The Role of an Intimacy Coordinator in Sex Scenes on Set with Ita O'Brien
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In this episode, Hannah is joined by Ita O’Brien, an intimacy coordinator, founder of Intimacy on Set and the creator of the Intimacy on Set Guidelines. Her recent work includes Sex Education, Normal People, I May Destroy You, and Gentleman Jack. Ita discusses why she came up with the intimacy on set guidelines and why she felt they were necessary. She and Hannah talk about the risks of intimacy content work, and how Ita helps actors distinguish between their personal and professional bodies. Finally, Hannah and Ita discuss how to become an intimacy coordinator, and answer some listener questions. MORE ABOUT ITA O'BRIEN Ita O'Brien is an Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Director for film, television, and theatre. For the last six years Ita O'Brien has been developing best practice when working with intimacy, scenes with sexual content, and nudity in film, TV, and theatre - the 'Intimacy on Set' guidelines. Ita pioneered the role of Intimacy Coordinator, which is gaining adoption in leading production houses, including HBO, Netflix, and the BBC. ​Ita founded Intimacy on Set to provide trained professional Intimacy Coordinators to the industry. - Website: - Twitter: 📝CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES 📝 ✨CONNECT WITH US ✨ 👀WANT EARLY & AD-FREE ACCESS TO EPISODES?👀 ✏️SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER✏️
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