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PLASA and ProSight Specialty Insurance to Unveil Insurance and Risk Management Handbook at LDI Show 2013

November 06, 2013
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ProSight Specialty Insurance, a global specialty insurance carrier in the film and live events industries, today announced that on Nov. 21, ProSight and PLASA will unveilEntertaining Safety: The Entertainment Technology Professional’s Guide to Insurance and Risk Management to an audience at PLASA’s annual awards ceremony. This comprehensive resource was developed specifically to help entertainment technology businesses protect their employees and property, the attendees of the events they bring to life—and ultimately, their livelihood. The launch of this guidebook will come in advance of LDI 2013, which takes place Nov. 22–24 in Las Vegas.

Developed in tandem with PLASA, the professional association for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries, Entertaining Safetyguides readers through the finer points of buying and renewing insurance policies that fit the unique needs of their entertainment technology businesses, and provides a solid framework for maintaining a safe work environment day in and day out.

Entertaining Safety fills a critical need for our membership,” said Lori Rubinstein, Executive Director of PLASA, North America. “Even companies that have dealt with protecting people and property for years can get caught out by exclusions in their coverage or not understanding the perils of underinsuring. We’ve also unfortunately seen instances where companies did not know the proper steps to take to deal with the aftermath of an accident or natural disaster to enable them to get up and running again as soon as possible. We hope this book will provide some concrete actions members can take to protect themselves both before and after an emergency.”

Entertaining Safety is broken into three sections:

1)    Insurance for the Entertainment Technology Professional: What You Really Need to Know About Insurance—But Never Knew Who To Ask

2)    A Creative Approach to Safety: How Entertainment Technology Professionals Manage and Avoid Risk

3)    What to Do When Bad Things Happen to Good Entertainment Technology Professionals

“This handbook is intended to point lighting, staging, rigging, audio and other entertainment technology businesses in the right direction when it comes to purchasing insurance coverage for their businesses, taking the appropriate safety measures on a job or dealing with a claim should an incident arise,” said Kevin Topper, Vice President of Entertainment Programs, ProSight Specialty Insurance. “PLASA and ProSight are helping to demystify the many complexities that come with insurance and risk management. Entertaining Safety accomplishes a key goal of our partnership with PLASA: to promote public safety in the entertainment industry and help businesses steer clear of costly miscues.”

LDI Show attendees will be able to peruse Entertaining Safety at PLASA’s booth #2251, and the guidebook will be accessible online at plasa.prosightspecialty.com and available as a printer-friendly, downloadable PDF document.

About ProSight Specialty Insurance

ProSight Specialty Insurance Group was founded by CEO Joe Beneducci in 2009 and is backed by affiliates of TPG Capital and GS Capital Partners. ProSight Specialty Insurance focuses on niche markets where it has differentiated underwriting and claims expertise and partners exclusively with specialist distributors who have a deep understanding of their customers.  For more information, please visit www.prosightspecialty.com.

About PLASA

PLASA is the leading international trade association for those who supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications with the Entertainment Technician Certification Program in North America and the National Rigging Certificate in Europe and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1200 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry. For more information, please visitwww.plasa.org.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the regional PLASA Focus events.