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© 2016 by Intimacy Directors International

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

  • Still not sure? Check out this flow chart to help you decide.

For inquiries in the UK:  www.teamidi-uk.org

We are in a great cultural shift and everyone is desperately trying to catch up. It takes a lot of guts, courage and humility to look at something that has been done a certain way for years and say, “We can do better.”
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Alicia Rodis | IDI Co-Founder |  HBO.com