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Lights! Camera! No Insurance! UNCW warns film students about lack of coverage

Film students were recently warned about lack of insurance coverage for off campus film activities. (Source: WECT) Film students were recently warned about lack of insurance coverage for off campus film activities. (Source: WECT)
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Administrators at UNCW notified film students this week that off campus film locations are not covered by a liability insurance policy, as previously thought.

This means that students completing projects for this semester, including those hoping to graduate in May, could be hampered in their ability to finish their work.

In an email to film studies majors, Chair Dave Monahan said the department just learned about the lack of coverage this week. Students were instructed to notify those off campus location owners of the lack of insurance.

Most locations require some sort of liability coverage in order to conduct business.

A university official said they are trying to find a solution.

"The university is actively working with all current students to ensure that they successfully finish their work this semester. We are aggressively pursuing all avenues to arrange coverage in the future."

UNCW will still continue to offer insurance for prop and equipment rental.

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