Section 481 Tax Credit Insurance Product Launch

Mazars in conjunction with Chubb Insurance, Integro Insurance Brokers, and LK Shields held an event around a new Section 481 Insurance Product for the film sector.

 The following topics were discussed at this event:  

Emma Vorster, Chubb Insurance and Rhona Alsworth, Integro Insurance Brokers discussed the Section 481 Insurance Product including; what the insurance product is, how it works together with a production insurance package and the process that needs to be followed by the producer in order to qualify for the Section 481 insurance product. There were also presentations from the following: 

  • Paul Mee, Tax Partner, Mazars discussed how the current Section 481 application process is working and the challenges arising.
  • Adrian Grogan, Director, Mazars discussed the difficulties faced by production companies in relation to production accounting and the possible solutions that are available.
  • Aideen Burke, Associate LK Shields provided an overview of the current issues and topics impacting on the film industry nationally and internationally.

About the Speakers:

Emma Vorster, Chubb Insurance

Emma has over 18 years combined experience in production insurance, working previously as both Broker and Loss Adjuster.  She has been a Senior Entertainment Underwriter at Chubb Insurance in London for the last ten years, specialising in film and associated global insurance solutions.

Rhona Alsworth, Integro Insurance Brokers

Insurance Broker with over 16 years experience servicing the Entertainment and Media Industry, specialising in Film & Television insurance.

Paul Mee, Mazars 

A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years Tax experience, Paul leads Mazars Galway team of Tax professionals and specialises in film finance.

Adrian Grogan, Mazars

Adrian is a Director in the Accounting and Outsourcing division of Mazars.  He is responsible for the coordination of outsourced production accounting services.

Aideen Burke, LK Shields

Aideen is an Associate in LK Shields with experience in a wide range of matters relating to Media, Technology and Intellectual Property.

Download our presentation below.