Bob Jellen brings over 50 years of experience specializing in providing insurance for major studios, television networks, independent filmmakers, advertisers and advertising agencies, talent agencies, concert promoters and touring musical groups. He started his career in 1967 with Albert G. Ruben and in 1969, became President of Albert G. Ruben New York and created the first DICE package policy for television commercial production companies. In 1978 Bob moved back to California and helped build Albert G. Ruben Company into the #1 entertainment insurance brokerage firm in the world. He was the first insurance broker to receive screen credit for providing production insurance on a film. Over the years, Bob has insured hundreds of motion picture and television productions including: James Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” “Mission Impossible,” “Star Trek,” “Transformers,” “GI Joe,” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
In 1993, Bob changed the way advertisers and advertising agencies purchased insurance for their commercials with his Television Commercial Wrap Up Insurance Program. He has developed insurance programs for Altria, Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola, General Motors, Honda, Kellogg, Kraft, Leo Burnett Advertising, Mazda, McDonalds, Marlboro, Miller Beer, Nestle, Nike, Philip Morris, Reebok, Toyota and has insured over 35,000 television commercials and print shoots.
Bob has provided insurance services to Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Amazon Studios, MGM. DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Fox, Walt Disney Company, CBS, ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, Showtime, Creative Artists Agency, International Creative Management, United Artists, Orion Pictures, Weintraub Entertainment, Carson Productions, Spelling Entertainment, Steven Bochco Productions, Carolco Pictures, Cinergi Entertainment, and many independent film and television producers in Hollywood.
Bob is recognized by his peers, clients, and by leading insurance carriers as extremely knowledgeable, a tremendous advocate for his clients, well respected, and one of the most creative individuals in the entertainment insurance industry, by always thinking outside the box and consistently coming up with innovative insurance solutions for his clients.
Bob is a two-time winner of the Entertainment Power Broker Award by “Risk & Insurance” magazine.