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Student Films

Any Northwestern University students required to shoot a film as part of required coursework for the Department of Radio, Television, and Film are required to familiarize themselves with departmental policy and the below procedures established by the Office of Risk Management before the start of any film project.

The purpose of the RMP form is to help students think through safety, liability, and property exposure, as well as controls for using private and/or public premises, and rented or loaned equipment. The RMP requires students to outline the controls that they will use to minimize any risks present to the students, public, equipment, and property. Students should use the completed RMP as a checklist to identify all known potential risks that they may encounter on the film projects.

Students should submit the Risk Management Plan (RMP) to their advisor/instructor for approval before submitting to the Office of Risk Management at least 10 days before the start of any film project.

Before completing the Risk Management Plan (RMP), students should read and understand the below policies and guidelines

Additional information for current RTVF students can be found on the  School of Communication website.

Students should know their responsibilities in the event of a loss. Identify who to contact if an accident or injury occurs by following the Claims Procedures provided by the Office of Risk Management. In case of Loss or Accident, please report the incident to the Office of Risk Management. All theft and vehicle losses require the filing of a police report in the jurisdiction where the theft occurred. Students are responsible for notifying law enforcement in the event of a loss.


Risk & Insurance
Juan-Carlos Perez

Risk & Insurance Coordinator