Intimacy On Set with Ita O’Brien

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How to Prepare Safely for Intimate Scenes

working with the Intimacy On Set Guidelines

with Ita O’Brien (Intimacy Coordinator & Movement Director)

With TV, and film demanding ever more nudity and sexual content, how do we work with best practice for intimate scenes? This is a two day workshop for actors, directors movement practitioners interested in exploring clear guidelines when working with intimacy from the auditioning process, through to performance on set.


News 2020: Training & Accreditation as an Intimacy Coordinator:

Estimated date for Berlin: June 27 & 28, 2020

For those wishing to discover and explore working with the Intimacy on Set Guidelines, we offer a workshop aimed at directors, actors, and movement practitioners (see Level One, below).

For those wishing to become an accredited Intimacy Coordinator with Intimacy on Set, we have developed a full programme of training and continuous development, the first step of which is the Level One workshop.

Stage One
2 day Introductory weekend workshop exploring IoS guidelines. On successfully completing Stage One, participants are eligible to be considered for a place on Stage 2 to begin their training as an Intimacy Coordinator.

Applicants will be asked to submit a CV and a covering letter stating their experience of intimate scenes, what they wish to get out of the training and what they bring to the role of the Intimacy Coordinator. Successful applicants will be offered a place on Stage Two.

Contact “Intimacy On Set” to register your interest

For further information please click here

2 Day – Workshop

Day 1 – In the morning there will be an introduction to the intimacy work, incl. short film; then we will share best practice, and in the afternoon we will work practically, sculpting moments of intimacy from scenes brought in by participants, putting into practice the Intimacy On Set Guidelines.

Day 2 – We will film the scenes worked on, and playback, gaining insights into how to approach intimacy, empowering you with clear guidelines when approaching this work.

  • There will be no nakedness or nudity in this workshop
  • You will be asked to conduct some research in preparation
  • Please bring notebooks and pens, and wear clothes in which you can move

The 4 hour introduction on Saturday is open for all industry professionals.

It is not possible to observe the practical workshop on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.


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Coverage in the media for Ita´s work on Intimacy on Set:

As an ‘intimacy coordinator’, Ita O’Brien coaches stage and screen productions through the protocols of contact between actors – The Guardian (13 November 2018)

Ita O’Brien Is Transforming the Way Film, TV, and Theater Handle Sex Scenes
Women and Hollywood (12 November 2018)

Ita’s work on Sex Education – Netflix hired an “intimacy coordinator” to ensure both cast and crew felt comfortable when filming sex scenes and responsible for making sure actors agreed to be touched during intimate scenes. – How ‘Sex Education’ filmed sex scenes marks a new chapter for the teen genre

For further coverage please click here

Please apply with a short paragraph stating;
  • Your professional training
  • Any experience to date of working with intimate scenes
  • What you would like to get out of the workshop
Dates: March 16 & 17th, 2019 | 2 Days | 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Schott Acting Studio at EDEN/Pankow
Limited to 24 participants – 6 directors, 12 actors and 6 movement practitioners/teachers/coordinators
Normal Fee: Directors 310 Euro VAT incl. | Actors/Actresses 280 Euro VAT incl.
Early Registration Fee until March 5th: Directors 295 Euro | Actors/Actresses 260 Euro VAT incl.
Instant Booking Fee: Directors 275 Euro VAT incl. | Actors/Actresses 240 Euro VAT incl.
Level Actors: Only Professional Actors, Experienced Young Talents, Directors
*4 hour Introduction/Presentation on Saturday March 16th from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Presentation Tickets for Saturday (Industry professionals): 30 Euro
Grands: Bildungsprämie (50%) & GVL (30%)
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