The Art of Filmmaking. Showcasing the Spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

The Art of Filmmaking. Showcasing the Spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

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It’s no surprise that the Pacific Northwest has become a mecca for the filmmaking industry. For over 40 years, outstanding iconic films have been shot in our beautiful region, embracing  an exceptionally personal relationship with the Northwest’s natural beauty, and marking that quirky creative synergy that is so prevalent in daily life. The region radiates with an edgy grit, combining the backdrop of metropolitan eco-green cityscapes with the glorious, untamed beauty of our rivers, lakes, mountains and coastal ranges. All of which contributes to a more-than-thriving Pacific Northwest media industry.

Since 2007, the region has experienced a 24% increase in film and video production including many acclaimed film shorts and feature films, internationally hailed movies, television programs, commercials, video games, animation, instructional videos, documentaries, and multimedia products. 17 independent cinemas alone call Portland home. Incidentally, Oregon has over 71 production companies which have planted their roots, including Laika Entertainment, a nationally recognized animation company that produced ParaNorman and Coraline.

Literally hundreds of films have been shot and produced in the Pacific Northwest. Each of these productions have pulled from locally sourced cast and crew — acting talent, stunt people and fight choreographers, amazing artists for costuming and make-up, food catering, and professional production support services including sound stages, equipment rental houses,  post production and editing facilities, all contributing vitally to the economy.  Pacific Northwest filmmakers combine offbeat independence with their passion to produce and express their art – for art’s sake – which continually feeds our region’s creative mill. Yes, the industry’s roots run deep.

The team at ABI Insurance is honored to be a part of this exceptionally creative industry. Do you need film production insurance, including media liability and Film Producers Errors & Omissions? What about Workers Compensation or Cast & Crew coverage?  Not a problem. Are you a video game developer?  Renting equipment or a grip truck? No issues!  Going to a foreign country and needing travel/accident insurance, or worried about licensing/contract review and distribution issues, and Intellectual Property and copyright enforcement to protect your investors?  We can take care that too!  Whatever you create, wherever your storytelling takes you, the team at ABI can help make your creative vision a reality. Give us a call for a creative approach to your insurance needs!