Intimacy Coordinator Job Profile
An Intimacy Coordinator specializes in managing scenes with intimacy, simulated sex and nudity and is contracted by production to support planning and/or working on scenes with intimate content, from the writing room, during pre-production, production and through to postproduction.
Facilitates a safe work environment for personnel working with intimate content that respects boundaries.
Facilitates coordination between production departments to fulfil the director's vision and helps reduce related risks as well as avoid any unnecessary production delays.
Builds an environment in which actors understand what is expected of them and to give their informed and continued consent.
Ideal attributes that would benefit a trainee suitable for the role of Intimacy Coordinator would include the following:
Background in directing, movement or acting with evidence of either a Bachelor/Master's degree in their chosen area or equivalent professional experience and credits in their field.
Strong organizational and communication skills. (The course will be taught in English but we strongly encourage applications from people who may speak other languages as a first language.)
Understanding of on-set etiquette (through prior practical experience) and understanding of the varied departmental responsibilities and work flow.
Willingness to demonstrate and implement inclusive, respectful and responsible functions and protocols as demanded by the role.
Willingness to maintain safeguarding and advocacy approaches whilst remaining flexible and creative when working with cast and crew.
Capable of communication and collaboration across multiple departments.
Up-to-date Police Background Check and Working with Children equivalency.
A pedagogical background.
Shortlisted candidates will need to provide a current police clearance certificate outlining non-sexual offenders status.
What does an Intimacy Coordinator do?
Nudity/simulated sex script breakdown
Meeting with director, showrunner, EPs, writer(s), DP, and 1st AD to discuss details of intimate scenes
Meeting with the producer, IC, and each manager to discuss potential intimacy for their clients
Meeting with actors to discuss the director's vision for intimate scenes and the actors' boundaries
Liaison between director and actor(s) based on director's goals and actors' boundaries
Coordination with Production and Legal on descriptive language for nudity riders
Collaboration with Costumes, Props, and Make-up departments
Rehearsals with director and actors establishing choreography and blocking
Generate Risk Assessments for Production
Review of nudity riders, scene content, and modesty garments with actors
Private rehearsal with actors, director, and DOP
Enforcement of closed-set protocols
Supervision of shoot to make sure boundaries are respected, nudity riders are adhered to, scenes look authentic, and story beats are clear.
Periodic check-ins with actors
Post scene check-in with actors
Report back to production on scene execution
Application Deadline: To be confirmed during next intake
To be confirmed during next intake
Applicants that have made it through the initial selection process will then be required to participate invited to interview in front of a panel, and introduced to the role requirements of an intimacy coordinator, given a course overview, and an outline to the commitment required from them to go from the start of the journey on the Intimacy Coordinator training scheme to completion.
This session will provide both any funding partners and/or the trainers the opportunity to assess whether the candidates fully understand the role of the IC and their suitability to join the scheme
Successful candidates will be notified -