INTIMACY COORDINATION FOR TV AND FILM

WHAT DOES AN INTIMACY COORDINATOR DO?

  • Implements proper protocols for scenes containing intimacy, simulated sex, nudity or high emotional content

  • Liaisons between production and actors

  • ​Movement coaches for scenes with intimacy, simulated sex, and/or nudity

  • Advocates for actors

 

WHEN SHOULD I HIRE AN INTIMACY COORDINATOR?

  • Whenever a rider is needed in a scene (simulated sex or nudity rider)

  • Whenever a power dynamic is involved in an intimate scene (Ex. Day player in intimate scene with season regular)

  • If an actor feels they need support with sensitive material

  • If a director feels they need support communicating sensitive material to actors

  • If production would like to make a safer onset environment for the actors through the establishment of protocols surrounding simulated sex and nudity

BEST PRACTICES DOCUMENT 

ACTRA released a Best Practices document on March 6, 2020 regarding scenes of Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence. Intimacy Coordinators Canada has been proudly working with ACTRA since 2017 on this project, and we are elated to finally reveal the document to our industry.   

READ THE BEST PRACTICES DOCUMENT:

PRINT FRIENDLY VERSION – blank pages inserted:

 Best Practices for Scenes Involving Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence

 

ONLINE VERSION – no blank pages:

 Best Practices for Scenes Involving Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence

 

HTML VERSION – Mobile Friendly:

 Best Practices for Scenes Involving Nudity, Intimacy, Simulated Sex and Sexual Violence

 

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