Fireman’s Fund Insurance has entered into an agreement with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in a bid to expand its Global Entertainment Division into Canada with the addition of new underwriting team.

The new underwriting team will focus on expanding Fireman’s Fund entertainment business including film, television, DI.E, special events, music, and contingency coverages.

Led by Lynne Pepper, the team will also include customer service specialist Robyn McMahon and entertainment underwriting veteran Natalie Reynolds.

Fireman’s Fund has appointed Terry Rybicki as head of entertainment distribution and agency management, and Ian Galloway as head of entertainment claims and risk services earlier this year.

With more than 20 years of experience, Lynne Pepper is an entertainment underwriter who previously worked at Travelers Canada.

Fireman’s Fund has more than 90 dedicated entertainment underwriters, customer service, claims and risk services experts in Burbank, Santa Monica, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York City, London, and Toronto.

All aspects of Canadian entertainment business will be handled by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty through appointed entertainment agents and brokers.