Chris Palmer - Profile


Chris Palmer has been a risk professional since 1986 with progressive experience in loss control, insurance brokerage and risk management consulting.  He has been instrumental in developing and retaining business for insurance carriers and brokers.

He utilizes his unique skill set to analyze direct and indirect causes of loss, prepare risk assessments, performs onsite safety consultation, conduct accident investigations and prepare safety programs for the United States, Canada, U.K., European Union, Australia and New Zealand.   He assists clients with safety, regulatory compliance, contingency planning and disaster recovery plans and has extensive experience with hurricane contingency, mitigation and recovery planning.  His risk control and risk management skills are critical in securing coverage for challenging risks and obtaining the best underwriting terms.

He has advised clients in the fields of filmed entertainment, theatrical production, professional/collegiate sports, gaming/hospitality, music tours and festivals. 

Chris has advised hundreds of documentaries, film and television productions in more than 40 countries including Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Columbia, Namibia, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, Mexico, Thailand, Slovak Republic, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom.   He has experience with and working knowledge of global safety program requirements in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and the European Union countries.

Film and television productions include Tree of Life, Tekken, X Men, Sahara, O Brother Where Art Thou, Flyboys, Windtalkers, Hart’s War, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Thin Red Line, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, and Carnivale.

He has advised numerous reality television series and awards shows including BET Awards 2012, Fear Factor (seasons 1-3), Fantasy Factory, Parental Control, MTV Movie Awards 2009-2011, MTV Music Awards, Spike Scream Awards, and Spike Video Game Awards – all with exemplary loss experience.

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He has negotiated and placed all commercial lines of coverage including specialist coverage such as Kidnap/Ransom/Extortion, Political Risk, Terrorism and War Risk.

He has developed, implemented and supervised hurricane contingency and recovery operations for productions in Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Chris successfully advised clients operating in high-threat environments including Lebanon, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Columbia, Brazil, South Africa and Iraq.  He has taught risk management seminars at the Directors Guild of America, American Film Institute and UCLA Film School.  He has been a featured speaker at many industry events including International Film Finance Summit, RIMS Entertainment section and the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce.

He has been featured in dozens of articles for publications including Variety, Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Daily Telegraph (UK), Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Business Journal.  He has also been a guest on National Public Radio programs “The Business” and “GeoQuiz”.

To learn more about consulting services, contact Chris at +1 678 775 8460 or by email at chrispalmer.risk@gmail.com.