Homeowners, and Life Insurance policies come from top rated carriers.

TCP & Co. is truly a one stop insurance agency. We will handle all of your insurance policies for you. Your time is valuable; so why not have one phone number and talk to a real person for quick and professional service?

Tom C. Pickard & Company has been helping its customers manage their insurance needs since 1974. Built upon a philosophy that “You are the only customer in our agency”, our success comes from this credo and the fact that all of our employees live it every day.

Our ability to develop specialized business insurance packages for commercial clients as well as administer personal lines, brings you the flexibility needed in today’s competitive business environment.

“A” rated carriers are the only Insurers we represent, guaranteeing you the strength and stability that comes with companies like: Great American, The Hartford, Berkley Specialty, Travelers, Safeco, AIG and Mercury.

Our expert product knowledge formed over years of experience gives us an advantage in designing the insurance package that best fits your needs.

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The personalized attention that we bring to your business or personal needs can mean the difference between the proper coverage and disaster.

Let Tom C. Pickard and Company make the difference to your business, employees or family by providing you with the right coverage at an affordable price.

Camera Equipment Insurance

Tom C. Pickard & Co. supports portrait photographers and small-scale video producers across the U.S. by insuring their valuable computer and camera equipment anywhere in the world. With four decades of experience our remarkable company has a clear and precise understanding of which photography insurance coverages fit the exposures of studio and location photographers and producers. This policy will keep commercial photo & video businesses safe from large lawsuit fees when being sued for negligence. It also protects against theft and damage to high priced equipment that may be rented or owned. Camera coverages come optional because not all photographers are alike. Some photographers or producers may never need any owned equipment coverage because all of their gear comes from rental houses. Camera equipment insurance and video equipment insurance are essential to photographers, so we keep the cost to a minimum, while giving them the most amount of photo equipment insurance coverage. This is why our new video production insurance program is very successful as more people hear about it being available. We hear the demands of our customers, and then we supply quality insurance for camera equipment and insurance for video equipment. Other insurance carriers will charge 3 times as much to satisfy the needs of a producer or photographer. TCP has teamed up with Great American Insurance Co. to specifically make the business owners’ policy suit the essential needs of any cinematographer or still photographer who work from home or in the studio. Give our office a phone call, and let's discuss in vast detail your camera insurance needs today, and do not stall another day.

Canon, Nikon, and Red Camera Insurance

Along with the necessity for high priced Canon, Nikon or Red camera equipment to be insured, photographers and producers also run a business that needs liability protection. This is why we don’t just offer video equipment coverage, or photo insurance for nikon cameras by themselves. General liability, errors and omissions, and workers compensation are also important things to consider that TCP offers. Say you are on a photo shoot and then injure a third party with a light stand that fell over. Only having insurance for photography gear is not enough. Luckily there is a cheap, affordable Canon camera insurance product TCP&Co. can offer that includes general liability, bodily injury, and photographic equipment coverage all in one policy. Workers' Compensation can be purchased as an additional policy for your employees. This will help protect against employees that are under your direction from getting injured, and leaving your business bankrupt. Not only that, but most states require that any employer have workers' compensation insurance, or you will be fined. New York has recently been coming after employers that do not have this coverage in place. Do not get yourself caught without a workers' comp insurance policy in the state you work.

Video Equipment Insurance for Videographers

Tom C. Pickard & Company, Inc has just launched the still and video production insurance program a couple of years ago that is saving many videographers across America close to forty percent compared to other companies. With the evolving movement from photo to video with a flip of a switch, TCP has evolved to suit those changes with the best insurance product on the market. Insurance for video production equipment, insurance for camera gear, general liability, and bodily injury coverage are offered on an annual basis. Our annual video quote is also competitive to most short term video insurance quotes. The new program is especially good for those producers that solely rent photo equipment or are in need of rented video equipment insurance. Instead of paying for rented equipment coverage all year, you now have the option to purchase video rental equipment insurance short term when you need it. The entertainment insurance policy not only comes with video coverage but also business personal property which includes desks, tables, and cabinets that are at your premises location. Video equipment you own can be very expensive to replace, so do not let that videography gear go uninsured.

Camera Equipment Insurance

The continuously growing architectural still photography industry in regards to architecture camera gear and business has been evolving from film to dominantly a digital film format throughout the past 15 years. Photographers from Los Angeles to New York City understand the necessity to keep up to date with new camera technology in order to maintain their photo business from being left behind. TCP&Co. also understands that photography insurance needs to be at the same level with the evolving business to be sure you are properly covered. This is why we offer photographer insurance that includes incidental film or video coverage for those part time documentary or wedding jobs. If those part time video projects become more frequent, we also offer a video production policy with similar coverages and options as the photography insurance policy. With excellent customer support, quick claim turn-around, and 24/7 certificate of insurance capabilities, TCP’s photographic business owners’ policy that includes insurance for camera equipment is what you need. Receive a photography business quote today, and speak to an insurance agent within minutes to purchase camera insurance. Save on your rented camera equipment, protect your photo business, and more importantly the income you have earned from hard work.