Pollution:Studios

stages. crew. equipment. production.

Pollution Studios is a full service stage and equipment rental facility, located just outside downtown LA. Full service means anything is possible, regardless of budget size. Let us know what you need and we will help you make it happen.

insurance requirements

Unless agreed upon in advance, we will not release equipment or allow crew onto stage without a valid insurance certificate! All certs are verified by calling the issuing insurance company, and a cert will not be considered valid until it has been checked. 

Requirements for Equipment Rental: 

  • “Misc Rented Equipment” coverage of $100,000 (unless value exceeds this amount) 

  • Pollution, LLC must be listed as "additionally insured and loss payee" (1539 S. Grande Vista Ave, Los Angeles CA 90023)

  • Your Production Company should be listed as “insured” on the insurance cert. 

  • If a school or other production company is listed, they will need to provide us with signed letter of co-production 

  • Security Deposit will be set at the deductible on the insurance coverage, unless another amount is agreed upon

  • Pollution may waive insurance coverage if the security deposit is equal to the replacement cost of the equipment 

Requirements for Stage Rental:

  • “General Liability” coverage of $1,000,000 

  • “Third Party Property Damage” coverage of $500,000 

  • “Misc Rented Equipment” coverage (see above) 

  • Pollution, LLC must be listed as "additionally insured and loss payee" (1539 S. Grande Vista Ave, Los Angeles CA 90023)

  • Your Production Company should be listed as “insured” on the insurance cert. 

  • If a school or other production company is listed, they will need to provide us with signed letter of co-production

  • Security Deposit will be set at the deductible on the insurance coverage 

Common Issues with Insurance Certs: 

  • The insurance cert arrives after business hours. Most insurance companies are only open during bankers’ hours, so please leave enough time for us to check the cert.

  • The appropriate coverage is not listed on your insurance cert. Please double check that your insurance cert lists Misc Rented Equipment (for equipment rentals) and Third Party Property Damage (for stage rentals). If you are renting both a stage and equipment, you will need to have both types of insurance coverage listed. 

  • The cert is in the name of a different production company. It is illegal for a 3rd party production company to “rent” you their insurance cert for your show. If another company comes on as “co-producers”, then you must file a co-production agreement with their insurance company and get their insurer to agree in writing to cover your production. Sometimes it takes a while for us to get this information from the insurance company, so please get co-production certs in as far in advance as possible. 

 

 

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